Daddy and I went out to Inchmarlo the day after the snow came. It was an absolutely beautiful day, nice and fresh and not a breath of wind so Daddy and I walked round to make sure that all the roads were clear of snow, which they were, and I did my normal inspection duties and I am happy to report that everything was fine and dandy. I thought you would like to see photographs of me around some of the neighbourhoods of Inchmarlo.
Well, Christmas and New Year is over again! My goodness it was exhausting!
Richard has been home from Bangkok and the three of us went down to Edinburgh for lunch with Jennifer and family. Pamela and her family came up from London, so we had a super time, and when everybody else was opening presents, I got some presents for myself. Hamish and Cameron have two rabbits and I had another look at them through the glass door, but they took one look at me and rushed away!
Mid-afternoon we returned to Aberdeen and Pamela and her family joined us later. Oscar is now crawling about and he has got the most remarkably irritating habit of crawling up to me and putting his hand bang into my face. But I am such a good-natured dog that I don’t take offence but only turn away. Other than that he is a cute little boy and next time I see him I have no doubt he will be walking and will then be taller than I am. At the moment he is about half my size.
Over Christmas and New Year we had lots of walks along the beach and through the Den and the weather was lovely. The only thing I did not enjoy was a bath! Unlike my two predecessors Ollie and Jaimie I am quite calm in the bath. I don’t really like it, but I put up with it because I too want to smell sweetly and I get lots of treats too.
On Saturday morning Daddy showed me a photograph in the Press and Journal Photo Diary that said, “Happy Harry opens new offices” and Happy Harry is in fact not a politician, it is somebody much more important, a 6 month old Bulldog puppy. He looked lovely.
On Saturday afternoon Daddy took me down to Aberdeen beach for a walk along the prom and the waves were so strong they were coming up onto the prom itself and the white spume on the top of the waves with the sun hitting it looked absolutely gorgeous. I had a super time walking in one of my favourite areas. On the way back we passed Harry and Harry’s owner walking along Holburn Road. Daddy stopped the car, went out, spoke to the owner and both of us were taken out of our respective cars and we had a wonderful sniff of each other on the pavement. What a handsome young man he is, but of course, he is a Bulldog!
Daddy asked Harry’s owner if he liked going for walks and the answer he got was very interesting, “Harry doesn’t really like leaving the house.” Well, I’m the same. I like walking in Inchmarlo and speaking to my friends around the Estate, I like walking along the beach promenade and I like walking within the Den but generally speaking that’s it. Whereas my two predecessors Ollie and Jamie loved going for a ride in the car and as soon as they heard the car keys being tinkled they would rush through. I’m exactly the opposite, I’m much more relaxed. I have to be cajoled into going towards the car and I have to be lifted up. We’re all slightly different but Harry and I have one similarity – we both prefer living in our own homes with our own Mummy and Daddy.