Evening all, Kylie Hound here with your weekly update!
Firstly, can I apologise for the absence of Hound Blog last week? I was sat in a sunny beer garden in Worcestershire, as you can see from the picture and it completely slipped my mind. Lucy and Ben said they did remember but were too happy snoozing to remind me to write it and even if they had reminded me I was too distracted by the beer, as I'm sure you can tell!
Ben, Lucy and myself had a lovely time catching a few rays of sunshine and meeting lots of new people. I was hoping the servants would give me a sip of their beer but selfishly they kept it all to themselves! Anyway, to make up for it they took us on lots of nice walks and we visited lots of new places which we all really enjoyed.
Unfortunately, the good work of the servants was undone the following Wednesday. We all got excited at the prospect of another car ride and dutifully jumped into the Pet Minicab wondering where we were off to next. Well, you can imagine the rush of disappointment and dread when 20 minutes later the servant pulled up outside a v....... I can't bring myself to say it. I'll spell it instead: V.E.T.E.R.I.N.A.R.Y. P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. I think that's how you spell it, not bad for a dog of nearly 12 eh?! Well anyway, that's where we spent the next hour. On the plus side the V.E.T that we saw was really nice and she was very gentle giving us our booster injections and she even gave us a treat afterwards. We were then all weighed and unsurprisingly I'm the lightest and Big Belly Ben is the heaviest. I was also told I'm the cutest out of the three of us and am also very good at spelling so on the whole not a bad experience although I'm in no hurry to go back- Lucy is still quivering, she hates going to the V.E.T.S too!
Right, if you'll excuse me I'm off to complete the teatime crossword and read a dictionary.
Until next week!
Good evening fans! Lucy Hound here! I've woken up specially to tell you that spring is definitely in the air!
Us hounds love it when the weather starts improving because it means we get to explore areas that aren't as accessible during the winter months. We're not big fans of winter because it's cold, dark, wet and muddy and we always end up with soggy paws!
Last Sunday we suggested to the servants that it would be a good idea to have a walk along the canal. What we meant by this is that we insisted on having a walk along the canal and we pointed our noses in the direction in which we wanted to go, and refused to move until they walked in that direction! Always works a treat, never fails!
We love walking along the canal, well alongside the canal we mean, not actually in the canal although I must admit I have fallen in on one occasion and Ben has had a few near misses! When we walk along the canal towpaths we get to explore all sorts of different sights, sounds and smells, while the female servant looks for different species of birds and the male servant can get away with singing because no one can hear his appallingly out of tune voice (except us unfortunately).
Anyway, last Sunday's walk was most enjoyable and we were out for a good two hours. It should have been less than that but at one point we passed a herd of pigs and Ben is absolutely fascinated by pigs. He just stands there looking at them with his big ears on end. The male servant initially stands there and waits for Ben to move, then after about 5 minutes he says 'come on now Ben, let's go', which Ben ignores. Then after about another 10 minutes he says the same thing again only more sternly, which Ben ignores. Then after another 10 minutes he may even use the odd naughty word to try to get Ben to move but one thing is certain, Ben won't move until he's ready to! We're there that long the servants are thinking of taking a picnic next week!
Anyway, let's hope for more nice weather so that all doggies can get to explore and see new sights and sounds as summer is approaching.
Take care until next time.
Lucy, Ben & Kylie.
Good evening dear readers. This is Lucy Hound here. Ben, Kylie & myself hope you are okay and have enjoyed fun-filled weeks!
Us hounds have had a fairly steady week: we did a little work then had a little kip, did a little work then had a little food, did a little work then had a little walk (okay the work bit isn't true but you get the gist).
Anyway, it had been a normal week for us hounds, then yesterday, something truly amazing happened. We were minding our own business having a well earned rest, when suddenly we were awoken by a strange bright light outside. We thought about it for a while and had a little tete a tete with each other but still couldn't figure it out. Anyway, we went back to sleep as it was clearly beyond our comprehension and we decided it wasn't worth wasting valuable resting time thinking about it any further.
However, the mystery all became clear about 5 hours later when we were woken by the servants for our walk. The male servant announced with real joy in his voice that we wouldn't be needing our outdoor coats today as the "SUN IS SHINING!!! "
At that point it all became clear, we knew we'd seen it before but not for at least 5 months! It was the SUN that had appeared and this had caused the light to shine and this had woken us up that morning!
Off we went for our stroll and it's true to say we had a lovely walk and it was great to get some sunshine on our backs- a bit of vitamin D does our natural coats the world of good and it puts the servants in a good mood too- although we could have done without the male servant singing 'Sunshine on my shoulders' by John Denver for half of the walk. Nothing is ever perfect sadly.
Anyway, we made the most of our walk yesterday as the sun disappeared again today and we had to go out in our rain coats, as per usual :-(
Until next week, here's hoping for more nice weather. If you spot any do let us know so we can come to wherever you are for our walks!
Lucy, Ben & Kylie x
Good afternoon one and all! Ben, Kylie and Lucy here bringing you our weekly update!
As you know, we love answering your questions but this week we have had to deal with a complaint - from the servants would you believe?!
The issue they've raised occurred last Wednesday. We were working hard having a quick snooze when we were rudely awoken by the sound of talking. We listened in to the conversation for a few minutes and overheard the servants complaining that they never have anywhere to sit in their own house.
Can you believe it? 'How ungrateful!' we hear you say and we couldn't agree more!
Well, as you know, us hounds take all feedback and / or complaints (we don't get many complaints thankfully, why would we)? very seriously and have thought long and hard about the servants' concerns (about 30 seconds) and asked Gladstone our PA to send them the following response:
Thank you for waking us up so abruptly last week. We know you didn't intend to interrupt our sleeping but, well, you did. Can we suggest in future that if you choose to have a conversation that you do it whilst we're awake, i.e. during meal times or when we're out on our walks?
We understand that you are unhappy that you apparently had nowhere to sit on Wednesday 1st March 2017, at approximately 6pm?
We have done a thorough investigation into your concerns and can confirm that you are talking rubbish.
Although we were occupying the sofa and armchairs, we can confirm that there are many alternatives available if you wish to sit down. When we are sat / lying on the furniture, you are most welcome to sit on our beds, which are located on the floor. They are very comfortable and have hardly been used. If you'd prefer not to sit on the floor you could always locate the deckchairs and use those instead. If it's a nice day why not sit in the garden for a couple of hours or even if it's not a nice day you could still sit in the garden if you wish (but if you talk please keep the noise to a dull roar). If neither of the first two options appeals to you and you'd prefer not to sit on the floor or sit outside you could always spend a couple of hours in the car. In fact, if you sit in the car and close the doors and keep the windows up you could talk quite loudly and it wouldn't bother us at all!
We hope our suggestions will provide a satisfactory remedy to your concerns.
If you have any further questions please don't take them up with us as the matter is now closed.
Kylie, Ben and Lucy.'
We sent the above response to the servants yesterday and it seems to have done the trick!
Right, until next week we're off to fetch the servants from the car as our feeding time is 10 minutes overdue- we should make a complaint about them!
Until next week, take care and always give seating priority to your pets!
Kylie, Ben and Lucy x
Kylie & Lucy
We are occasionally lively greyhounds who live with two human servants. Sadly our house- mate Ben crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 23/09/18, just a few hours after writing his final blog. We miss him so much but we know he's running free and no longer in pain.