I had a house full of three dogs from Thursday to Monday. Ben and his family travelled down South for a family wedding ( I had my reasons for not going), so I offered to watch Lola for them (their Springer Spaniel).
She can be a bit grumpy and bossy but after the initial excitement she settled in quite well.
Why are you touching me!?
The Thursday was a bit hectic as I was working backshift, so in order to keep the peace in the house, Lola was given the kitchen and the boys obviously already have their own room!
I took the rest of the days off (bar Monday which was a lovely dayshift :/) so that the dogs could get plenty of attention. The problem I had was that Zephy can’t do anywhere near the walking needed for the other two so sadly he did not get to join us on most of the walks. On Friday morning it was just a wee trip to the park to play fetch with the spaniels.
Not tiring enough, by the time lunch time rolled around, they were asking for more. So I decided to take the two of them up a local hill. It has been snowing here up the hills (not any lying on the ground at the moment) and the walk was so peaceful. The two of them ran about like nutters and it was quite fun watching them. Together they flushed a few birds and actually came back when whistled rather than chase them down (Don’t mind them flushing game but don’t want them killing anything). Thankfully, there were not many walkers up the track so managed to clear my head of a few things and tire out the doggies.
There is something so calming about a long walk up the hills. I love it. Unfortunately, I didn’t pick two breeds of dog that can manage long walks together so it was nice to see Echo having a good run about with Lola.
It was all a bit of a tiring day for them all (even though Zephy didn’t go anywhere!).
Is it dinner time!?
I had my Christmas night out on Friday night so Zephy thought he’d help me with my makeup while the other two slept:
“The eye-shadows too much mum.”
After very little sleep after my night out (I wasn’t drinking but was still exhausted!) I headed down to the beach in the morning with Lola and Echo. It was a gorgeous morning.
After all that, of course Zephy needed a walk as well. So later on in the day we went for a wee stroll in the park 🙂
All in all, a good weekend. A good weekend for the soul you might say. I am so relaxed this week and I’m sure all the puppy cuddles have been a big part of that 🙂