Haven’t don’t much this month due to the strange weather…it was either too hot to go out in the car or on a walk or heavy rain. So myself and the non barking Staffie that is Lola-Magnolia, stayed mostly indoors or in the shade depending on the weather and eating our iced cubed Pero treats
I have spent the most of August projecting my voice due to the building work being done in the house and the fact that there a very annoying vocal extended family of about 50 humans (ok it was about 8 small to medium sized humans, humans and a granddad human) holidaying next door. I was in the garden chasing my tail, the cats and my fellow canine and barking as I zoomed about, then…yes then a rather weird barking came from next door, and another bark, and another and another!. I barked back and a lot of barking came back over the hedge but it definitely wasn’t canine. This went on nearly every day when I was out in my own garden. Very annoying, but not as annoying as the Granddad human who had a noisy horn thing. Which he would sound repeatedly several times (human said the first 5 times of a comedy clown horn was acceptable but after the 50th honk, human had shut all the windows. Then another honk was sounded and human was ready to jump over fence and stuff the horn down Granddad’s human’s throat (may I add this was only said verbally in the house and did not physically happen). The final straw was when they had a BBQ which blew all the smoke through the hedge, you couldn’t see the garden as it now looked like sea mist and then the big hedge nearly went on fire (luckily human had been watering our side of the hedge where the flower and tree borders are).
Haven’t been on any official litter picking either, only done the daily collection of Costa coffee cups and plastic lids which blow from the garage shop nearby and the recycling that has blown out of the Council collection lorry on Thursdays.
As you know Lola-Magnolia came from Skylor’s Animal Rescue near Ruthin, North Wales, to whom humans has done a few home checks for them in this area. They have started their Christmas #DogRescueShoeBox appeal, where basically you fill up a shoebox full of dog treats, toys etc and donate to the re4scue so that the dogs they have there over the Christmas have something nice. Human has decided every time its grocery shopping, something extra will be purchased to put in the shoebox (she does the same with the Food Bank box you get at Supermarkets, always drops in a food tin, packet of pasta or some toothpaste). Human is going to ask work colleagues to donate an item too, so there will be 2 boxes being filled. I honestly think it is a barking idea…
Skylor’s Animal Rescue are on Facebook and Twitter too, they have 2 drop off points in Ruthin for items which are Jus 4 Pets on Upper Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HY or the Farm and Pet Place.
I honestly think it is a barking idea…