Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Boulder and Kal have been with us for a couple of weeks now and I have come to the conclusion that they are perfect. They have no faults. None!
They have excellent recall and love to run in the fields and come to me as soon as I call their names or whistle:
They are happy, affectionate boys:
Although they lived in kennels in their previous life, they are fully adjusted to indoor living:
Happy, goofy Kal:
Boulder, the more sensitive of the pair:
And their temporary boss, Miss Sofy who has shared her food, her beds, her armchair and me:
As yet, Boulder and Kal are still without a retirement home. There is no hurry for them to leave here as they are truly lovely to have around. But they deserve a home of their own and are the easiest dogs - they travel well, are fine when left, good with other dogs, good in new places like the garden centre or visiting friends.
The boys will be 10 on the 21st of this month but they still have bags of energy and love to run in the fields twice a day. And when they ready to relax, they love to have a cuddle and lots of fuss.
Sunday, 23 April 2017
After too many months without a Black Labbie in our lives, Sofy and I are now sharing our home with two foster boys, one black and one yellow:
Since their arrival last weekend, Sofy has managed to look slightly interested:
But not too interested!
The brothers will be 10 years old in May and have lived outside in a kennel prior to coming in to LRSE&C. They are adapting well to life indoors and so far are the perfect guests. The boys are good indoors, ok being left and have no behavioural problems. They are good on the lead and have excellent recall.
After so long as outside dogs, I am keen to integrate them into all aspects of indoor life, something Beau is doing well at:
These lovely boys need to go to a retirement home together. For more information and to complete a pre-adoption questionnaire please go to the LRSE&C website
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Yesterday Sofy and I were up and out super early to drive up to the NEC in Birmingham as Labrador Rescue South East & Central were invited to be at the Kennel Club's Breed Rescue stand.
Sofy had been before, the first time Wiggle went back in 2010.
And Wiggle went again, in 2014:
To look her best, Sofy had been to the groomers on Friday for a thorough brush and shampoo so she was looking and smelling fabbie:
Once we were at the stand, Sofy wasted no time in getting to know Orberry and Daisy yellow Labs and Eddie black Lab who would be representing rescue Labrador's:
On duty for greeting the public:
Laying down on the job:
After some time wandering around the different halls and seeing lots of the show dogs, Sofy needed a nap:
She perked up though when she saw that I had found Nellie, the toy relative to Mousey:
We had a lovely day, got to see so many people and chat all about rescue Labrador's and catch up with friends. Sofy was on her best behaviour and made me very proud as she was a Very Good Girl (and only barked a little bit). We also found time to do some shopping so I treated my pretty girl to a new pink collar and lead:
Friday, 3 February 2017
It's been four months now since Wiggle and I said goodbye and I still miss him every single day. Four months; a third of a year. It feels like so long since I held him but I can remember like yesterday how his soft fur felt when I stroked him and the velvety softness of his ears.
Mostly now I can focus on the happy memories but other times, I still cry for my special boy and feel the emptiness of life without him.
Often I look back through his blog and see what he was doing, remembering the fun, happy, silly boy who was such a joy to share my life with.
So to remember Wiggle four months on, here's a look back on this day in previous years:
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Seven years ago today Sofy came into my life. She was a foster dog needing assessment and everything was quite different then as of course I had Wiggle and Sir H.
And now, 7 years later, Sofy is an only dog but she's happy and has her toys and loves me and her food and her cuddles. I still miss Wiggle every single day but having Sofy helps so much, I'm so very grateful for her silly ways and that she has helped me through tough times.
I love you my gorgeous, silly, cuddly Miss Sofy xx
Saturday, 24 December 2016
The first Christmas without Wiggle is hard, we miss him so much. I am glad I have his blog to look back through and remember the fun we had and how much Wiggle enjoyed all his gifts. We had Christmas at home, away, with snow but most importantly, lots of special memories.
One of my favourite memories was when Wiggle became fascinated with one of the Christmas tree decorations, a little knitted elf:
Wiggle loved that little knitted elf so much that when my back was turned, he took it down from the tree!
So this year, instead of a star or angel on our Christmas tree, we have the little elf, at the top of the tree next to Wiggle's photo:
Merry Christmas from Sofy and me xx
Sunday, 27 November 2016
Thoughts of Wiggle are always on my mind and with it having been Thanksgiving this week, I've been thinking more about how lucky I was to have Wiggle in my life for the time I did. He was super special and maybe that's why it feels so hard to get used to him being gone now, even though it's been nearly two months.
He loved this time of year, with cooler days and plenty of interesting smells to sniff out amongst the fallen leaves. It's my favourite time of year, especially on bright days. Sofy likes autumn too:
Seeing Sofy in the leaves reminded me how photogenic Wiggle was at this time of year with the beautiful colours as a perfect backdrop to photograph his handsome good looks:
As much as I try and think of the fun times and adventures we shared, I still find myself wishing I could stroke that beautiful, velvety soft black fur and hug my boy. I cry, I feel sad and I remind myself it's grief and it will get easier. But while my head believes that, my heart is still struggling.
Thankfully Sofy is being a Very Good Girl and is affectionate and cuddly, trying her best to cheer me up by being silly and bashing me with her toys to get me to play. Week after next we'll have Lilly staying with us so for a few days we'll be back to a two dog home, which will be nice for both of us.