Monthly Archives: August 2013

What an exhausting week!

Oh my goodness, what a busy time I’ve had.  First of all Jennifer came up with Hamish and then Pamela arrived with Charlie and Oscar and I haven’t had a minute’s peace since they arrived.

Can I have some please Oscar?
Can I have some please Oscar?

What between going out and supervising them playing football in the garden or Oscar continually coming up to me and trying to put his hand in my face, or in the rear part of my body, or trying to kiss me –  it has been exhausting.

Being an inquisitive dog, I cannot sit on my own when there’s tremendous activity and noise happening elsewhere in the house, and there has been a lot of noise!. I have been up and down the stairs, in and out of the study, the conservatory, and the garden for about two weeks now and oh, am I tired!

On certain days, I’d sneak up to my favourite late afternoon place, which is beside the staircase window where the sun hits a certain spot at a certain time.

My favourite spot in the sun
My favourite spot in the sun

I go there to get away from everybody else and roast in the sun.

Charlie and Oscar showed how much they like me because they are both wearing their Bulldog T-shirts.

Nice T-shirts!
Nice T-shirts!

Oscar is all over the place, and sometimes falls into my beanbag but I do not get annoyed for after all he is only a youngster.

There's room enough for two!
There’s room enough for two!

Skateboarding for Bulldogs

Daddy and I went out on Friday and did our usual walk around the estate, and my goodness was it hot!  When we went into the Sales Office to speak to Phyllis, she was there with a lady from Australia. Daddy started to introduce me to the lady, and she replied “I know all about Humphrey.  I’ve been reading his blog – in Australia!”  She was there looking to buy a Retirement Home at Inchmarlo.  It just proves that I have readers around the world!

Speaking of around the world, here is something terribly exciting.  There is a skateboarding Bulldog in Peru whom you can see getting onto a skateboard and going all over the place very quickly.  His name is Biuf from Lima and is definitely worth looking at.

Biuf has impressed so many people that his owner, Ivan Juscamaita, has opened a skateboarding school to teach other dogs to skateboard.  Isn’t that fantastic!  Biuf is so clever. He powers the board along with his paws and he uses his jaws to lift it on to the pavement.  It just shows you that our intelligence and physical ability are renowned throughout the world, otherwise why would a gentleman in Lima choose a Bulldog to be the first skateboarding dog in the world?

Music on the Lawn

On 2 August the Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail from Dingwall came and did a musical event in a marquee on the lawn at Inchmarlo.

Marquee on the lawn
Marquee on the lawn


Daddy had sponsored the Aberdeen International Youth Festival for well over 25 years and the Residents and Home Owners still look forward to one of the group’s annual visits to entertain them.  This year was an absolutely gorgeous day.

Cameron and me enjoying the music
Cameron and me enjoying the music


 It was so hot that Head Chef Colin took out some cold water for me to cool me down.

Thanks Colin - I needed that!
Thanks Colin – I needed that!


After a while Cameron, Hamish and I left and I lay under a bush in the shade and listened to the music drifting across the lawn.

I'm the one in the shade!
I’m the one in the shade!