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Sparky's Dog Tales

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas Tidy Up

Sparky has been to see his favourite groomer, Jemma, who has given him a lovely clip, strip and a bath just in time for Christmas

Who's a smart boy then?

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Long Time No Speak !

Sparky and I have been so busy since we last posted - Rachelle got her exam results and we had loads to do to get her ready to go off to uni.  She left us on Sunday September 16th and is now well settled in to her city centre flat.  Sparky came with us to Sheffield and Rachelle was sad to say goodbye to him as they are such good friends.

Here's some photos taken over the last couple of months - some before his haircut and some after!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Well Done Rachelle!

My big sister Rachelle has passed her A levels! 
Here I am giving her a hug - I'll miss her 
when she goes to uni.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sparky's Friend

This is my friend Millie, she lives with one of my Mum's friends.  We went for a walk to see the Driffield Show and then we came back to my house and played in the garden.  We got along really well.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Keeping Watch

When we went to meet Sparky's breeder and see the pups we arrived in the village and were looking for the house.  As we drove slowly past the houses looking for the right one, all of a sudden a couple of Westies appeared in a window so we knew we had found the house.

Sparky is almost fully grown now and is tall enough to hop onto the sofa.  He soon found his favourite place - laying across the back keeping watch out of the bay window.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Sparky's Operation

Sparky had his inguinal hernia operation on 8th June and his stitches were taken out today.

Next job is a haircut !!!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

New Resident

Over the last 2 or 3 days this lady has moved in and built her nest just outside Jonathan's bedroom window.  Don't think Sparky has noticed yet!

Click on the picture below to see her in residence!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Dane's Dyke

Mum and Dad aren't at work this week so we packed a picnic and went to Dane's Dyke near Bridlington and had a walk through the woods.  Lots of stuff to sniff and it managed not to rain while we were there.

Just Posing!

Need a rest!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Puppy School

Tonight was the last night at Puppy School - pity the trainer doesn't do any other classes as Sparky has loved going.  Comes home absolutely exhausted.  We're going to take a break until after Sparky's operation and then decide whether to find some more classes to join.  He came home with a new ball, a bone and a bag of treats - that was his party bag.

We haven't any photos from the class so here's one of Sparky relaxing on the sofa.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Favourite Places

Benji's favourite place to lay was the quarter landing - he could monitor the whole house from here.

Looks like Sparky likes the same spot.  He takes up a lot less room than Ben tho'!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Fun Dog Day at Sledmere House

We had a lovely morning at the fun dog day - we watched a very clever sheep dog herd ducks around the arena and afterwards the Tailwaggers Training group did some very impressive work - formation walking and other demonstrations of their obedience training.

By the lake with my mum.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

17 Weeks Old!

 My sister Rachelle has been busy with her phone camera

Monday, 7 May 2012

And The Winner is.................


Musical Sit with loose lead walking

Yes, Sparky came first - when the music stopped last one to sit was out

Sparky saw them all off with his speedy sitting 

 The lovely Dill came a very close second.  Well done Dill!

Sparky will be celebrating with the large bag of Rabbit and Chicken treats which was his prize

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Seeing Rachelle off to Work

Doing a bit more practice with getting used to trains - not a problem  - a very noisy diesel came through and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Don't think it will be long before I get to go riding on one of them.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

16 Weeks Old

This is my cousin Jess,

and my other cousin Kieran.

They're really kind and gentle with me and I love them both.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Lookin' Cute

Aren't I cute?  Mum's been messing about with her new camera again.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Day Out In York!

Exciting day today - I've been to York.

Brother Jon is going back to uni so we waved him off at the station.

Then we took Mum to the Theatre Royal so she didn't get lost - she was meeting her friends and they were going to see "Yes Prime Minister". Dad and I planned to wander around but when it rained and hailed really hard we went back to the car for a sleep.  

It had stopped raining by the time we met Mum from the theatre.  
This is me and Dad on Lendal Bridge.

and another on the bridge.

Back to the station again, we left the car there.  Bit of a treat for Dad - there were lots of train spotters about so he asked them what was coming and it was a steam train.

I didn't mind the trains - any of them, they didn't scare me!  Not even the steamy ones.

Here it comes

Back in the car park.
What a day, I'm famished!

and exhausted..........in the car on the way home.