Visit to Vet


21st March 2012

Oh dear I’ve been shaking my head a lot recently and it’s not to signify I don’t want to go out of the house and go into the car (which I don’t usually want to do) or go for a walk (which I’m not terribly keen on doing either) or I don’t want a treat (which I always want) but it’s because my ear has been giving me problems again.  Daddy was advised by Alistair and Stacey Brown that my real Daddy Warwick also had ear problems so he’s sensitive when I start shaking my head.  So on Saturday afternoon we went back to the vet and once more they looked at my ear and gave me some drops which Mummy and Daddy have been putting into my ear twice a day.  I wish I could say it has stopped me shaking my head but it hasn’t.  Oh dear it’s irritating but I’ve just got to put up with it as stoically as I can. 

Alison checking me over
Alison checking me over

This is me sitting on the top of a high bench with absolutely no fear at all as Alison at Ardene Vets administers to me.

East Park at Inchmarlo


21st March 2012

The last time Daddy and I went to our new development at East Park it was very wet and I got my feet absolutely covered in mud and cold mud at that.  I didn’t enjoy it.  Today, however, it was a beautiful day and we went back and I, in my assistant Estate Manager supervisory (Canine in Training) role had a look at the site.  There was a lot of activity going on, and I was very pleased at the progress of construction.  Daddy told me that 2 houses have already been reserved.

Supervising the work
Supervising the work
Construction progressing
Construction progressing

At the Beach


21st March 2012

On Saturday afternoon we went down to the beach, and it was an absolutely stupendous day.  The tide was out so I asked Mummy and Daddy to take me down to the sands so that I could walk along on the soft sand which was delightful.  They tried to get me to go into the water but I wasn’t having any of that and the minute the North Sea came near my sensitive toes I ran away. 

As we were going back to the car a man and three ladies were walking towards us and suddenly their faces lit up as though they had won the pools or should I say were at the “Carnival” in Rio.  They came up to us and spoke not to Mummy and Daddy but to me.  But of course I’m quite used to that.  They made a tremendous fuss of me and the gentleman, Tadeu Carneiro, his wife, his daughter and another lady were so excited because they had a bulldog called Lambert back in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Daddy and Mummy said that they had been in Sao Paulo on the way to Manaus and what an enormous city it is!  They then spoke about bulldogs and one of the things I heard them saying was, “Bulldogs aren’t the brightest in the world” and Daddy agreed!  I’m not exactly sure whether that’s a compliment or not.

They showed Mummy and Daddy a photograph of their bulldog:  he was all white and my goodness he was much bigger and stockier than me but I cannot, with paw on heart, say he was more handsome than I am.  Anyway, it just shows you again how excited people are when they see me.

 

Feeding The Ducks


21st March 2012

It was a gorgeous day and Inchmarlo House in the lunchtime sun looked stunning.

Sunny Inchmarlo House
Sunny Inchmarlo House
Inchmarlo House in the sun
Inchmarlo House in the sun

  After Daddy and Mummy had lunch we went for a walk round the Estate and down to the Heronry so that we could feed the ducks. 

Feeding time
Feeding time

There was only one drake who was looking much more handsome, and, if I may say so, much prettier than all the female ducks.

I'm a handsome drake
I'm a handsome drake

But of course we male bulldogs are always more handsome than our female counterparts.  The ducks came over as usual and Daddy and Mummy threw bits of bread through the fence to the ducks which they gobbled up with amazing speed. 

Lunch time
Lunch time
This is lovely
This is lovely

I looked at Mummy as though to say, “What about me?” She gave me a bit of bread but quite frankly it was below my expectations, so I chewed it a bit then spat it out. 

I didn't enjoy that!
I didn't enjoy that!

It just shows that we aristocrats of the four-legged population are much fussier about what we eat than the two legged ones.