Sunday, 28 September 2014

Cuteness Overload

So much has been happening recently but none of it has involved crafting, my life has been taken over by the beautiful Boris.

Yesterday we took him for his first off lead walk in the woods, I put a safety line on him just in case he took fright at anything and bolted.

I needn't have worried, the groundwork I put in with his training in the garden has paid off, his recall is so much better than I could have hoped for and he's so confident and outgoing.

His house training is still a work in progress, but he's clean more often than not now. It was all going very well until last week, Boris was struck with a severe tummy upset, we were very concerned he became seriously ill within a matter off hours. Rushed him to the vets fearing a blockage or poisoning, but thankfully it was neither.

The vet could find no reason for it and after some medication he was back to himself again, he's now being monitored closely and we could find nothing he could have chewed in the garden to make him so ill. Fingers crossed it was just one of those things and won't be reoccurring again.

Now I'm back to walking the dogs normally I should be able to find the time to start crafting again, I've really missed it.

Hope your all keeping well.

Sunday, 7 September 2014


Boris my new Cocker Spaniel puppy.
I really love this shot of him.

Just Look and You Will See

Puppies and Craft Fairs

I've not had a lot of time recently for crafting since we got our new puppy Boris, I'd forgotten what hard work they can be, but more about the wee man later in this post.

I did manage to squeeze a Craft Fair in yesterday at the Godalming Bazaar, this is always a favourite of mine as its only 10 mins from home and I get a lie in.

Jill who runs the event works tirelessly to keep the footfall up, this time there was a Town Cryer, Make and Take workshops and some wildlife from a local sanctuary.

 It wonderful to see everyone coming in and I was hoping for a good day instead of just covering my stall costs as at other Fairs I've attended. Speaking to some of the other stall holders they had a good day for the most part. Unfortunately for me I only broke even and just about covered my stall cost. 

For the first time ever the main doors oppersite my stall leading into the main hall had been closed and the end doors opened instead, as a result my stall was completly bypassed by many of the visitors as they filtered into the hall and then as they left again. As a result I spent most of my day unsuccessfully acknowledging people to try and get then to walk 4 foot out of their way to check out my stall. I normally like this position in the corridor that nobody else seems to want, as people have to walk past my stall twice and I've done very well there in the past at this event.

 I was not a Happy Bunny but I kept my cool.
You win some and you lose some.
I'm glad the event was a success and had a great footfall for all the other stall holders. 

In Puppy News Boris is gorgeous but also very cheeky and a lot of hard work, I'd forgotten just how much work it is to have a young pup in the house.

For the most part Boris and Badger Boo get on very well, but Boris does need to learn that Badger Boo needs his sleep and galloping into the side of him when playing isn't polite behaviour, it makes Badger Boo jump as  he doesn't hear or see him coming. We managed to get a puppy pen off FreeCycle and have used it to divide off parts of the lounge so that when Badger Boo has had enough of playing with Boris he can have his own quiet time.

It's important to remember that a pup is a lot for an elderly dog to deal with, especially when he's been an only dog for as many years as Badger Boo has. His routine is being kept as normal as possible it was before, and he's getting loads more fuss and games so as not to feel jealously towards Boris.

If you're thinking of getting a pup with an older dog in the house, please remember that a puppy is happy to share your attention, your older dog may not when he's used to being the only one.

Too many times your hear about people getting rid of an older dog because it hates a puppy, when a few simple measures to reassure the older dog is all it takes for things to go right and them to become firm friends. 

Hope you've all had a great week.