I am the proud owner of a small independent pet shop, situated in the beautiful city of Ripon, North Yorkshire.
I am lucky to have 2 part time ladies helping me in the shop, as well as 2 mischievous cocker spaniels called Archie and Dexter. The boys seem get up to allsorts but never fail to put a smile on my face! Follow our blog to share our adventures, watch us review new products and get helpful pet tested tips 😀
We had a beautiful walk this morning. It was very cold, frosty and fairly foggy, until the sun started to break through. One the sun made a slight appearance, the lighting was perfect and mum’s phone camera was at the ready (of course!).
We took the balls with us too, which Archie particularly enjoyed. I preferred to waddle along, taking in all the fresh new smells around this morning.
This is me posing. Mum was standing in front holding a treat, which is why I was so obliging. Just wish she didn’t take so long though – crikey, its cold on one’s bottom when it’s frosty!
This is Archie posing. He didn’t need a treat holding in front of him – the ball was enough of an enticement!
We did enjoy ourselves so much. Papa (in the background) had lots of fun too, although he didn’t move around as much as we did….haha! Mum called him lazy!!
Shock horror, last Thursday we were dragged to the groomers. We have no idea why, but mum said we didn’t smell too good, we looked more like sheep than spaniels and our fur was taking too long to dry. The cheek! I wonder what SHE would say, if we said that to her!
On Thursday morning we started off like this:-
By Thursday afternoon, we looked like this:-
You can tell by our faces we are not exactly ecstatic about this decision!
To cap it all, our jumpers and coats are apparently ready and waiting – eek! 😬😬😬
One day last week, we woke up to snow! This was quite a surprise, as we seem to have our own micro climate where we live and when everyone else has snow, we usually have none!
How exciting it was too!
Everything smells so different in the snow – we both love it!
Even Dexter gets a new lease of life and runs around in excitement!
Mum tried to take photos of us this morning, but we were just too giddy to stay still enough for a good picture.
At lunchtime, we walked to the park in Ripon (with mum) and met a new friend. This ‘friend’ was very icy and didn’t move or speak at all. I (Archie) was a bit scared of him but Dexter loved him and even showed his love, by cocking his leg on him 😂😂😂
It was to be our lucky day, both mum and papa had managed a day off together! Not only that, they decided to take us on a road trip to our favourite place – the seaside.
We went to Marske Beach in Yorkshire, very dog friendly and very quiet, which was just perfect for us.
There was plenty of time and space to play ball and chase each other around like little puppies. Even Dexter ran and ran and ran. Probably as much in the first hour as he’d done in the whole of the week before!
The weather was great, sunny and mild, so even the humans were happy!
We enjoyed plenty of digging and excavating in the sand – it was wonderful.
Of course the humans insisted we sat and posed for pictures from time to time. Why do they always insist on taking so many photos? Occasionally however, we do get a small treat if we’ve sat nicely and looked at the camera!
We had a wonderful day, which finished off with sometime we’d not tried before – a delicious Iced Treat for dogs by Billy + Margot. This was utterly amazing and mum said she might just start stocking this in the shop next year – we are keeping our paws crossed!
Christmas is slowly coming to the shop. This can only mean endless days of being dressed up and photographed for all the social media sites mum uses! On the plus side, we usually get extra treats if we’re really good 😍
What on earth are these silly things? Why can’t mum model them herself?
I am not impressed!
This is getting very worrying. How many more does she have? We will be demanding extra treats for this!
What! I’m now a reindeer – great……. 😬😬😬
We think this is the final straw. Dexter in pyjamas!! 😂😂😂😂
***update…. we have been rewarded with extra sausages so we are very happy. Also lots of people have said we are such good boys – which makes mum happy too ❤️ ***