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! 😬😬😬
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 ❤️ ***
We are so lucky to have many wonderful places for walkies in Ripon. Down by the river has to be one of our favourites, but when time is of the essence – mum frog marches us to Paddys Park and we charge round chasing ball after ball!
Sometimes we run around so much, we need a quick lie down to recharge our batteries!
Dexter always plays the cute card, to try and get us extra treats!
Dexter was our first furbaby. It was love at first sight and it made us wonder why it had taken so long to add a dog to our family. We were smitten, so in love and totally devoted to this four legged, stinky and totally mischievous little pooch. Therefore it made so much sense after two years to add another adorable dog to our family!
We didn’t set off to try and find a matching one to Dexter, but when Archie cheekily trotted out of his pen towards us – the decision was made there and then….he was the one!
Archie adored Dexter from the start and Dexter adopted his role of big brother immediately. The bond between them was amazing – which made everything so much easier for us!
We often get asked if the boys are related. They are actually not related directly, but somewhere down the line they have the same grandparent!
They are both orange roan and have similar markings, however, Dexter has very soft silky fur, whereas Archie’s is courser and curlier!
Archie was 6 this week, which means we’ve had the pleasure of him in our family for almost that length of time.
Love them both dearly – they have enhanced our lives for the better and I can only hope we’ve done the same for them ❤️❤️❤️
Finally, the sun made an appearance yesterday and blue skies appeared. What a difference. Everyone seemed so cheerful, everywhere looked quite beautiful and there was a glimmer of hope that Spring was round the corner!
We all had a lovely walk down by the river at lunchtime, then strolled round our beautiful little city, admiring some of the lovely features we have – taking a few pictures with the glorious blue backdrop!
Market day in Ripon was especially lovely yesterday…
The Victoria Clock Tower looked superb, as we walked down North Road in Ripon towards the River Ure.
Our lunchtime walk wouldn’t be complete without a paddle in the River!
Finally a picture of our iconic Cathedral, making Ripon one of the smallest cities in England. Well worth a visit sometime.