Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas! Miss Pickle and I have been getting very excited and sniffing the presents which are under the light tree. Yes, we haven’t got a green one like normal people, we’ve got a sticky brown one with lights on it.

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I had to put on my santa outfit and then had to get in the car because we were going somewhere…

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Yay! It was a trip to visit granny. This is me sitting beside her… I’m waiting for her to open her presents.

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Granny lives at Blandford Grange and it’s a bit too hot there for dogs. After a while I always get a bit bored and start getting fidgety so I asked daddy if I could go out and sit in the car.

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They didn’t stay long after that because we had to get home so daddy could prepare vegetables and baste the turkey.

When we got home I had a big surprise waiting for me… look at what was hanging from our back porch!! Oh dear, it looks a bit like the Clampits live here doesn’t it with stuff everywhere, but hopefully you can just make out the ‘bird’ hanging there and looking at me. How exciting is that!! My bestest human pal Simon has given me and Pickle the cat a turkey!

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Dad didn’t have time to think about turkeys though, he had to get started peeling vegetables and stuff and mum and I had a walk to do. So after a slight delay while mum peeled vegetables and daddy sat with a bandaged finger (yep, he likes those big knives and had a klutz moment), we went for a walk while daddy put things in the oven.

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After our walk at Queens Copse we all came home and ate lots of yummy food. This is me nomming my Christmas dinner.. totally yummy, turkey, stuffing, pig in a blanket, a sprout, carrots, swede and a bit of parsnip.

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After our dinner we went and sat by the fire to have a rest and open some pressies.This is me opening my present from my beau Mr Kipling!

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I’m very good at opening parcels and make sure I shred every last bit of paper before I get to the actual present!

Isn’t this the most wonderful blankie? It’s even got my name on it and it’s my favourite colour pink too!

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Merry Christmas everyone and best woofs for a tripetastic 2017.

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Christmas at Poundbury

This post is really just for a friend but I figured my furpals over the pond might also like to see the photos. Poundbury is the town that Prince Charles invented, it’s just outside the county town of Dorchester. It’s not quite finished yet but a while ago the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla visited to unveil the statue of the Queen Mother on a plinth.

This is a Waitrose supermarket which has a big cafe.

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This is the Queen Mother up on her plinth.

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This is a new pub that’s called the Duchess of Cornwall.

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And here is the Queen Mother on her plinth again.

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Anyway, the purpose of our visit was to visit Poundbury Garden Centre which is right in the middle of Poundbury, and every year they have a Christmas display. Two years ago it was ‘The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ which was really fantastic. Last year wasn’t very exciting at all but this year it was a lot better.

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This is on the way in…

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These reindeer were the highlight of the show

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And this is one of our favourite animals.

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A tree.

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This was rather fun… a heap of polar bears with some penguins.

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And some snowmen

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And some more reindeer

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Lots of lights and sparkly bits

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And still more lights and sparkles

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And then there were the strange creatures…

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A rather drunk looking camel

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Some funny lit up shapes

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A disco ball and lots of pretty lights. They had one of the disco ball gadgets left so mum bought it so she can drive Pickle mad.

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A whole room full of angels, big ones, small ones…

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And the star of the show is the animated cat with her kittens. She’s looking a bit tired now so I think they ought to let mum buy her and take her home.

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My favourite post – Bad Doggie!

Is The Cat on your reading list? If not, then it really should be. Fun posts and this one is so funny I thought I’d try this reblogging lark.

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Hello my dear cuddly readers, yes it’s that time of year when people are out shopping for Christmas presents and holiday grub and therefore are left with very little time to do anything else, um… which is why I am posting an old blog I suppose, but honestly I did rather like this post so here it is again.

As you know, every so often I like to single out a particularly naughty member of the Canine brigade and hold him up as a shining example of why you should keep Cats and feed them Prawns everyday!

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Classic!


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A night on the town

Well it wasn’t really a night on the town like humans do, but tonight mum took me to Stewarts Garden Centre to see Santa’s reindeer and afterwards we went into town to see the lights. Dogs have to keep away from the reindeer but we didn’t have to worry about that because they were right over the other side of their enclosure having a snooze.

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Rudolph got up though and came over to say hello and have a drink out of his huge water bucket. He had lovely big antlers.

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Mum bought some mealworms for the birds and when I was waiting for her to pay for them the nice ladies behind the tills talked to me and gave me two yummy scooby snacks! Afterwards we went down to Wimborne and walked all around the streets to see the lights.

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This is Wimborne Minster, it’s the name of the church as well as the town.

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The Christmas lights were very pretty and there other people walking around too and I got lots of tummy rubs from nice people who stopped to talk to me.

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Nearly all the shops were shut but it was nice looking in the windows.

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This is another picture of the Minster.

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This is a huge Christmas tree that’s in the Square which is in the middle of town.

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There weren’t many shops open but we went in the Chilli Shop, I got lots of attention there and I said hello to a black labrador. They were doing chilli tasting outside and were giving people mulled cider. I like shops that like dogs. If you’re in Wimborne and you like chilli you should call in because it was a really good shop.

Black Pug Books was also open but we didn’t want to buy any old books so we didn’t go in that one, I just sniffed at the door to see if I could smell the black pug.

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Well that was about it, town is full of loads of strange smells and people but I think I prefer walking in the woods because I don’t have to be on a lead.