been a while since I last updated you on my adventures,
so I’ve got lots to bring you up to date on……….
couple of weeks ago I got an envelope given to me in a
very subversive manner – whatever that means!! But
it was all hush hush stuff.
envelope was marked ‘Top Secret’………
crept away into a quiet corner and opened it.
contained a photo of one of the Spins. Now I know that
they have an area on the beach where they secretly test
things that they will use later, in annoying us Barbets,
us being Anouk and myself. Now that she’s joined
me it is clear that it’s worried the Spins that
there are now two of us. And being two of us we clearly
represent a threat to their domination of the household.
thing as well, they know I’m training Anouk!!
back to the photo……………..
reckon it’s a device that makes them float silently
over the ground so they can sneak up on us. I’m
sure it’s because Anouk is black and they can’t
see her of a night!!! But then again, no one can!!!
my skillful and expertise Anti Spin training we have clearly
worried the Italians. But this latest Spin device being
tested in their Area 51 is a major step forward for them.
I have to be honest that if this works then it will be
a real problem for us back up at the house.
now for the first time ever, I can reveal the Spins floating
device being tested in their Area 51 – an area of
the beach that they have taken over
It’s obvious from the above that they have advanced
considerably with the testing for this device, although
I’ve noticed it does at the moment look to have
a couple of teething problems??
Turning left and right looks to be a problem
2. The mouth held device looks vulnerable
3. The signal receiver worn around the neck also looks
it’s clever and if they really do get that thing
sorted out we could have a problem!!
– Le Barbets will of course fight back the best
way we can………we too have stealth and
especially at night with my new recruit Anouk. They will
never see her coming………
You may have seen the above pictures previously on ‘My’
website where I am training Anouk to sneak up and take
the hat, I whisper the instructions to her then she goes
down on all fours to creep up and take the hat.
course in reality we’re after one of two things
really, either the mouth held floating device or that
receiver that Freya is wearing around her neck. Either
of those items will render the thing useless and of course
by implication will render them useless, or more useless
than they already are!!!
this really is an adventure, the challenge gets greater
and the excitement mounts as my adventures continue to
what about my training I hear you say??
The Dearest One has not forgotten about that either and
I am continuing with my classes every week. I am learning
now to be away from The Dearest One and on the whistle
‘sit’. Now this could be at a distance from
her and is essential when we are for real in the field.
I have the basics well sorted now and although I have
my moments, I am only a dog after all. But a treat or
two later and full service is resumed!!
have lots of water work to do as well and that is next
on the training agenda. Get the basics right on dry land
and the water training should be easy!!
the whistle to sit!!!! Not so keen on that one whilst
out swimming to retrieve…….
told although not yet confirmed, that I will be going
home to my mother land later this year where I will be
shown tested and approved by those very nice French Barbet
people. I’m looking forward to that and Anouk will
be with me as well. So double trouble for the French!!
No sorry that last bit was just a joke……..we
have to put on a good show for them and The Dearest One.
Vive Le France I say. I’m really pleased to be going,
should be some fun!!
at least it gets me and Anouk away from the Italians for
a few days. So for us then a win, win and I’m confident
it will be the same for The Dearest One as well.
back here in the UK I will be shortly seen in public for
the first time at the up and coming Game Fair at Ragley
Hall in Warwickshire.
Barbet Club of Great Britain has a stand there and both
Anouk and myself will be there to sign autographs and
have our pictures taken with our adoring fans!!!!
will have to be patient with Anouk signing autographs
though?? She’s still very young and can’t
join the letters together yet……so you might
consider a paw print?
will be there for the full 3 days and we’ll be going
in the gundog ring on walkabout and I will be coming round
afterwards with a hat to collect loose change from the
massed crowds that will go towards the Barbets Against
Italian Spinone Dominance Movement. A worthy cause I’m
sure you’ll agree!!!
– or if you wish, you may want to donate treats
and bones and meaty morsels that I can take back to our
stand to share amongst my buddies there.
and thinking about it? Forget the loose change as we can’t
eat that so just make sure you have tasty treats for the
collection. Par Excellence non…………
I have forgotten where I was now……
yes and continuing with the Training theme, us Barbets
have come up with a cunning plan to deceive those pesky
call this the Possum Barbet trick………
Look at the Spins……..not a clue, have they?
is pretending to be a Possum, it plays dead when threatened.
So it represents no threat to them and eventually they
get bored and go away. However, in reality Anouk is looking
for weak spots in their defense, an area we can exploit
later on. And as they’re Spins, that won’t
be too difficult either!!!
an adventure of course it could be a thrill a minute.
But not for the Spins as we intend to make their lives
as frustrating as possible until one day we become the
dominant ones in the house. And if you look at the competition
we face then it’s not that much of a threat is it,
I mean let’s look at their weaknesses:
– just a show off really and can’t do anything
without her make-up and perfect hair do
– too selfish and never lets anyone have anything
she has. She is the il Duce of the Spin pack – we
will use that to our advantage
– leader of the investigation unit. A minor worry
but not a threat
– represents a clear and present danger to us. Sharp,
alert and a superb tracking nose
– on another planet altogether, the oddball. Not
a threat at all
– if you throw it, he’ll retrieve it. You
can’t throw grass cuttings without that idiot bringing
them all back – about as useful as a snow ball in
the Arctic – again we can use that to our advantage
– too nice, sweet and cuddly to be of any use or
harm to anyone
all in all peeps that is the sum level of their capabilities
and hence the adventures we will have in getting into
that pack and frustrating them on a daily basis. As we
are doing now of course, but the competition is hotting
up as we take the lead (no pun intended) on one thing
then they counter it. Good fun though
my next Adventures will be after the Game Fair and of
course I will keep you all updated on the events in and
around the house as they happen. Until then………
care out there, and see you at The Game Fair – don’t
be shy!! Come and say Hi……..