Smudge is worried – Blue:

Ready for off

Ready for off

Smudge is starting to get very nervous. Mistress is leaving us with Master for the week. We will be ‘home alone’ at Bolehill Cottages with just master for the first time for a few years. Now although I don’t mind this so much Smudge is terrified. He still remembers the last time mistress was away. Master completely forgot to feed us one day. I keep trying to console him by telling him that mistress is bound to ring up every evening to check we have been fed but he is inconsolable. Mind you he could do with losing a few pounds. I am sure master won’t forget us this time.

I have had a busy week this week. At the beginning of the week I went over to our Buxton house to help give it its final clean before our new tenants move in. I do hope they appreciate all the hard work I have put in to make it dog friendly. As it happens we didn’t manage to finish all the cleaning so I will have to go back with master next week. Another few hours should do it.

Helping with the cleaning

Helping with the cleaning

On Thursday and Friday our friend the handyman came up to give master a hand with moving the logs and wood rings into the log shed to be split. Last year we had to have a couple of trees partly taken down and the logs were was still where the tree people at left it. I think master thought this was going to be an easy job but on inspection a lot of the logs were bigger than expected. Certainly too big for me to carry, even with Smudge’s help (as if). So we had to chain saw them up before moving them to the log store using masters trailer.

This wasn’t as easy as master thought as the land was all very wet. I could have told him that as I am fed up with getting my paws washed by mistress. Every time I go out I come back to a bucket of water and a cloth. Anyhow it took a lot of slipping and sliding to get the 4×4 and trailer up to the log shed. I kept offering to have a go but oh no master knew best. Anyhow we now have most of the logs in the shed ready for splitting. I assume this will be next weeks work for me.

Just checking the logs

Just checking the logs

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