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Tomorrow night will be one year that I lost Emma...followed by Baby's anniversary just 2 weeks after. Feeling a bit mixed as I miss these two so much. Thanks for the wonderful memory today facebook as I know tomorrow's will start bringing the tears...  

Sunlite

Sunlite

 

Day out to Lichfield

Cato: My sling still hadn't arrived, so we went to this Lichfield place without it.  So I had to walk.  But Mum carried me for a bit and Dad did too, and we had some nice sit downs, and I met a little girl.  So it was OK. Lichfield is a town.  With a river and a bridge and another cathedral (yawn) and a muesum place to dictionaries, and a burger place and a cafe that had a sunny garden.  Dad had lots of sausages, and we didn't get ANY cos it was all gluteny, and Mum wouldn't let us!

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We're still here!

Hi, friends! Haven't been active in recent months in the forum and I've missed the forum. I'm sure so much has happened with everyone's lives. I didn't notice until recently that I haven't been receiving updates from the forum in my email so I'd have to check that out later and catch up on everyone's posts. Anyway, hope our Chatter family is doing well - two-legged and four-legged ones alike. As for us, we have had some deaths (like four) in my and my husband's family recently and are

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Mixed Grill

Tara: So the next day we couldn't go for a long exciting fun scamper, on account of Cato's boring wimpy back needing a rest.  Booooorrrrrriiiiiinnnnnngggggg!!! But we did go for a Mixed Grill which woz nearly as exciting.  And there were chickens too!!! This was Mum's Mixed Grill. There was gammon and lamb steak and beef steak and lambs liver and sausages and black pudding and gammon and yucky tomato and mushrooms and peeez and an eggy.  Mum saved me a bit of everything

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Train back from Chester

Cato: Hello Aunties. Mum says I have to finish our holiday bloggings so that I can tell you the exciting new stuff.  Like the bird feeder and my new bone. So here is more stuff about hot stinky Chester. Mum and Dad did all the boring Cathedral stuff, and then wanted to go off walking round the town.  :(  But it was too hot and tiring for me.  And we had already walked for AGES.  So I sat down.  And Dad said he would carry me.  And Mum said NO.  And I stayed sitting.  And in t

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Hunter Molly!?

I’s in trouble Aunties... I killed a worm an rolled All in it! I wanted it for breakfast... mommys Mad an she won’t let me Eat it...?    She says I gotta have the B*** word.... NO mommy No B***...Please   ?   OK mommy we can use this dry shampoo so we’s All can go have breakfast...   He he Aunties, Just let me Out there Again an I’ll get me Another worm an Eat it This time!!! Yup I Will! ? Uh oh.... Daddy says i’m On ‘house arrest’ Aunti

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Train to Chester

Cato: Hallo Aunties and Esme Now you are all back, I can tell you about our holiday day to somewhere called Chester, which is an oldoldold town, with a big stinky train that went from our holiday den right up to Chester. Chester is hot and big and hard on the paws.  But it was OK cos Mum and Dad carried me some of the way, and we could sit in the garden while Mum went inside the Cathedral and took pictures of boring stuff for you. This is the train bit.  It was a bit dirty an

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Our holiday den

Cato: Hello Aunties.  Sorry I haven't been blogging much.    It is cos of my tail.   It isn't right.    It is like a puppy tail.  And I am not a puppy, am I?  I am an Important Person in the Pack.  A Scout and a Hunter, and I shouldn't have a puppy tail.   I am second in charge after Mum, and above Tara.  But I have a silly little puppy tail at the moment.  It is very sad and it gets me down a bit.    That and the horrible harness. So Mum and Dad decided to take me on holiday to s

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I’m going on holiday!!! Tomorrow!!!

Tara: It is going to be in a holiday den with a whole field for me to sniff and widdle in.  And a spiral staircase for me to Bounce up and down.  We are going to Do Stuff every day.  Old sniffy pubs and churches and footpaths and stuff.  Sausages and steak!  Every day!  And scrambled eggs!  Dad says there is a Marmoset Sanctuary Place! It is a longlonglong way away.  So Mum and Dad are going to drive me there.   And we are going mountaining and adventuring and exploring.  It is so far

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AuntieCrystalPipsMom! We missed you!!!

@PipsMom   Cato: AuntieCrystal!  Mum says you are back! And I wanted to say how much I lo -   Tara: No!  Me first!!! Me First!!! I missed you lotsandlotsandlots more than Cato did! So I go fir -   Cato: No you didn't!  And you made my back hurt!  So I get to tell AuntieCrystal about my l back pain and my harness horror and my special trip to see MrsPawChiro.  That is more important than you going first and wittering about your hair bows or something!

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Dad's Birthday Lunch

Tara: It was Dad's Birthday ages ago, but he wanted to go to this pub for his Special Birthday Lunch.  So we did.  We had to wait til today on account of his Work Stuff and Mum's Work Stuff.  It is very complicated. Anyway, this is me saying Happy Birthday to Dad in the pub.  Mum says it is a bit out of focus, and she is sorry.  But the other pic was worser. And this is our new car in the pub carpark.  The red one. Mum went all silly and sad when she saw the gold

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Thornton Abbey with the Pack

Tara: Both Mum and Dad were off Work Stuffing today!  So we did a Pack Walk!  I LOVE Pack Walks!  It woz ACE!!! We went to a sniffy place called Thornton Abbey where Henry VIII visited and decided stuff.  Whether it got knocked down, or not.  It didn't get knocked down.  Mum says.  But then someone else knocked it down later.  And I mountained and explored.  Even Cato enjoyed it. We had to be carried through the Cow Field to get there.  The ticket lady said the cows had baby

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Cato, harness and tail (shhh! don't tell him I blogged this!)

Mum: You can see from these the relative positions of tail and lead, and how because his back is shorter, I need to move the D ring forward a bit. Also, the tail trim... ?  I wouldn't mind, but the tail can't really be cut any shorter, and it is STILL touching the leash and making him flinch and look over his shoulder! This last shot shows it best, I think. They are both wearing the XXS top piece (that is the purple or red section of the harness)

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Not a happy Pack

Tara: Aunties, I hate it!  It is horribubble!  First I have to wear my harness, and I don't like it much.  OK it is lovely red and I look cute, but ever since that horribubble harness arrived I have to do lots of walks without Cato, and I don't like that.  I just trot along without sniffing and it is all boring.  Dad asked me to go with him for a sausage place breakfast yesterday, but I just looked at him and then put my head down.  Dad was sorry, and then he left without me.   It would all

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Stinky fish eggy stuff

Cato: Mum just gave us stinky black fish egg stuff. I didn't like it. Tara didn't like it either. It was sniffy and fishy and bobbley.  And Mum said we could only have teensy little bits, on account of it being very posh and Russian and shiny and stinky.  She said it was something called Lumpfish Caviar wot she found in a corner of the Human Food Shop, and since she had never ever ever ever tasted Caviar Stuff before, she got some. She needn't have bothered. Dad did

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Our garden this sunny afternoon :)

This clematis has been sickly for a couple of years, but it looks like it is recovering! This is the first oriental poppy flower this year lots of buds still to come! Beautiful fern fronds the baby palm tree Another clematis bud all fat and ready to pop The bearded irises are just coming out.  The clump will need splitting this year. and Sidney's catmint.  RIP. Just coming into bloom

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Being out ALONE

Tara: Because Cato is so wimpy now, I have to walk all by myself. I mean, Mum or Dad come too, sometimes, but it isn't the same as walking in a proper pack, with Cato.  He is good at finding sniffy stuff and showing it to me.  And he widdles which is proper Pack stuff.  When I go out with just Dad he wants to walk too fast.  And when I go out with just Mum, she says I have to behave.  And there are lots of big dogs around who wouldn't mess with our proper Pack and Cato, but they might

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Our Harnesses

Tara: Hi Aunties We had to go and get me a harness.  It is red and special, and the nice Harness Lady spent ages getting it to fit me so I look extra special and lovely.  I chose RED.  Cato wanted boring brown.  But the Harness Lady didn't have any brown.  Haha!  So he has PURPLE instead.  I like the PURPLE too.  I could wear red one day and purple the next, couldn't I?  Cos the Purple would look much better on me than it does on Cato. We have to have harnesses now on account of C

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Lacey’s 4th Birthday

Lacey is 4 today. It’s a bitter sweet day. I love my little girl to pieces, but it breaks my heart my little man isn’t here with us... Happy 4th Birthday my sweet little girl. We love you to the moon and back.  Lacey had cookies this year instead of a cake.   

Summerangel

Summerangel

 

Cato’s back issues

Mum: Well, today has been a revelation! We had our Chiropractic Appt this evening, then the whole Pack repaired to a nearby pub to discuss the outcome, before the long (60 mile) drive home... Firstly, the Chiropractor (who is lovely, gentle, and obviously loves dogs) diagnosed Cato has hypermobile joints (stance, flexibility and overextension of joints).  Interestingly, I have hypermobile joints too.  So I know EXACTLY what it is like, the management, and the ongoing problems that

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My back hurts :(

Cato: aunties, my back hurts. ? it was a bit hurty before, and my ankles were a bit wobbly, and Mum was thinking that I should go see Mrs Vet (once Tara’s bobble was gone). but then she got better after the op, and she Bounced on me.  A lot.  Mum tried to protect me, but she couldn’t stop all the Bouncing.  Tara does big running up and down and leaping.  And woowoowooo!  And mugging and stuff.  And my back hurts.  Mum says she is veryveryvery sorry.  MrsVet says my back is soresor

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Tara's bobble removal op

Tara: It was AWFUL Aunties.  I didn't want to show you my piccses, but Mum said I had to be brave and show you, cos it will prove how brave I am, and heroic and stuff.  And it will show you all how extra specially beautiful I am when my piggies grow again. So this is me with Bed Head on Monday morning, before we went to see nice Mrs Groomer And this is me after my Spa Day, with my piggies All Gone.    Mum and I woz very sad.  Dad said he didn't know who the strange paw was w

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