He is in the Dog house again – Smudge

Me

He is in the Dog House! We were all enjoying a nice pleasant day at our Cottages. I was sunning myself in the courtyard, master was playing with his toys from the farm, idiot brother was nowhere to be seen – bliss. Then the phone rang and mistress went into panic mode. Idiot brother had been spotted wandering down the road to Bakewell. Master was away somewhere, so mistress had to get in the car and go and fetch him. A very nice lady had spotted him and got out of her car to look after him then rung us. At this point I thought it would be prudent to make myself scarce as once master found out what had happened there would be a lot of yelling. Why he had decided to walk off down the road I have no idea. We are not allowed over the cattle grid. I know that as well as he does. So we NEVER do. I can only assume that he was trying to find master who had taken the tractor back to the farm and as idiot brother usually goes with him, he had gone to find him. Idiot. Anyhow mistress thanked the lady and brought him back. He was a bit sheepish (that is a pun as he is scared stiff of sheep) when he got back. Luckily when master returned there wasn’t a great deal of yelling and I could get back to my sun bathing. What is the idiot going to get up to next?

Posing at Ashover show

Posing at Ashover show

We have had one or two quite nice days out recently. We were taken to Ashover Show although it was a close run thing. There was a lot of talk of leaving us behind. I was quite happy with a duvet day but idiot brother was adamant that we went. I did point out to him that there were sheep and cows there but that didn’t seem to perturb him that much (I just thought “wait till we get there”). Anyhow it was decided that we would go. Well I suppose if nothing else we kept master company while mistress went round the food tent and the craft tent and the … tent. Actually I quite enjoyed it. Lots of people came up to us to make a fuss of us and we met loads of old friends. Of course we had to do the usual posing in front of the big boys toys, but I don’t mind it that much.

Me among the heather

Me among the heather

We got taken for a walk on Millstone Edge this week as mistress wanted to see the heather (not sure why – it just looked like heather to me) . We had a nice lunch sitting on a rock face which gave mistress nice views over the Hope valley but more important master remembered to pack our lunch (he is getting better at remembering). It was only a measly chew so it didn’t last long but better than nothing.

Another walk which was just a bit too long for me (I am starting to feel my age a bit) was a walk from Hayfield towards Kinder Scout that mistress had been wanting to do for ages. It is the route of the original ‘Kinder Trespass’ which apparently is important. It was a nice day out and even master seemed in a good mood .

Chilling out at Chatsworth

Chilling out at Chatsworth

Another nice outing was an evening at Chatsworth. We always like going to Chatsworth (even if we do have to be on our leads) as it is such a nice place. So to go for a picnic was something special (as long as master remembered our treats – which he did). First we had a slow leisurely stroll around the grounds with master saying “what is that!” at most of the new sculptures (there for the sculpture show in September) we came across and then sat down in the evening sun for a picnic. We got our usual measly chew and they had a full picnic with bubbly wine etc which mistress always enjoys. It was quite late by the time we set off home which was a bit of a problem as we hadn’t been fed properly but luckily mistress remembered to feed us when we got home.