Friday, 13 June 2008

Home again...

Oh, how lovely it is to be home again! I have a few things to share, but I'm dog-tired right now from all the driving and general busyness of the last week. The Pup* came with me and had a bath the day before we left. He looked beautiful, though I say it myself.

It didn't last...


On a day when the temperature was nudging 80 degrees he found the only mud and water for miles...


and ground himself in, as certain retrievers love to do! By the time I took these pics he'd rubbed most of the mud off his head and into the lawn.



It took a severe soaking with the hose and some washing-up liquid (all I had to hand, but it was Ecover!) to get him spotless. Again. And I love the way his ears look crimped when they're wet.




*I should perhaps tell you his name..it's Walter! Not chosen by me, I hasten to add. He was named already when I took him on a year ago as a frightened and traumatized 7-month old pup. I had to commit to keeping his name, and I'm used to it now. He's often called Waltz for short (and a few other terms of endearment).

5 comments:

Ali said...

That (was!) one dirty dog!! And I thought my boys had cornered the market in getting truly filthy. If only I could clean them via a hose....

Dragonfly said...

At least mud doesn't show up on a chocolate lab...well, not on the dog, but mainly on the floor and anything else Pip comes up against!
Walter is a lovely dog...

Pipany said...

Hey good to see you back Diana. I missed you! Glad the hol went well but it is always lovely to cross the border into Cornwall again isn't it? Your dog looks a sweetie by the way.
Thanks for the comment about the book - seems odd to me that anyone would want to read about what we get up to!!! xx

Sally Anne said...

Walter is a beautiful dog, and I am rather envious.We once had a Golden Retriever names Bella, that we took on when she was three and a half.Sadly she died a few years ago from a brain tumour,and I still miss her so much.
I am going to blog on our travels next week I have decided, so you can share in our adventure too!

Meadowlark Days: said...

Looks like Walter is a lot of fun!

Thanks for the birthday wishes! I loved your knitting needles and purple heather photos - so peaceful and calming.