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.
We’ve certainly had our fair share of rain, cold, more rain, more cold, even more rain and even more cold recently! Roll on some lovely sunny weather….please!
During one lunchtime walkies this week, the boys (and me) got rather wet. We came back to the shop, and none of us could get warm – despite the heater being on. This called for drastic action – work fleeces for everyone!
The boys snuggled up together, proudly modelling their new work wear. Does this mean they are now ‘proper’ members of staff, which means wages and more treats!
Trying to get a good picture of the boys together is sometimes an impossibility! This is why in most pictures of them both together, they are slightly looking up…..towards a treat I am tying to hold, alongside my phone, whilst taking the photo!
The weather wasn’t great – there was a bracing wind, the awful drizzle which does nothing for your hair and the temperature was freezing, but that wasn’t going to stop us!
We headed for Tynemouth, somewhere different and somewhere I’d not been in many many years. We loved it!
We played ball, chase, ball and chase, paddled in rock pools, then went back to playing ball again, with a bit of digging every now and then! It was exhausting just watching them!
Archie and Dexter were in their element. It made me wish we lived nearer the coast, so we could take them more often…
We all had a fab day out and loved every minute. The boys slept like logs all the way home in the car and were very tired most of the following day too – that good old sea air does the trick every time!