Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Ziggy the Support Dog

We’ve not had the best couple of weeks as sadly my father’s health deteriorated and he passed away on Friday.  Throughout all the visits back and forth to Grandyma’s and the care home, Ziggy has been an absolute star, letting me sit and hug him for ages, licking away my tears and being a comfort to me in his own Baldy way.  He definitely picks up on my emotions and knows when I need looking after and he has been doing his best to take care of me and that makes me love him all the more


In happier news, it’s not long now until Labfest – the annual fundraiser for Labrador Rescue South East & Central.  It is on Sunday 22nd September at West Wittering Parish Hall, Townsend Rd, Wittering, Peterborough PE8 6BD


We will be there and looking forward to seeing lots of Lovely Labbie’s and other breeds too.  It will be Ziggy’s first Dogs Party so he will no doubt he more silly than usual when we get there and he realises it’s all about the dogs!  If you can, do come along and support LRSE&C who are a wonderful charity and take such good care of Ziggy’s health needs.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sunshine, sossije & splashing in the river

Our week was pretty average so we started the weekend with an evening walk up on the Downs  Friday as Ziggy hadn't had much off lead time and it was a good evening for acres of fresh air



We took some time to sit and enjoy the view


Yesterday we went to visit Grandyma and go to Dobbies for bruch.  Ziggy was on his best behaviour, waiting for his sossije


Happiest boy, love him so much even though he accidentally split my lip when he jumped up at me:


After getting our chores done, today we took a walk in the town park and down to the river


As we've not had so much rain, the water was shallow which Ziggy prefers so he can splash around rather than have to swim!


Happy, waggy baldy boy:



Monday, 26 August 2019

Bank Holiday Weekend

Ziggy enjoyed having his bestie, Lilly to stay but had to say goodbye to her on Friday when she went home.  He really loves her and enjoyed having her company and will no doubt see her again soon.


On Saturday, we went out and about in Cirencester with Grandyma and Ziggy had his own plans - to visit Pets at Home and spend the birthday gift card which his Auntie Sue had very kindly sent him.  He checked out all the different options and chose wisely - some treats that were on offer and a fabbie foxy toy that was reduced.  Thank you so much Auntie Sue xx


As it has been so warm, we didn't go out until after sunset yesterday and today we were out before 8am as it was nice and cool first thing, and quite misty.


The grass was dewy damp and the smells left by all kinds of wildlife were nice and fresh so Ziggy spent a lot of time follwing his nose:


Lack of visibility wasn't a problem for Ziggy:


Ziggy shows what happens when you spend so much time sniffing in the field:


Ziggy in the mist:


Sunday, 18 August 2019

Celebrating Two Years of Ziggy!

Earlier this week we celebrated Ziggy's 2nd Gotcha Day - two years since he arrived here on foster.


Needless to say, he's doing a lot better these days not just healthier but happier too,

I had a surprised for Ziggy when I brought Lilly home from work on Thursday:


Ziggy was so happy he couldn't control his waggy tail!


Lilly is staying for a week while her family are away so it has been lovely having a choccie girl again for walks in the fields




Ziggy was leading the way as we went from field to field, crossing the little bridge:


Yesterday we went to see Grandyma and stopped for brunch at the Cricklade Club


Lilly and Ziggy both enjoyed themselves and some tasty snacks:


Today we went down to the fields by the river:


Lilly was first in the water:


 Both of them had fun running free:




Ziggy was watching Lilly


And soon joined her but stayed where it was shallow:


Out of the water, they were running in the sun again before it was time to come home



Sunday, 11 August 2019

Golden Boy

It's been a sunshiney and showery kind of day but we got out in the fields before the rain and while it was sunny, Ziggy was golden!


He had fun earlier in the week while DeeDee was still with us, especially when we all went for a walk by the river in town:


DeeDee and Ziggy share a love of toy shredding so had a destruction session before DeeDee went home:


Yesterday we went over to Grandyma's to take her shopping and stop in at Dobbies for some lunch.  


Ziggy likes it there as he gets tons of fuss and sometimes so tasty snacks.  He likes to look as woeful and deserving of a snack as he possibly can:


As much as Ziggy likes coming shopping, he loves our walks in the fields close to home.  He never runs too far ahead, always turning every so often to check I'm sitll following


Surrounded by golden fields:



A lovely Sunny Sunday walk: 


Sunday, 4 August 2019

Birthday Baldy Dog

This week we celebrated Ziggy's 8th birthday.   He was lucky enough to receive some birthday cards as well as some lovely presents so thank you to everyone for thinking of our baldy boy on his special day.



Yesterday Ziggy's Grandyma came to stay so we all went to the bistro in town for lunch, which is one of Ziggy's favourite places as he always orders a sausage when we are there.

This morning, we walked around to one of our friends houses to collect sweet little DeeDee who is staying with us for a few days while her mum is away.


DeeDee was one of Sofy's bestest friends and is a very funny little girl who spends a lot of time rolling over for a tummy rub.


Grandyma is on Doggy Daycare duties so I'm sure DeeDee's demands will be met!

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Another busy weekend for Ziggy

After the hot weather last week we were glad of a cooler weekend as Ziggy had plans, Big Plans!


Yesterday we went to Moreton in Marsh to meet up with one of our lovely long term friends and supporters, Helen, after she got in touch when she had seen the photo of Ziggy outside the pet shop the last time we were there. We had a lovely catch up over coffee and Ziggy was a Very Good Boy.

At lunchtime we met up with Ziggy's Twitter crush, Poppy and her dad in Bourton on the Water.  Poppy is so sweet and Ziggy is vey smitten!


They had fun splashing around in the river




They bonded over fish & chip lunch then drinks in a pub and a stroll back to the car with more splashing in the river.  Poppy is so pretty and petite, no wonder Ziggy is in love!


After such excitement yesterday, Zggy spent the entire evening sleeping and today had recharged enough for a walk in town by the river



Solo splashing:



Rehydrating:


This week Ziggy celebrates his 8th birthday on the 1st August and then at the weekend Grandyma is coming to stay as well as a little choccie houseguest, DeeDee so more fun in store for Ziggy.