August Bank Holiday: pony, ferrets and dogs

28 08 2011

We’re having a lovely bank holiday weekend. We sorted out loads of stuff to go on eBay and then spent this afternoon out with the pony, riding and doing field maintenance.

We didn’t take the dogs out to the pony with us today as Shadow’s in season. There’s a bit of a power struggle going on with the dogs at the moment. Shadow is now considerably bigger than JJ and wants to be top dog. Although he was here first, he never stood up to her when she was a puppy and has let her walk all over him. Over the past week, though, she’s really started to try to assert her dominance and he’s started to get a bit annoyed. I really don’t know whether he’ll put her in her place or just ignore her though, so watch this space.

I’ve got the ferrets running round the living room at the moment. They are getting much better about biting now and we have now been able to clip their claws. They’ve had great fun playing with a bowl of water this week, jumping in it and over it and wrestling in and around it, so we’re going to let them have a little play in the bath at some point.


Summat and nowt

18 03 2011

I went to the dentist this afternoon for a couple of fillings. After a couple of attempts on one tooth, it became clear it wasn’t going to work and I’m now going to need that one crowning instead. I’m with an NHS dentist, fortunately, but this still means that the cost for the treatment has more than quadrupled and it’s going to be a bit of a stretch, particularly as I’ve no source of income after the end of next week. The brakes on my car also need fixing.

Anyway, on the brighter side, it was really sunny today and it’s apparently set to remain so for the next few days. We’ve a bit of horse and dog muck to collect up and, apart from that, the weekend’s free!

The dogs went into work today, as there was a “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” for Comic Relief. All the dogs got a walk, brush and wash. They both had a great time and are absolutely exhausted now. Shadow was apparently quite apprehensive at first and was barking and growling at people a bit, but she settled down, which is great 🙂

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