This month has been particularly wet here and pretty warm too. Sadly frosty mornings, where the dogs come home dry, seem to be a thing of the past. At the end of every walk, the “dog-o-matic”, otherwise known as a watering can, comes out and they all get a cold shower. Soaking wet towels, litter the porch and we can’t dry them fast enough. The hayfield has developed a couple of large puddles or mini-lakes and we discovered that Toby loves them, he’s a real water baby! The others avoid paddling but he rushes in with such enthusiasm and sprays us all in his wake. Unfortunately, he’s quite partial to a mud bath too!
Because of the poor weather conditions the ewes and lambs are still inside as we don’t want to risk letting them out into the sodden fields. However, they are all in one large pen together so the babies have lots of friends to play with.
Toby finished his puppy classes with flying colours. He performed his “Bang Bang” trick at the end of term party in front of everyone. We were worried that he would be too excited to go through with it on the night, but he did us proud.
Next month he starts Junior classes and we are looking forward to continuing his clicker training as he is doing so well. Notwithstanding the fact that the journey too and fro is a bit of a nightmare, as there have been so many road closures with diversions of up to 20 miles along winding roads. This has caused poor Toby to be sick on the long drive there. Thankfully, on the way home, he’s usually so exhausted, he sleeps all the way!
His relationship with Jack, our Border Collie has improved 100%. They are now best friends and wrestle together for hours, albeit rather noisily!
See Toby’s water antics in the video below:
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