Local walk, At Crufts with Bobby in 2005, puppies from 2015, Rivendale walk, and walk from home 2016
First published two years ago, we’re doing a “re-run” of our Sparhawk Advent Calendar starting today, and running for the month of December …
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. I couldn’t have done it any better!
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Been so busy lately, travelling between Nottingham and Mablethorpe that I don’t know my “head” from my “tail”, never mind which house I’m actually in. So I’ve cheated this year with my pumpkin and done the same “face” as last year. Although Dada said it this one is much better than the last one.
So, Happy Hallowe’en. Don’t eat too many “treats”. I’m rather boring in my old age and lock the gate so that no one can get in! But all you youngsters out there – enjoy!!!!!!!
Sorry we’ve not been visiting much – me and Mama have been on a 3 week holiday! We’re back now and once we’ve got all the washing done, we’re gonna “pop round” and see you all.
Here’s a photo of me and my shadow at Mablethorpe, on the beach in the beautiful sunshine last Friday!
Catch up with you all later!
Now then – what do we have here. “What are you carrying” I hear you all yap! Well …… when on long walks, in the countryside, there’s often no bins to deposit our “evidence” (as I’ve often heard it called). So when on holiday in the Isle of Skye many years back, Mama came across this little “saddle-bag” affair and thought it would be more than useful if one of us wore it and carried away our “evidence” until a more appropriate receptacle appeared in which to dump the whole lot.
So, until recently I wore said saddle bags wherever we went. I used to go crazy with excitement when it was taken off it’s hook ‘cos I knew we’d be going out and about. These days though, my working days as a “beast of burden” are over as there’s lots of waste bins available.
I do have a more modern version of the saddle bags, in fact I have plenty of them over the years, and it’s not unknown for me to wear it, especially on a new and long walk when we are uncertain of the small conveniences to be found along the way.
Do any of you have a job you do – share if you do, it would be interesting to see if I’m the only unpaid Scottie in Blogville!