Us dogs like routine and well, frankly, this weekend was an abomination!
Firstly, my brother Chris came down on Friday. Nobody had told me that he was coming, and I simply wasn’t prepared. I need to prepare for the level of excitement that comes with having visitors, and I was taken quite off-guard.
Saturday brought more disruption. Mum & Dad went out for the day, and so I was left having to look after Chris and make sure he didn’t get into any mischief.
I explained to Chris how Mum & Dad now let me up on the chair, but how there was no need to double-check this with them when they got home.
As he was a guest I let him give me quite a lot of tickles and, as he seemed to enjoy it, I would keep nudging him to indicated that he could provide more (if he wanted).
We also played ball in the garden, although Chris was rubbish. He would throw the ball, and I would run my fastest to go and get it. But then (and how daft is this?), then he would want me to give him the ball back. When I did, he would then just throw it away again! I mean, make your mind up – do you want the ball or not?!
To add to my confusion, Chris then added a second ball. Whilst I would fetch and take the ball that he didn’t want away with me, he’d then throw a different one. I’d then have to run after that one, to help him get rid of it.
What is a dog to do? I only have a little mouth, and care barely fit one ball in it. To expect me to deal with two was pure craziness!
After looking after Chris all day, Mum & Dad got home. Not only had they just got in the door, but there was then lots of loud thunder and flashing lightning. The thunder made my paws shake, but I was very brave and made sure Mum & Dad weren’t too scared.
This morning we went for a walk, down by the river in Winchester. I saw my frens the river chickens. There were lots of other dogs about, and I made sure i said hello to everyone. We also went for a drink at the Cathedral cafe, and a nice lady gave me a biscuit. It was a big biscuit though, and I had to use the full power of my little chops to bite into it. The effort was worth it though, readers – it was yummers!
Chris has now gone back home, and so it’s just me, Mum & Dad. I wonder what they have planned for this afternoon. I’m hoping it’s tummy rubs!
Well that’s me for today, pup fans. Hope you’re all enjoying the lovely weather.
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