Summer – Smudge

Smudge at our pet friendly holiday cottages

Me in the shade

I do like summer. We are allowed outside at our peak district cottages whenever we like and there are always cosy spots to have a nap, cows to annoy, swallows to chase and generally enjoy our grounds.  Its good to be outside as I don’t have to be in the same room as idiot brother. I can go off and do my own thing. I have also noticed people sit outside eating at this time of year.  There is, therefore, always a greater opportunity of the odd snack.  I know mistress has warned people not to feed me but I don’t understand why. Do I look fat? NO! So why the problem with me having the odd snack now and then. We seem to get more visiting dog friends at this time of year as well. Its always fun to get acquainted with new (or old) friends.  Although idiot brother has a bad habit of spoiling things by barking too much. I wish master would muzzle him or do something to keep him quiet.

Smudge on a walk in the peak district

Me sitting 'IN' the river Lathkill

The cows are an endless source of fun. They seem to enjoy watching us as much as we enjoy watching them. We just sit still for 5-10 mins and they all gather round watching us. We then all of a sudden jump up run and forward and they scatter to the four corners of the field. We then sit and watch them slowly wander back and we start the process all over again.  Idiot brother obviously has to play this game behind a fence or a wall as he is scared of the cows. Me – I can play it anywhere.

Smudge at our peak district cottages

Me being groomed by master

Master always seems to be doing something so he often has to go off to town (or elsewhere) to get stuff.  This is excellent as he always takes idiot brother with him and I can get some time with mistress (on my own).  Why idiot brother likes going in the car is anyone’s guess.  You certainly don’t catch me in the car unless I really really have to (like we are going off for a walk somewhere).

We even get groomed outside. The picture is of me enjoying a grooming session with master. It all looks a bit undignified but we enjoy it and it does get our coats looking all shiny ready to find something to roll in. We also get a treat afterwards so it can’t be too bad.

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