Sunday, 17 March 2019

Ziggy's Evening Out

Ziggy loves people. Ziggy loves going out and meeting new people.  Ziggy has quite an extensive wardrobe and likes to dress appropriately for an occassion.

So when we went out for supper with my mum, Ziggy's Grandyma on Friday evening, he went for a smart/casual look in his Black Dog Company bow tie.

We went to The Fleece in Cirencester which is very dog friendly so Ziggy was warmly welcomed and offered a water bowl and biscuts.  

 Even though it was a busy evening, our server took time to make a big fuss of Ziggy and made sure were were all settled.   

Ziggy was a Very Good Boy and made me very proud.  Lots of people came over to say hello to him and he loves all the attention and wants to lick everyone he meets.  When Ziggy saw the other diners, he was glad he had chosen to dress for dinner.

In other news, quite big news really, we have a new addition to our little family - Lula:

Lula has been with us for a month now after we adopted her from the Blue Cross in February.  She is 9 and previously lived with a dog and she has been settling in with us.  Ziggy lived with 2 cats in his last home and is in love with Lula:

She sleeps a lot, like him and puts up with him licking her head so they are good company for each other and we are enjoying getting to know her. 

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Crufts and other things

Ziggy had a long but lovely day at Crufts on Thursday when we went to help out at the Labrador Rescue South East & Central stand within the KC Charitable Trust.  It was great to meet people and tell then about rescue Labrador's

It was the 2nd time Ziggy had walked the pink carpet and this year he was definitely looking better!

Ziggy got to see his friends Byron:

And also Bella:

Because he is such a  Good Boy and we love him, Ziggy's Grandyma and I treated him to a new Ruff & Tumble drying robe, which does look very smart, as shown here after today's bath:

On Friday we saw the dermatology vet and she was very pleased with how he is doing, slowly growing fur.  The medication and regular baths are keeping away the infections that had previously caused Ziggy so much discomfort.  

Today, we had sunshine and a few showers but mostly it was very windy and we were able to have a fabbie walk across the fields by the river.  Unusually lively, Ziggy wasted no time stretching his legs:

Mostly though, we wanted to splash around:

Ziggy had some serious ear flappage going on:

Happy Baldy Dog:


Sunday, 3 March 2019

Busy Baldy Dog!

Where did Februaary go?  We seem to have missed it but we are happy to say goodbye to dark evenings and snow days and instead enjoy each day getting a little longer.

Especially as it means we can get to the fields for our walks.

Ziggy is happy when it has rained and his favourite ditch fills with stinky, muddy water:

Unfortunately for Ziggy, his delight is short lived as we go to the field with the muddy ditch on a bath day so he doesn't stay stinky for long!

Ziggy likes coming out and about, especially to the garden centre.

And the garden centre restaurant:

We are still looking for new fur growing and little by little, there's new hair.  The fur he does have is fabulously soft and shiny but top coat only, no undercoat:

He thinks exposing his baldy bits is best for hair growth:

Ziggy took the opportunity earlier to sit and look handsome, ready for his trip to Crufts this week.  We will be with the LRSE&C Labradors in the KC Chritable Trust area of Hall 3 where Ziggy hopes to be on his best behaviour as an ambassador for recue Labbies!

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Tummy Tufts

Ziggy has tummy tufts!  It's taken a long time, but there is now some fur slowly coming through on his tummy.

He's still got lots of fur missing so has had to wrap up for walks, but he's happy and doesn't even mind wearing pink!

It's been a long process to get this far, Malaseb bath's every other day for the past 6 months, medication and regular visits to the vet.  But Ziggy is the happiest boy and happily gets in the bath and lets me rub in the shampoo and clean his ears so we can keep the infections under control.  Ziggy likes being dried with the hairdryer after he's been towel-dried.

After recent dreay, rainy weather, today was bright but cold, so we took a walk up at Black Dog Halt. 

It didn't take Ziggy long to get slobber on his face:

Looks sunny but the wind was brrry cold!

Ziggy does like to sniff!

Once we were home Ziggy had his bath and spent some quality time on the sofa, doing what he does best - snoozing! 

Friday, 4 January 2019

New Year Catch-Up

It’s been a lovely Christmas and New Year for Ziggy.  Actually, the past month or so have been fabbie for our baldy boy as he has had all sorts of outings and fun.  

There's been walks in the fields, despite the dreary weather:

Ziggy has been to work a few times, which he loves as he gets to hang out with his BFF, Lilly:

We went to Stratford Upon Avon to visit the Christmas market and also see our friends from the Black Dog Company, which also meant lunch out, something Ziggy is always keen to be part of:

Ziggy chose this lovely Brussel Sprout bandana from The Black Dog Company:

We’ve visited our lovely friends in Derbyshire where Ziggy got to catch up with his doggy friends Scout and Ruby and got chased out of the paddock by one of the horses.

Ziggy acquired a lovely, snuggly pink fleece from Sarah as it is too big for Scout but a perfect fit for a less hairy boy:

Back at the office, Ziggy and Lilly dressed up in their festive finery: 

Dark nights have meant dark walks but Ziggy is fully accessorised for all scenarios:

Ziggy's Grandyma came to stay with us for Christmas.  Ziggy loves his Grandyma so was very happy to have her company and show off all of his gifts.  He did actually have the most - 20!! 

Opening that many gifts did make quite a mess but Ziggy was certainly enjoying himself:

New Toys!!!

New Toys for Shredding!!

Ziggy enjoyed a Christmas Day walk up on the Downs:

And a walk at Jubilee Lake and didn't care that he was a boy wearing pink; he was warm and that was the main thing:

Over the holidays we had a fun Tweet-Up with Spangawoolley's Norty Lucy and Dilly and lovely Lab, Mollie.  Ziggy thoroughly enjoyed splashing around in the mud and getting filthy!

There was a trip to Jollyes pet store, which is one of Ziggy's favourite places:

And also to John Coles Park where he got to run around and follow some interesting sniffs: