Sunday, 29 March 2009

Interesting or important things and selective deafness

They are worried about my hearing again because I don't respond sometimes. I thought I had explained but to avoid any doubt I can hear:
  • a biscuit packet or the biscuit tin being opened when I am asleep in another room;
  • a saucepan being scraped or put on the floor when I am in the front garden;
  • the front gate opening when I am in the back garden;
  • a dog walking past our wall
  • my lead or collar being moved
  • and the dawn chorus when you are fast asleep.
These of course are interesting and important things to hear. I do not hear so well words like 'come' and 'sit' because they are generally not so interesting or important, unless we are playing the game where I run full pelt at you and swerve at the last moment, and I have previously explained the technical difficulties.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


I have been contemplating Tuesdays...

First it is hectic until she goes out to work very early and...

...then the younger he goes off to school....

...and then he takes me for a shorter walk than I deserve before he goes off to work.

Sometimes younger she will take me out, but generally I do not have anyone to converse with.

Tuesdays are not good

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Mothering Sunday

Today is Mothering Sunday. We also have Father's Day.

That must mean the rest are Golden Retriever Days....

Monday, 9 March 2009

Dogs must be kept on a lead

She is apparently 50 or half way today so presumably is no longer a puppy. So we went for a long drive then a quick play in a river followed by a dog pub meal before going on the walk. The trouble was that once we were on 'the walk' it had signs saying dogs must be kept on a lead. Well I don't mind on pavements but it is a bit much on a disused railway with trees everywhere and smells wherever you went. There were not any sheep, lambs, goats, horses or cows around and another local dog walker explained that most people normally let them off although the sign had been there since the trail-way began. So over a mile on the lead - this was not good - before we left the trail and went down to the river where I could become a normal GR again...

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Thematic Photograph 39 - Transparent

Carmi is his blog extols us this week to examine the subject 'transparent'...

It is all in the look....

....Not that as a GR I have any understanding of being transparent... but let me re-assure you that I love you... and I want to be your friend for life... (Which when translated really means... 'and would you like me to help you with the FOOD you have on your plate...')

Monday, 2 March 2009

A little too much port?

Someone had suggested that I could not take my drink...

.... it is just that I find being sociable and having polite conversation tiring so I need a little rest every now and then

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Of Ducks and having to leave the water

Water is intended for GRs.

We will share it with ducks and geese sometimes, but don't expect us to come just because you are ready to go since we still have important things to do...

We will come when we are ready...

and whilst sometimes we will 'shake' when asked to it is much better to either let you share the water,
have a good roll...

or even jump into the car if the fancy takes us... because then you will tell us to get out and we just go back into the water again...

And don't forget that of course we then need FOOD