17 Nov 2010

October 2010 - WHERE HOME AT LAST

Hi, I havent written for some time, thats because I have been so busy settling in to my new life.  I intend to continue the story now that things have settled down and we have more time. 

Well I love my new house, now that I am getting used to it.  People walk past the house with their dogs and I can see the kids going to school and the postman, and lots of other things going on in the street.  We didn't get to see all this activity before as our last house was surrounded by large hedges and trees.  It was funny at first, I thought everyone was walking in our garden, so I just barked at everything and anything that went past. 

The paper boy is getting used to me now, I think, and the postman as well. The postman walks past our front window as he takes a short cut from the next door house. I am usually asleep when he comes, and I suddenly hear his footsteps outside and see him at the window, this gives me a fright, so I give him a fright back by barking and jumping at the window.  Dad gets a bit annoyed about this and tells me to stop it. 

There is a puppy over the road, he is a lovely looking black and white dog, with a lot of white on his face. And there is another dog down the road, also black and white, but he looks a bit older than me. I see them quite often going past the house on their walks.   We live at the edge of Holywell Dene and we walk for miles in there.  We get to meet loads of other dogs and people in there and I have made lots of friends.  I am still trying to understand the Geordie language.

It is colder here but I have a fur coat and I dont feel the cold too much, in fact I quite like it being cool all the time.  We often go to the beach where I can swim in the sea, yes even in the winter.  Mind Dad says I can't go in the water just now, he has read in the paper that a dog drowned in Cullercoats Bay last week, thats not far from here and he is worried that I get swept out to sea as well.  Thing is I love the sea, so its something we will have to be careful with.

We get lots of visitors, Sarah and Mike come along sometimes with Connor.  Connor is 6 years old now and he loves to come for walks with us. Its nice to have someone to run with me through the woods, Connor is quite fast. He is good fun to be with, and he feeds me his spare biscuits.

Nick and Kellie come along often with Morgan, now this is fun, Morgan is nearly two years old and he goes straight into the kitchen to get me one of my chew sticks, he often drops his biscuits and I normally get them.

Jen and Dick, Poppy and Sam have been, I took them through the Dene and along the sand dunes.  All Mams and Dads family have been along so its been a very busy time.

We get along to Nans as much as possible she loves to see me, and I get lots of tickles from her.

We have had to have a lot of work done on the house as well, new heating, new bathroom, so we have had lots of workmen in the house.  This has been interesting and I am going to tell you all about it in my next blog page, this has been fun.  But the strangest thing is how things keep changing.  The chairs keep moving around, the beds and tables are often in other places, and worse my dishes and toys keep moving, I never know where my lunch and water are going to be.  Mam says she is just trying to get things in best place to make the house look comfy and nice.

Next story is going to be about the Workmen in the House, great fun this was.