Now that I have got over the shame of being tied to a bit of metal I can start to rebuild my life. This week I was called upon to train a young Labrador Retriever – Rosie.
Rosie first came to see us here at The Old Cider House in Nether Stowey last year when she was a little puppy (in fact it was the first time she had stayed anywhere – including her new home). Now she is 9 months and a good looking girl. On Monday, Roger and Phoebe, the people wot look after Rosie, took me and Rosie on a long walk across the Quantocks to Crowcombe. I wasn’t quite sure what the etiquette was on a first ‘walking out together’ event so I decided to go for the amorous approach – not the best of moves, firstly because I’ve no idea what I’m doing and secondly I’ve had my bits chopped off!
I did teach Rosie about road safety. Remember – stop at the kerb, look right, left and right again and if nothing is coming walk quickly across the road. I think the picture shows how good a teacher I am (notice I’m looking left to start with)!
I have also learnt a new trick this week – opening the kitchen composting bin and eating stuff out of it. This week I found some toast – TOAST!!! Who in their right mind would throw toast away? There was also the remains of a few breakfasts – lovely! I left the orange peel as too much fruit and vegetables makes you mad (so I hear).
Finally, the new washing machine arrived today. The old one sounded like a 747 Ian said. I have no idea what a 747 is although I think it is a bit like one of the ferries I go to France on wot goes in the air – sounds dangerous to me! So, I now have yet another job – putting the washing in the washing machine – this is getting ridiculous. I don’t get any more pay for doing this extra stuff. I have had a quick look at the National Minimum Biscuit Act and I should be on 5.93 biscuits an hour. Again any animal rights lawyers out there who could
Come and see me – remember The Old Cider House, Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse, Nether Stowey, Quantocks Quantock Hills, Somerset is really dog friendly.