WEEK TWENTY FIVE
going to start off this week by hoping you all had a
splendid Christmas and intend to have a Happy and Healthy
unusually I’m also going to start this diary entry
with a couple of Freya’s Brothers. And why is
that? I hear you ask………..it’s
all because our Freya is in disgrace and I’m making
a stand against her, to show her that she is a disgrace
to the Awelymor name.
Dearest One has forgiven her as it was her first Christmas
and being so young blah blah blah…oh but the embarrassment
of it all.
before all that………there’s this…………….
is Lord Alfie of Kent.
a sumptuous Christmas meal we see below Lord Alfie settling
down in HIS chair that he’s taken over from his
owners. They of course like the rest of us had no choice!!!
Lord Alfie (believe it or not) is currently graduating
in an honours degree out in the field with the gun.
Yes he’s going to be used as per his ancestry
– a gun dog!!
before you go running to the PRSCA or whatever they
are called I can confirm that he will NOT be trained
to use the gun (although it is a Spin and I bet if they
could they would shoot and his owner runs off on command
to retrieve)!! Nor is he going to be the reloader –
“Oi, pass me the Holland and Holland will you
boy”……no sorry, digressed again.
just out of shot (no pun intended) is Lord Alfie’s
glass of Sloe gin and his cigar. A hamlet I believe
(cue the music)
closer to home is Bertie………Now Bertie
has also got the ideal life. Lovely owners, lots of
land to play in, good food and of course being so young
he has his moments!!!
here below is perfection himself……..Bertie
the proud. And don’t we look regal and oh so refined
for this photo……
BUT HOW LOOKS DECEIVE??
the horror then that not long after this photo was taken
Bertie the Spin Devil, combined to wreak havoc in the
mud. No longer Bertie the proud, no longer the regal
smugness and and and I should imagine no diving into
the living room to launch himself onto that nice warm
and very clean couch either!!!!!
stage left (Drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen…………It’s
look so proud now does he?
not so bad I guess……..hose him down, dry
him off and by tomorrow all will be back to normal……….
thought for you all?
a Spin or two – just exactly what is normal??
so to Freya………
have deliberately put Lord Alfie of Kent and Dirty Bertie
first because this next bit’s embarrassing?? Those
two above are angels compared to HER………..(Freya
you understand – not the Dearest One)
all started one
sunny miserable rainy, windy
morning around Christmas when Freya who is used to big
scale humans, well, humans over 5 foot, came across
Santa who had sneaked into the living room (as he does)
to lay presents at the base of the tree.
expecting some big guy in a daft uniform to come hurtling
through the skies and crashing into the living room
was beside herself with disappointment. All that gnashing
and barking and all she ended up with to scare off,
was………….HIM – the look
says it all
the bubble above her head “oh please………..put
a kid on your lap and it would be twice the size of
you, you sure you’re not an elf with delusions
of grandeur, some twisted alter ego………God
you’re a sad little man”
what you got for me”??? (Typical bloody spin)
the following day all was back to normal and Santa had
left Freya a Present to open……brilliant
all’s well that ends well!!! Or not……
being a bit of an idiot and mistaking Freya for a reindeer
or equivalent had bought her (wait for it)…………….a
bottle of wine!!!!!!!!
she was so thrilled, and never having had wine before
decided to go for it, big time and before breakfast!!!
now you see why the embarrassment!!
got her up and decided to take drastic measures to sober
took her into the kitchen and introduced her to some
naked bird?? The Turkey.
was working, and although a little undercooked at this
point it had planted the seeds that once cooked it was
to be prime target…….(I know don’t
tell me…….Turkey is too rich for the little
dears……nur nur nee nur nur)
was the runnies (remember walkies is not good enough
for a Spin)
anyway we needed a breath of fresh gale force winds!!
combining that with taking a few of them out to the
local beach this was bound to be a winner and Freya
(she of the disgrace moment) would be sober in no time.
here starts another story, and in summary it goes like
took to the beach JJ’s training dummy to retrieve.
I could throw this into the wind and it wouldn’t
come back and hit me in the mouth as the Frisbee did
once (if you’re following the bankers notes) However,
I had with me she of the disgrace moment and Mia. Yes
Mia. Of you throw something and she gets it –
its game over.
I did not account for Freya who at the third attempt
finally beat JJ to the dummy and all hell broke loose.
gave up, I gave up and let those 2 idiots fight it out……or
rather pant it out.
being young and fast, Mia being older and equally as
here with that dummy you dummy”
think it was Boxing Day by the time I got the thing
off them. And so after a hearty meal it was cracker
time and treats and prizes for all…………including
the now sober and tired out Freya (bless her)!!!!!!!
so that was it for 2011……….and now
for 2012……..bring it on.
It is 2012……….better get on with it
then. Until next time……….take care
and keep warm
No Spins were shot, hosed down or drunk during the making
of this diary entry. So you don’t need to call
the ARSPC now do you!!!!!!
(I’m sure there’s an anagram in there somewhere)!!
WEEK TWENTY SEVEN
chosen a theme for this diary entry and of course it
involves lots of photos of Freya or to be more precise,
Freya on the beach photos.
the winter as highlighted in the Bankers Notes a while
back we have the beach all to ourselves during the winter
– or rather we have 2 beaches all to ourselves
during the winter. Both offer very long walks and both
with plenty of beached toys to find and play with. The
beaches are separated by a river and to one side you
have a splendid walk into the beautiful seaside town
of New Quay, whilst to the other side you have an equally
splendid walk………….it goes on
for miles and you’re only problem with the walk
this side is the tide?
you walk past the cliffs and get the tide timings wrong…………it’s
a Coastguard job!!!
we’re dealing with the Dearest One here?
timings?? Not an issue, because the smartest of the
smart purchased a little book for a pound listing by
day, week, month all the timings of the tides. Clever
are a couple of good parking areas and the beaches are
easily accessible….if you’ve not got a herd
of Spins with you!!! Now I’m currently travelling
again and therefore these little soirée’s
onto the beach have been with the Dearest One and on
the odd occasion she has teamed up with other like minded
souls and ventured forth into the wilderness!!
by rotating the Spins around on various days she has
ensured that they all get to enjoy runnies. She normally
takes around 5 or 6 at a time and considering I can’t
control 2 of them at a time then taking this amount
is nothing short of a miracle – because she has
to bring them back again as well – obviously!!!!!
how does she do it?? I hear you ask……….(well
not exactly ask but you know what I mean)
I will tell you.
go back to Christmas (let’s not, but this is for
Dearest One is now the proud owner of (wait for it)
a Food blender……..this for me of course
was a mistake because I was told it was for creating
such culinary delights as liver cake for the dogs!!!!
course it is…….I bought a bloody food blender
for the dogs!!
the first couple of weeks when all I was allowed to
eat/drink/suck through a straw were the Dearest One’s
cocktails – Breakfast lunch and dinner!!
Orange, pineapple and banana (those kept me frequent)!!
- Potato leak and onion soup
- Apple, blackcurrant and lime
- Minced beef and onion soup
- Carrot and orange juice
- Minced something or other, that I used to re-concrete
potholes in the yard with
- A puree that nearly choked me to death it was so thick
get the picture…….
was on one of these experimental moments that thankfully
one of her friends sent her a recipe for liver cake
for the dogs. I was so grateful I cleared off to the
chip shop and was sick on everything edible in there.
Solids at long last…………
said liver cake was a massive success with the dogs,
so much so that we could have had them doing synchronized
swimming as a team they loved it that much
She would get the blender out, Freya would fetch the
oats from the cupboard, Kallie would open the fridge
and get the liver out for her. JJ turned on the oven,
Savanna volunteered to wash up, Duncan took the rubbish
to the bin, Mia and Unica fell asleep.
a joy to watch………..until it came out
today, take the dogs out with that lot in a bag, in
your pocket and instant obedience (ish)
let’s have a look at random photographs of Freya
playing on the beach…………and
the theme for this week is:
it, even if it doesn’t want retrieving!!!!
WEEK TWENTY NINE
amazes me how time moves so quickly at the same pace!!
February already, but then January went as slowly as
it seems to every year………
now what is this idiot on about? Where’s this
going you wonder?
of course I will tell you. Freya’s nine months
old now and good grief, don’t kids grow up so
fast nowadays!!!! Oh bless them when they were so young
and innocent and now look at them blah blah blah!!!!!
embarrassment of embarrassments………El
Dearest One showed me this picture of Freya and her
two half siblings – whatever a half sibling is
and I got it wrong!!
thought Freya was on the right and she’s not…..she’s
in the middle of this photo. You would think for someone
so incredibly intelligent (me) you would think I could
tell our dog from another owner’s dog and so Mr
Incredibly Intelligent is reduced to eat humble pie…….have
a look yourself and see what I mean.
in the next picture I want you to notice the white picket
fencing and how well it’s been constructed…….no
look at the concentration as they steady there offerings
for the judge. Look at the intensity of the moment,
you can sense the nerves. You can feel the atmosphere
of tension as the result gets closer…………
judge gave Asca 2nd place but poor Freya was left to
trudge out of the ring, she was still a happy girl though
as she got a piece or two of liver cake. A few kind
words and I’m sure she’ll be back to be
judged another day.
you’ve got to admit that’s a striking photo
of the sheer excitement of the show ring, it captures
the moment so beautifully……….or………maybe
it doesn’t!!! you choose……….
are lots of photos of Freya in all sorts of situations
and at times in all sorts of a mess. Over this past
nine months we have watched her grow and mature –
or immature sometimes, she has developed her own style
and her own traits as indeed they all do of course.
pictures of her on the beach, in the woods, fields and
so on and the theme or rather one of her traits is that
of annoying the others……whether its stealing
the ball or training dummy off one of them (usually
JJ) or whether it’s just wanting to play, who
knows what goes on in that head?
typical example is this picture of her being one side
of the fence and Unica being on the other. Who wants
to be which side??
else was involved, no ball, no training dummy, no food,
nothing. But even so, Freya had to get the attention
of Unica and annoy the hell out of her – because
that fence is not candy coated!!! But you just know
what Unica is thinking…..”When I chew through
this and get out/in, I’m going to chew your head
off” – but until then………..
the same as this picture……………….
has she seen?
is she so concentrated on that has her focus fully fixed
and clearly ready to point at and tread on whatever
it is. There’s a picture in the gallery when she
was a puppy, similar to this one. In that earlier photo
I swear it was an ant, so now she’s bigger I suppose
it must a big ant!!!!! A very big ant.
I reckon it’s a great shot of something that has
really got her attention. (It sure as hell won’t
be the Dearest One – not unless there’s
finally to this………….
going to leave you with this thought………..it’s
also a warning!!!!!!
in Motion (RIM) – heard of them??
the Canadian based company that designed and produce
only produce ONE version?? And that version is for us
is not for dogs………..
one below is – sorry was – The Dearest One’s.
Now this Ex Blackberry was permanently glued to the
Dearest Ones hand. It NEVER left her side, pocket, hand,
know the thing. ‘I have a Blackberry, therefore
the Dearest One put it down once (probably to make a
cup of tea) at some point it bleeped, rang or whatever
Blackberries do and if you haven’t already guessed
– Freya answered it!!!
went on to chew it to death.
replacement model was delivered a couple of days later
much to the relief of The Dearest One. She was totally
speechless during the interim period. It has NEVER been
so quiet during those two days………..
have contacted the Guinness book of records to see if
this quietness was a record!!!!!!
for you?? I wonder if RIM do a Blackberry covered in