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1 Jul 2018

Spring and Summer 2018

I have been writing this blog page for 12 years, and its passed in such a flash.

April was a lovely month, it was my birthday on the 4th April.  I wasn't alone with a birthday it was Aunty Sarah's, Auntie Helens, Uncle Jim's and Lees, all the same weekend.
I was 12 years old, that's old for a big dog like me, probably the same as Uncle Jim in human years. But I am getting good food and lots of love and nice walks and regular check ups at the vet, so it all keeps me going.

 This was in May at home, when my side started to irritate and I nibbled at it too much, a trip to the vet and it was soon better, the T shirt was Dads, to stop me nibbling.  I actually quite liked it, and got very used to having it taken off and a clean one put on. This fat lump is growing all the time, its like carrying a football around but I am used to it and its not really causing a problem to me. The vet is checking it regularly so I am ok with it.  I like to lay on the stones, they are lovely and cool.

May was fun we were at the caravan a lot, I love to lay on the deck and watch the world go by.
You need to be careful with the deck in hot weather, mum went out with no shoes on and burnt her feet, she was pleased it wasn't me.  Dad watered the deck so that I could get out for a walk on the grass.

This was Ingram Valley in Northumberland, very pretty 

I got into the river for a dip, the temperatures are very high its so hot.

12 weeks and 12 years
Super photo!

This was June we had a day in Eyemouth, just over the border into Scotland. It was a treat to help cool down and give me some fun, I love the beach and the sea, we don't go to the beach much now, I always end up rather stiff and struggling. Its hard to resist having a good run, my mind wants to my legs wont let me.

I have a nice new ramp now to get into and out of the car, its great and it saves mum and dad getting a bad back from helping me  in and out.

Oh and mums joined the Canine Arthritis Management group on Facebook, she is getting lots of tips on their and good advice about caring for my joints.

Well its getting near tea time, and I have a rumbling tummy so I will just go and remind them.
Looking forward to reading some of your replies.