Sunday, 28 December 2014

Wiggle - Day 2,378

Wiggle and Sofy have enjoyed the Christmas break.  We started the holidays with a chilly Christmas Eve walk, up on the Downs:

Wiggle was doing his own thing, wandering along, carrying his ball:

All three of us:

Wiggle, running to the sun:

Happy boy:

Sofy didn't mind the cold afternoon - not when it was so sunny:

Chilly, but sunny:

Christmas Day meant presents and roast turkey dinner leftovers for Wiggle and Sofy so by Boxing Day we were all looking forward to getting out for some more off-lead time.

We went up to Maud Heath which is always full of interesting smells:

Sofy was trying to tell me that she needed a treat:

Wiggle, meanwhile, was once again doing his own thing:

Sofy was happy when she found a muddy puddle:

Wiggle had his ball, as usual:

Enjoying the view:

Wiggle has always liked to be at the front of our walk, so now he is slowing down, I hang back to let him think he's got to wait for me:

Even though he didn't do much running, Wiggle still had a good time:

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

We wish all of Wiggle's followers and supporters a Very Merry Christmas and look forward to sharing more of Wiggle in 2015.

Wiggle, Wendy & Sofy xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Wiggle's Fundraising Calendar Auction - Update!

Thank you for the bids so far to win one of the three Wiggle 2015 calendars.  I realised we hadn't left much time for bidding so we've extended the deadline to midnight on Christmas Eve.

All of the money raised goes to helping Labrador's just like Wiggle who are in the care of LRSE&C, so please bid generously and good luck!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Wiggle's Official 2015 Fundraising Calendar

There are only 3 of these fabbie calendars up for grabs - to raise funds for Wiggle's charity, Labrador Rescue South East & Central.

For next year's calendar, I have chosen photo's from Wiggle's first 18 months here, celebrating how the previously sad, bald and skinny boy transformed into the happy, fun loving dog we know today.

The calendars are offered on an auction basis, to the three highest bidders.

To be in with a chance of purchasing a whole year of Wiggle while also helping a wonderful charity, email your best offer bid to

The 3 highest bids at midnight (GMT) on Sunday 21st December 2014 will receive the calendars.

Postage & packaging, to any location in the UK or Worldwide will be paid by me. Once the winners have been notified, electronic payment is preferred, directly to LRSE&C's Just Giving account, details of which will be provided.

Good luck and please bid generously!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Wiggle - Day 2,365

Last week Wiggle had a vets appointment for a review of his medication and discuss options moving forward.  He was, as always, happy to be there and looking out for Malcolm, our vet:

I had been concerned that Wiggle was having trouble with his sight and after a thorough examination, Malcolm confirmed that Wiggle does seem to have some retinal detachment in his left eye and the vision in his right eye isn't perfect either.  It's more noticeable when he is off-lead which is probably due to him walking on my right so having me close to his left side.

There's nothing that can be done, except to monitor him and for me to be mindful of how his life might change if his sight continues to deteriorate but having shared my home with Bumpy Jake who was completely blind, it's something that we will cope with.

As far as Wiggle's mobility problems, we came to the conclusion that he has muscle wastage in his hind legs and rather than being in pain, is more unsteady.  To help him try and build up some muscle, we are going to start hydrotherapy in the new year so went along to a centre at the weekend to view the facilities and meet the staff.

We got to watch another 12 year old Lab while he had his session and chat to his owner which was reassuring so we are hopeful that the sessions will help Wiggle.

In other news, the annual Wiggle fundraising calendar is on its way!

More details to follow very soon!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Wiggle - Day 2,357

Wiggle and Sofy have spent time today supervising the decoration of our Christmas tree:

I'm not sure if Wiggle was impressed or not....

Sofy just wanted to be in the photo too:

I'm sure she would have liked the tree more if it were edible!

After previous kidnapping attempts,  this little chap is high up where Wiggle can't reach him!

By the time we went for our evening walk, it was chilly out so Wiggle wore his blue fleece to keep warm and likes it so much, he is still wearing it!