We went for a little walk into the town last night it was cold but I enjoyed the walk. Dad and I checked out the town Christmas Tree, which I didn't have the heart to tell him, lots of doggies had added pee pee graffiti to. The shop windows were interesting full of lovely toys to chew, and a little Christmas tree that shot snow everywhere. Prince x
A few weeks back I had occasion to venture into the garden again on an unusually dry and sunny day. I had had enough of the name calling as you may remember from those rude crows. Well I wasn't going to take any more of their 'dissing' me. Today as soon as the largest blackest bird dropped into the garden, I bided my time then pounced, with a broadside run and a swifty bark, I had my skull and crossbones bandana on, so I was kitted out for action. It was very satisfying, and the crows on the roof were unusually silent.
Later I found out I had seen off Captain Barbossa of the Raven Crew, (actually mum said he is a carrion crow, but I was too polite to mention that!). He bravely, I thought, dropped back in to invite me to join their Pirate clan, as he thought I was very brave, albiet foolhardy, to challenge him, as he boasted he has had many a scurvy dog's eye out, for less. As I've noticed he is always burying bread in the lawn, encouraged and thinking that was a very dog like action, I graciously accepted the offer. I have now found out via my Raven bros, that the herring gulls are led by a scurvy wench Saucy Nell, the Rooks are led by Captain Hook, The Gulls by Razor Bill, and the Jackdaws by Headless Nick, I was puzzelled by that one but Barbossa explained he tries to frighten humans by tucking his head under his wing, and still moving his feet, and finally the crows are headed up by Billy Bunter.
Hello, Its Prince, and this is my first official post, as Auntie Poppy's apprentice.
Its definately Autumn here, piles of scrunchy leaves to jump in Toadstools to roll on, slugs and Pigeon poo to investigate. I had a lovely time playing in the garden today, until a bunch of local Crow boys started cawing at me, they just sat on the roof , way up there out of reach and crow called names at me, very rude ones I think!
Anyway heres some pictures of me, cos Aunt Poppy says its 'good blogging' to add photographs. Prince x
Poppy and Prince would like to highlight There is a growing trade being pushed on unsuspecting consumers. Those fur trims, dyed in beautiful coloures, mixed with silk and other fabrics are mostly shipped from China.THEY are NOT BEAUTIFUL Because They once belonged to Cats and Dogs, Puppies and Kittens too, which are all cruelly skinned alive, those that don't die of shock, lay skinned and wimpering in agony thrown in heaps. I know no one wants to see such things or hear about them, but they are happening NOW... Please Pop over to Scout & Freyia's Blog and read how to avoid 'these' wares and how to register your protests, to STOP this vile trade. http://lovingforaliving.blogspot.com/
Heres our boy, tired out after a full day, I'm afraid Poppy censored the second picture, as she thought it unappropriate for puppy internet viewers.
Prince is progressing well we finally got his tummy under control, which is great news, and he is proving a complete Star around the house and home.
Dad has a few problems when we let him off the lead, as he now wants to meet everyone and every dog he sees. Although he is totally friendly and doesn't jump or paw people, we realise not everyone is overjoyed to see a black streak of joyous pup tanking towards them, and the serious issue of no recall when road crossing could be involved, will have to be resolved somehow for safetys sake.
Personally I always look forward to the experience of Learning something New, However I do not always enjoy being Taught. (Winston ) I find Treats will enhance the whole experience emensely Winston. (Poppy)
When all things are said and Done, I must admit for a young Pup Prince isnt doing too badly with Mum's Assistant training. Today I supervised him while he helped model some of Mums works in progress. Jester Batons and a Martins Brothers Inspired bird. Prince performed a perfect wobble test on the bird, just enough pressure on the cushion with his chin, I was very impressed he didn't chomp it and run off actually. Poppyx
We will have had Prince as part of our Family, for 4weeks this coming Tuesday. In that time he has put on (10lbs), ophs 11lbs in weight, which we think has gone into making him taller, and growing his permanent teeth which have all seemed to come at once. He has been a little Star, and is proving to be a real cuddly pup , as well as sneaking a look in on me when I wasnt feeling well the other day , and went upstairs to get a lie down, this was exactly what dear Poppy used to do.
"Actually I told him to come with me, and Check on you Mum"
Well This is Poppy, I had thought Prince might take on my written blog, but that may well have to wait a while...
Yesterday was The Mad Hatters party at Mum and Dads, Prince was decked out with a suitable Floral Collar as you can see. So I thought the time might be right for a little interview, this is what I got ...
How are you enjoying the Party Prince?
Slobbler, dribble Lick, um Ball! chase, chase, chew, I see a chew, um, phwerpt, pee pee pee pee!!
So I guess you will have to patient, ahh well, Boys will be Boys! and hes only a baby.PoppyX
Midnight Prince for A Day, is a bit of a mouthful but that is the Kennel name for Mum's new baby she is looking after. He is very skinny for 4 months old, and I bet he won't have to diet Like I had too, boys get all the luck! He was a bit frightened, and a bit of a baby at bedtime, so I came down to comfort him for a bit. He was soon fast asleep in 10 minutes, so I didnt stay after that, because he snores!, another typical boy thing. Anyway he is very clean in his habits, which I approve of , especially after Mum bathed him in Ren Apricot wash :), I also approved he wasn't washed in Mums and mines Rose wash, which is really only for us Girls. I think he will be Named Prince, Failing that he could be 'The dog formally known as Prince'!..PoppyX
Today is the longest day of Summer, Midsummer, making one think of faeries, Shakespear's own play 'Midsummer's Nights Dream', and the saddening thought that the days will now start to shorten. But many more glorious summer days to come yet , before Winter.
A picture of Poppy taken earlier this year, amongst the daisies, before she passed.
Thank you for dropping by.
I live with Mark and enjoy painting horses, dogs,cats,pets,wildlife and fantasy subjects, quite an eclectic mixture, but lots of fun.
Poppy my Labrador Technical Director,is still with me in spirit,she Loved sleeping, eating,and walks.
Her new apprentice 'Prince' has just finished his intensive Training from our original Doggy Blogger 'Poppy',and has graduated with a full 4 paw BlogHound Certificate.
God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. ~ J.M. Barrie, Courage, 1922 ........................
Obviously Thats converted to treats,and hugs, which I'd prefer. (Poppyx )................
PYQ, Poppy's Year Quote.
Play with your Family and Pack, be content with what arrives in your Food Bowl, Dont worry about Tomorrow, Leave a Happy Pawprint on Life. (Poppyx) ..............
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