Feeling sorry for myself ...

Hello and welcome to my July blog,

July has been another record breaking month weather wise, my owners have very wisely been getting up early to take me for a walk before the sunshine gets too hot.
The Patchings Festival went very well mid July, I sensibly stayed with my owners parents and spent a happy few days being spoilt with the occasional ginger nut !

The school holidays are also now upon us and the grandson has been staying, so I have a super playmate to have adventures and cuddles with and paddles in the river.

My Master took a few days off following the Patchings Festival, he has mended his log splitter and made a beautiful new wooden pastel box.
I am most pleased about the log splitter, as already thinking ahead to the winter months and lying by the log burner toasting my paws.

Readers may be wondering as you read my blog as to this months title…well let me begin.
Firstly, I must congratulate myself for writing this blog today after the consequences of the last 24 hours.

It began yesterday afternoon, when my owners noticed that my face was starting to swell, it felt a bit weird so I snuggled on the sofa for a nap.
At bedtime my face was really swollen and parts of my body too, my Mistress called our super vet on call number and Giles answered. He suggested it may be a reaction to a bite and to use an ice pack during the night and call back if any worse.
I have the most amazing Mistress, she stayed up all night with me holding an ice pack of frozen peas to my swollen face and making sure there was plenty to drink.
Morning arrived and I was dispatched to Melton Vets, Charlotte examined me and after two injections i went back home, pleased to say it`s starting to respond.

Heres a photo of what I should look like and one from last night…not a pretty sight and certainly not like my beautiful portrait from the Masters forthcoming Oil Pastel Book. What a trouper I am.. feel rubbish today and can still find the motivation to promote my owner/artist/author !!

Well I am signing off till next time, Charlotte said the injections could make me sleepy (thats my excuse, as there is a warm spot available on the conservatory sofa)

Freyja x


Long Hot June

Hello and welcome to the July Doggie blog,

Well its been a scorcher hasn't it ? certainly not the weather for dogs, or my owners for that matter. Last weekends hot weather saw them deciding to re landscape the pond area of the garden, the Master digging trenches, mixing concrete and disc cutting brick walls !!
The new pond has arrived, hopefully I wont fall into that one once it is installed. The pigeon saga is still ongoing, they seem to delight landing close by and then taking off just as I manage to get near. The mistress has been recalling her childhood days watching Dastardley & Muttley and the theme song "Stop the pigeon"

The Patchings Festival preparations have stepped up this week, the Master spending a whole day "refreshing " his pastels, sounds like hard work to me. It seems like it will be a fantastic 25th Anniversary Festival this year, lots to see and do for all the family and dog friendly too.
The Mistress has designed the promotional T-shirts they will be wearing to Patchings and I feature on the back…fame at last. At least I will be at there in some form, as due to my behaviour last year I'm not allowed to visit this year.

The new Oil Pastel book has changed its release date and now will be available from the end of October, I have to say again how excited I am to be featured in the new book.
As they say Terriers are quick to learn, so I though that you lovely readers would like to learn some printing terms…
Editor ~ a person who assists the author with producing the book and layout, in my Masters case for the Oil Pastel book it was Beth, at times a little confusing as the Masters daughter is also Beth !
Proof Reading ~ time the Master spent reading through the book layout checking spelling, colours and queries from Beth
Blads ~ a promotional leaflet with the book front cover, price, publication date and snippets from the book, I am featured on the third page of the blad..more fame.
ISBN ~ International Standard Book Number, a unique number for a book, for your information the Masters new book is 9781782215509

For a bit of fun for this months blog, I pondered as a new supermodel of the canine world for featuring in the Masters new book, what doggie supermodel names could I dream of ?
This is the list that came to and apologies to the real life models x If you think of anymore please email in, it would be fun to compare names.

Cindy Crawford as Cindy Pawford
Naomi Campbell as Naomi Campbone
Yasmin le Bon as Yasmin le Bonio
Claudia Schiffer as Claudia Sniffer
Christy Turlington as Christy Bedlington Terrier
Tyra Banks as Tyra Barks

Here are some photos from last month, sorry about the demise of the duck toy, it only lasted 10 minutes !

See you next time,
Freyja xx