Friday, 29 July 2016

Honey Off Lead


Well I bit the bullet and let Honey off lead at the field yesterday.  As you can see from this short video she had a blast.

At the start of the video she is the second black dog running towards the camcorder.




Hope you have a fab Friday and a lovely weekend.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

WOYWW 27th July, 2016

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


It's lovely to have you back Julia.  Heaps of thanks to Jan for stepping in.




This is my desk this morning. I finished off colouring the Toppers that I showed two weeks ago.



Here are my Toppers all done.




Happy WOYWW.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Keeping Cool

We have had temperatures of up to 33 and for us that it a rarity.  Needless to say as we aren't use to it, a lot of people were struggling.  My girls, like most Greyhounds can't deal with the heat.  As they don't have much body fat, they can't insulate themselves against cold or hot temperatures.

I've had to have the curtains closed in my living room and the fans on.  If we had temps like that every year for most of the summer I would invest in an AC unit.  Whilst the weather is definitely changing, with the seasons not being so distinct now, the high temps are still rare.


Honey cooling her tummy.




Polly prefers to lay on the dog pad on the floor when it's hot.




Honey woke just as the camera clicked:)



We hope you are keeping cool.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

WOYWW 20th July, 2016

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



A card for a swap.  The theme was Celestial.



I also made a bookmark.




Happy WOYWW.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Fun With Friends

A short time ago I came across a website that listed enclosed fields for letting dogs off lead.  I went onto the site and looked to see what was close to me.  Told my friend Hilary about it and we went and had a look.

Last Thursday we had our second visit with the dogs.  The owner is in the process of raising the fences from 4.5ft to 6ft.  He has done two sides, but until the other two sides are done, I cannot let Honey off, as she is too prey driven.  The place is like a small farm and they have horses, donkeys, goats and several small critters, so I would not want Honey to bounce over the fences and have a snack.

Anyway, Hilary was very brave and let her two Greyhounds and her PointerX off lead.  You might just be able to make out the dogs off lead in the first two photos.  In the second photo, that's Honey watching on.  I had added another lead to hers, so she had more freedom.  She wasn't overly bothered that she wasn't off lead.






Sofia, Hilary's PointerX that was rescued from Spain.



Sofia came up to me.  Hilary left a lead on her in case she wasn't easy to catch.  Honey panting well, despite not being able to run.



Now this handsome lad is Milo.  He's Hilary's big boy and I adore him.



Honey again.  I don't take Polly as it would mean taking my car, as we all couldn't get into Hilary's.  Also despite being 9, she is still prey driven, so until the higher fences are finished she couldn't be let off anyway.



Hilary's Flora.  She came from the same rescue kennels as Honey.  In fact they were neighbours:)


The owner has put a bench in the field, so we can sit down and will also make a shelter.

We are trying to go to the paddock once a fortnight.  It takes about 50 minutes to get there and costs£10 for an hour for up to four dogs.  Extra dogs are £1.50 each.  They also have 30 minute slots for £6.



Well we hope you have a lovely weekend.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

WOYWW 13th July, 2016

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  Want to know more check it out at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/   


As Julia is recovering from major surgery, at the moment Jan http://lunchladyjansfabricfrenzy.blogspot.co.uk/   is standing in for Julia.



My desk this morning.

Got my glitter pens out to colour in some peel offs for a Swap.




The other bits are the gubbins for some other swaps.




Here is the beaded bauble cover I have been doing.


I am doing another one in green and red.




Happy WOYWW.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Snug As A Bug

Well despite having two very large rigid dog beds in my living room and two large rigid dog beds in my bedroom, all with memory foam pads, my bed is much preferred by Honey.






Hope you have a lovely week ahead.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

WOYWW 6th July

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  Want to know more check it out at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/   


As Julia is recovering from major surgery, at the moment Jan http://lunchladyjansfabricfrenzy.blogspot.co.uk/   is standing in for Julia.




This is my desk this morning.  




Happy WOYWW.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Happy 4th July

Polly, Honey and I would like to wish all our friends across the pond a



Saturday, 2 July 2016

New House Collars

Both my girls got new House Collars today.  The old ones were a tad tight, but these are just right.  They have the same design, which is called Inca Carnival.


Polly




Honey


Hope you are all having a lovely week.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.