The day after we got back from our holiday, a great deal of excitement came racing into our lives.


Everyone, meet Tilley.


She is a 12 week old English Springer Spaniel who will first and foremost be our family pet.  When she’s older, she will be taken beating on a local syndicate shoot.

She’s certainly got spirit.


She likes to grab hold of life, and then take it for a run around the garden.  The same applies to sticks, stones and slippers.


At the moment,  life is about play.  Playing with toys, playing with people, and playing with the cats…  Sometimes we train her, or she eats or sleeps.   But mostly every day is one big game to learn from.


At the beginning of May we unfortunately lost our previous Springer, Bramble.  He died too young, very suddenly, and it was a massive shock to all of us.  I miss him dearly.


This little lady certainly has big boots to fill, but I’m certain she’ll try her absolute hardest, and have a great time doing so.  If she’s even half as amazing as Bramble was, then she’ll be great.




It’s the little things…

A colleague of mine has recently got a new puppy, and last week he stayed at my house for the day.  I miss having a dog about and really long for a puppy, but unfortunately now wouldn’t be a great time for me to get one.  So I was very excited to hear that I would be having a visit from one.

He’s a beauty.


But one thing I had forgotten was just how mad puppies are!  The little things can be SO exciting when you’re small.

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I need to get myself one.