Its not been a good week. Master has been away most of the week (without ME), I have had to put up with Smudge all day, we have had to ‘do’ both ‘gardens’ and ‘Well dressings’ and worst of all the weather has been bad (Smudge won’t play at all if it is a bit wet)’. What a week! What about a walk? Smudge is still recovering from his telling off last week. Well it was his own fault for getting caught. I nearly died of laughter when master put Smudge in the stocks (it almost made up for having to look round the those Gardens). It looked like fun to me but Smudge was not very happy. I can’t see him stealing any biscuits for a while.
Going round the Gardens at Litton was as boring as it always is. Mistress happily wanders from garden to garden with us and master tagging along behind. Not even time for an afternoon tea. We had only been back home for a few minutes when we were then dragged off to ‘admire’ the Well Dressings in Bakewell. More boredom. The problem with all these outings is that we have to be on our leads and on our best behaviour – No fun at all!
Master did take me over to the house he is doing up today, for me to help with the kitchen delivery. I was a bit worried as he has been over there without my help now for a few weeks, so I was dreading what a mess he had made. Had he taken all my suggestions on board? Where was any dog going to sleep? Where is the dog bowl going to be located? Is there good access to the garden? Is there ample room in front of the fire? Suitable dog food storage areas? These things are important. Well I can report that he hasn’t done too badly (so far). At least the house is now nearly painted and you can just about get at the garden. I will need to keep a careful eye on what he is up to in the garden as that can be critical to a dogs well being.
We had a bit of a downpour on Thursday evening which was a bit frightening. Although it didn’t go on for long it was very loud and the thunder didn’t do my nerves any good. Then to cap it all Master took us out into the fields. Well I suppose better outside where I can see what is going on than cooped up inside. Luckily it had almost stopped raining by then but the fields were awash and all the gateways were under inches of mud and water. At least the rain cleaned our drive after those cows had made such a mess of it. We did come back a bit wet and dirty which is always bad news as we then had to be washed down. I am sure I could have dried off quite nicely in the lounge without having a hosepipe wash me down.