Not so (N)ice

Minus two degrees last night according to the weather site.
Yep, I can vouch for that.
We had ice on the kitchen window……… inside……… this morning.
The pontoon was like polished glass and what grass is visible was crunchy underfoot.

Hubby was not impressed when Maggie legged it away in front of him to be confronted by a collie of the not-so-docile-and-pleasant variety. Her foot has healed over nicely but that’s the second morning she’s run off, and we can’t say it’s because she’s desperate for the loo, though she does perform more or less immediately.
extending dog leadSorry Girl, but you are shortly going to be attached to an extension lead whilst we’re on the marina grounds now.

On the other hand (paw), Tuppy is off to the hairdresser today to be ‘fluffed and puffed’ as they say. Being a poodle, this is a regular occurrence whatever the season.
Unfortunately, Tuppy is ‘fashion conscious’, and will not wear any of her winter jackets, let alone walk in one, after the parlour event, even when it’s freezing cold.
We remember when they first arrived and how Tuppy wouldn’t walk on the pontoon so had to be carried. That was of course until we Tuppy Sat and made her walk at least some  of the way. It took a while, but over the next few days if we were walking up with Maggie, Tuppy was encouraged to walk with her so she eventually got the idea.
We also remember Tuppy’s little safety jacket for the boat on our trip to Stratford and how she was referred to as ‘a living handbag’ because she is so tiny, she could be lifted up by the handles! (Images from google)

dog jackets

Methinks our friends are going to have unnatural protrusions in their outdoor attire for a while.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Not so (N)ice

  1. Aw, poor Maggie. But at least she’ll be safer with that extension leash. We recently had to put Cody into one of those nose collars because she was pulling too much. She hates it, but the walks are much easier and more enjoyable now.

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