Holiday Special - October / November 2012
This time when the big car was being filled up I knew what was going on! We drove to a place with a crazy name! Piddletrenthide! When we got there it was very late at night, I did a quick search of the big house that we were staying in and could smell lots of people but I had to say goodnight before I could find everyone.
I didn’t sleep very well as I was in a strange place but luckily Harvey was there to look after me. Early in the morning I was hungry so I called the big human with my morning alarm noise. He came down looking very sleepy and we went for a walk around the gardens and fields nearby. We were in the middle of nowhere with lots of space for me to run around on my super long training lead!
We went back for breakfast and I found all of the people I could smell, the rest of the big human’s family we staying in the house with us, and a lady with a big moving tummy was there too. I liked her very much and spent a lot of time sneaking on to the sofa to sit with my head on her tummy. It was very relaxing :)
We went on lots of walks in the countryside and to the beach, and did loads of exploring! The house had a pool in the garden and even though it was cold outside the humans were all in it every day. Harvey and I don’t like swimming but we had important work to do anyway, we were being lifeguards again - our favourite job. We were also in charge of garden security, lots of other dogs passed through the garden and it was our job to make sure that they didn’t stick around. I was VERY good at this job, making sure they were all kept in order and that there was no funny business going on!
I also changed my dinners while I was on this holiday - I was bored of chicken and it was making my skin itchy so Harvey and I tried out some fishy dinners. We both tried it and we liked it so much that we switched over for good.
The holiday was brilliant fun and I got to hang out with the small humans and go on lots of special walks. I got lots of treats and attention from my new friends and I had a very good week.
Day 197 - 14.10.2012
Another journey today and another very exciting day. Today I went to see Auntie Sharon and all the other HCBW team for a special party. I met lots of other dogs and had lots of fishy and meaty treats. I got lots of kisses and cuddles and did a lot of showing off. It was nice to meet some more of my internet fans and say thank you to all the people that helped me find my new home!
Day 176 - 23.09.2012
Today was a very special day. We got up VERY early and packed all of my favourite things in the car, laid my bed out in the back and then all went off on a big journey. I was asleep the whole way and the big human had to wake me up to go for a comfort break!
We arrived at a special field full of other dogs! I was sooo excited! The place was called “Paws in the Park” and I had never seen so many other dogs in one field before! The nice ladies in the Deaf Dog Network tent gave me lots of fishy treats and a green bandana to wear, and I was ready to work. I spent the whole day showing off how good I can be for my humans and telling everyone about DDN and Home Counties Boxer Welfare and how good they are, and how there are lots more boxers like me that need homes out there.
I even took the big human into the indoor arena where lots of people were watching me show off all the signs that I have taught the big human. I had so much fun I also did another demonstration in the afternoon! We don’t know that many tricks so for our party piece when the lady was talking about me I did my best ever trick, I jumped up into the big humans arms and all the ladies in the crowd clapped a lot and smiled.
I had so much fun, even though it rained ALL DAY and I was soaked through, but it was worth it as I made lots of new friends and met some of my best internet friends in the flesh as well. Everyone gave me treats and I even had time for a bit of shopping - I picked up a new collar in the sales :) I was so tired, I slept all the way home.
Day 162 - 09.09.2012
Today was really, really hot! I spent all day in the garden playing with Harvey and relaxing. Harvey has to go inside quite often as he doesn’t like the heat but because I am white it doesn’t bother me so much. My Mum put lots of special cream on my head to stop the sun from burning me, and super strong cream on my scars where I have no fur!
One of my other friends came to play in the garden as well today, Blossom the bunny was in her run for a bit. I’m trying my best to be a good boy with her around, and all I want to do is play with her as she looks so fun!
Day 154 - 01.09.2012
Today we went to the seaside again, we didn’t go swimming this time so I was a little bit sad. But, the big human made me happy again by letting me have some of his battered sausage from the fish man. I loved it, so much that I tried to eat all the rest of it too :)
Holiday Special - July / August 2012
We got up very early in the morning and the small humans went off somewhere, while the big humans packed up lots of bags. They put my bed, all my toys and my dinners into the big car and then just when I thought they were going out … they put my harness on me and I went to the car as well! Harvey was so excited that he jumped into the car (he usually has to be picked up!). We went on a long journey, so long we had to have a couple of breaks on the way. Eventually we got to our destination - somewhere called The Cotswolds?
I’d never heard of this place before (or anything else as my ears don’t work, but you know what I mean?) but I liked it very much. It was very exciting as there were lots of fields and places to walk, and my favourite type of pubs with benches outside for dogs to sit with the humans. We went for a whole week, driving around, walking through towns and meeting lots and lots of people. In the evenings we had nice dinners and watched a LOT of olympics on the TV.
I made so many new friends, and loads of humans came and talked to me and I got loads of kisses and cuddles. One day when we were walking to the fields to go on a day out, a man came running down the road after us. He had a dog that looked just like Harvey - his name was Mr. Biggles and he was really nice! The man said to the humans that he hardly ever sees any other boxer boys around in his village so he heard we were in town and was hoping to meet us, I liked him but Harvey wasn’t so sure! :) We were like celebrities for the week, it was great, we had our special jackets on, and everyone knew that we should be treated like royalty!
Day 105 - 14.07.2012
Today was a very special day. The small human had a party for his birthday and I got to run around and play with all the boys that came along for the day! They all went in the swimming pool and I chased around the edge helping Harvey to be a lifeguard and make sure that everyone was OK. I also got to eat some food from the meat machine with the fire underneath, it was brilliant!
The small human in the photo is Zac, I liked him as he had lots of food around his face that I could help with :)