When life is a little “full on” …

Well pals, there’s no doubt that this life is FULL ON. It’s been a wild couple of weeks here at HDB. So many joys and so many sorrows and all wrapped up in snow and Christmas round the corner too – ma whiskers are all over the place. We’ve had to say goodbye to our precious Oran, and Charles, and Kobi, and Aunt Molly and Glen too. Ruby’s still missing in the forest. Auntie Karen’s back in the hospital, Auntie Sue across the pond is just out.

We’ve had some wonderful birthdays to celebrate – big Caesar from Glesga turned 9, and Maggie May turned 3, and I see the Eilidh from Avoch is turning 15 today. Ah poisoned it maself, and then ah got a fishing fly wrapped up in ma tail, but ahm 100 per cent now. We’ve raised a thousand pounds to help a friend, sold all our NoseBoxes, raised money for Munlochy Animal Aid, helped the ‘vironment by using up old Christmas paper and things, had more laughs than you can count at the last NoseBox wrapping session, we’ve got two teams working with dogs that need help, we met a beautiful, soft, squidgy, licky, fat wee puppy Labrador last night called Bailey AND our Christmas Party is coming up on Sunday!!!!

Phew, that’s what ahm saying … life is FULL ON, and thems just the bits ah know about, so it’s guaranteed that yous are all got your own stuff happening too. So, this morning, ahm suggesting once you are read it this post, you take three deep breaths, stop whatever you’re doing and just remember how much love and laughter you have shared with your dogs this year. And if you’ve had to kiss them goodbye, know that everyone here knows what you’re going through, everyone, and we can’t take it a minute of your pain away, but we can loves it you. And if you’ve still got a house full of crazy, dirty, muddy four paws then take some time to hug them close, verra close, and give them sausages too! (Ah just made that up!). Now heads up, tails in the air and just do the best you can today, knowing it’s enough. And remember, who loves ya? Me, Selkie Seal, ah loves it you, a lot! Selkie x

Fishy business …

Post 1 – 26th October:

“Er, ahm not sure, so ah said ah’d ask it you lot. So, The Mummy has agreed to do a review for Aniforte UK – in particular their “Premium Salmon Oil for Dogs”, Fishy Snacks (Sprats) and a shampoo and coat conditioner. Which is all very well but ahm sure that means ahm going to get stuffed in the wishy washy! So, here’s ma question – do ah submit because then ah get the salmon oil and fishy snacks or do ah tell The Mummy to get knotted?! Anyone else get it salmon oil – what’s it like?! Selkie x”

SHAKE THE SNAKE!!!!

Pals, this may be the best couple of pounds The Mummy has ever spent oan me! Ah LOVE it! It’s a rubber snake that HDB bought yesterday at the B&M place. She then filled it up with ma kibble and a little chicken and said “there’s your brekkie Selkie”. Well, ah had to work it, and the harder you play the more it dishes out the treats. You can’t get in there just with your tongue, so ah had to learn to bend it, and shake it and wiggle it – it took me almost a full hour to empty it out and it was brilliant. Ah can’t wait to do it again tomorrow, rainy days will now be full of SHAKE THE SNAKE around here! Selkie x

Working with Action4Dogs

Well pals, ah made sure to get it a thorough briefing from Max before he left this afternoon and it sounds like on the whole things went verra well indeed with your trainings.

Big thank yous to everyone for coming out this weekend – it was verra special to see so many people and dogs helping each other. Ah know for sure, right down deep in ma spots that things are going to change for the better if yous all practice it your new techniques and gives it your dogs the time they need to understand the new ideas. (They have all promised it me that they will give you time to practice it your new skills with them too because us dogs know it takes you lot a little longer to get it!)

Thanks again to Max for coming oop north to see us, we have learnt it a lot this weekend. HDB has lots of good pics to share, but yous are going to have to wait a wee while because she is saying something about being shattered! so I guess that’s night night from me before ah get told to switch it off the computer, Selkie xTo read more from Max head to Maxwell Muir-Action 4 Dogs Edinburgh & Lothians Dog Trainer