Saturday, August 19, 2017

Letter From the Heart

Dear friends and fans,

Two years ago today we lost the star of this blog our sweet Badger Boo, we were totally devastated. I couldn't face his pictures and everybodies condolences so decided to take a month off from blogging, one month soon became two and then three and so on and so on, I managed a couple of vague posts but my heart just wasn't in it any more.

Badger Boo was such a character that's for sure, so very, very naughty but not in a bad way. He was always making us and others laugh with his daft antics, these soon became known as this blog "Badger Boo's Daft Adventures" and we made so many wonderful friends.

We still miss him like it was only yesterday, but slowly we're able to remember his adventures with more joy and less tears, sometimes even laughing about the things he got up too.

To catch up on Badger Boo's early life before social media, you may remember he started the mini series within this blog called "Jackanory Stories" the baton has now been passed to Boris to continue the story and the name of this blog has been changed to add Boris, but don't panic the url remains the same, so you can still find us.

Boris is eagerly looking forward to telling you how he's helped us with the loss of Badger Boo and how he's become an important part of my life as my Assistance Dog.


So much has happened in the past two years, so as well as posting Boris's adventures he'll also be posting his own mini series so you can all catch up on what he's been up to whilst we've been away.

As to what Boris's mini series will be called I'm still struggling with a title at the moment, hopefully some of our awesome friends and fans will have some ideas.

Apologies that I've been quiet for so long, but really looking forward to catching up with everybody again.

Dawn xxx



Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Amazing Day Yesterday


Late yesterday afternoon mum and I did something truly amazing, it was very exhausting for mum which is why I've not posted until now.

As you know I've been around Sainsbury's several times in the last few weeks with both The Olds and practicing walking nicely by the trolley, trollies can be a scary item to dogs when not used to them. Mum has really struggled to go shopping without dad or somebody with her for many years, she gets very panicky on her own and sometimes can't even go into the shop, a few weeks ago she and I managed a quick walk around Asda in Woking on our own whilst dad waited outside, it might not sound much but was a big thing for her to do. Recently I've been keeping a beady eye on my food tins and starting to worry we'd run out and I'd have to eat just dry food on its on until dad could go shopping at the weekend.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

What We've Been Up Too

Gosh where do I start?
Since we lost Badger Boo in August last year, so much has happened.

 I've been doing lots of training. 

Most of it serious stuff.

Practicing Down from a Distance on our walk tonight.
Posted by What Boris Did Next on Monday, 16 November 2015

Some of it fun stuff.

Just got back from my Agility taster session, I had great fun once I realised I had to jump over the fences not go under them BOL #SillyPup
Posted by What Boris Did Next on Sunday, 23 August 2015

But all the time working towards my ambition to become mums Assistance Dog.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Moving Forward - Life After Badger Boo



Hello everpawdy, hope you all had a pawtastic Christmas. 
As you've probably noticed I've made some changes to the blog, a new year equals a new start.

Things have been difficult for The Olds since Badger Boo left us for The Rainbow Bridge in August.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My Sunday Photo

My latest new toy, I found it upstairs in mum's craft room, it's a treasure trove of dog toys up there! Badger Boo kept that a secret from me when I wasn't allowed up those stairs because it was his special place.

 I love it and can't stop carrying it around all day, mum says I'm not supposed to carry it this way, but I don't want to hold it in the middle.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Some Sad News

An awful lot has happened since I last posted but I'll tell you more about that in future posts.
Today I have to tell you the very sad news that Badger Boo crossed The Rainbow Bridge last Wednesday morning.

It was discovered a few weeks ago he was suffering with Pancreatitis and he was quite unwell, but with medication he soon rallied and became more his like his old self again.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday Boris




I'd forgotten how much work puppies were! Boy did you re educate me quickly, with the digging up of my lovely garden, the almost constant removal of slugs and stones from your mouth, the endless trips outside every hour on the hour day and night to potty, it took you weeks to get the hang of toilet training didn't it, where did all that poop come from in one so small? 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Silent Sunday






Sunday, March 15, 2015

I'm a Yellow Dog

I'm out and about on very short walks on the lead now, I'm still not allowed to play with other pups, so I wear a yellow ribbon on my harness and lead to inform everypawdy I need some space since my surgery.


There are lots of different reasons why some dogs are Yellow Dogs.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

My Sunday Photo

My fur is growing back and I'm starting to look nice and smart again.



 

Friday, March 06, 2015

A Lot Has Happened

WHOOPS
I missed a couple of weeks.

Not a very successful start to my new job as a Doggy Blogger, but I do have a really good excuse.

A couple of times I've suffered from unexplained lameness in my front leg which as always healed with rest, but mummy decided it needed investigating as there was no reason for me to be going lame.

So off to the vets I went for X-Rays, then a couple of days later mummy gets a phone call that I have to go to Fitzpatrick Referrals for a CT scan as something is wrong.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Boris Takes Over

Hello Everypawdy
 I'm not too sure what to write as it's my first ever blog post, it's been some time since Badger Boo first introduced me, but you may have seen a bit about me on the Hoomums blog.

Badger Boo has now handed the reins over to me to update his blog, don't worry there's nothing wrong with him, now that he's approaching old age, he's 13 you know, he rarely has any Daft Adventures anymore.

Nowadays he likes to stay at home sleeping on his heat pad, pottering up and down the road and occasionally coming over the common for a nice long walk if the weather is warm enough, so that's why he's asked me to take over updating his blog
 

Let me introduce myself properly
My name is Boris and I'm a 7 month old Working Cocker Spaniel.
This is what I look like


Quite a stunner I think you'll agree.
 OK so I don't have Badger Boo's pretty colouring, but I have the softest shiniest black coat ever.

Apparently I have a massive intellect but zero common sense, one day mummy hopes to train me well enough to become her Assistance Dog.

At the moment Miss Lucy is my teacher at The Company of Animals and is helping mummy to teach me all sorts of neat tricks, because it exercises my brain and I just love doing things to please mummy.

This is me learning "I'm Shy" I picked this up fairly quickly, mummy taught me how to do this using a clicker and some treats, it sure is a fun way to learn stuff and it makes it easy to remember too.




This is me at one of my training sessions over in Churtsey, Miss Lucy very kindly made this video for mummy as she'd left here phone camera thingy in the car.



Now you know a bit more about me, I look forward to getting to know all of Badger Boo's friends and followers in the weeks to come.




Sunday, February 01, 2015

Silent Sunday



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bad Hair Day

Sorry it's been such a long while since I last posted, Boris is growing up fast and mummy has been busy training him.

He's a very intelligent young pup and can do several tricks now, as well as learning all about good manners and the usual things us pups have to learn.

The top knot on his bonce has started growing out of control, it's even more impressive than mine now. 

 

Mummy is itching to strip it out, but has so far resisted the urge as it's kinda cute.

He's now a lot bigger than me but still a big baby. The other day a Pigeon flew up out of the bracken and scared the life out of him.
A Gun Dog running away and yelping in fear at a silly old Pigeon, but at least nobody else saw, it was soooooo embarrassing!

Hope you all had a pawsome Christmas, and Santa Paws bought you lots of toys and treats.
See you in the New Year.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my Birthday.
 I know I can't believe it!
Today I'm 13 years old.


I've added a special one off Blog Hop to spread those Birthday wishes to anypawdy who's had/having a Birthday this weekend or in the last 7 days, link up and lets spread those Birthday wishes.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Official Hello and Welcome to Little Boris

Did you guess?
I'm sure you did with my Sunday picture hints. 
I've got a brand new baby brother called "Little Boris"

Here he is at 8 weeks old on his very first day with us, he looks so small and cute next to me and my favourite toy Chunky Monkey, sadly Chunky Monkey is no longer with us because Little Boris decided to kill him, he pulled his head off and pulled all of his stuffing out **sobs**




I'm not sure I'll ever forgive him for that crime, he then went on to do the same thing to my other toy Mr Cat, in fact I think he may have killed all my stuffies in the 6 weeks he's been living here.

Boris now has lots of Nylabone toys and a Kong to chew on now and do as he wishes with, any toy I don't want him to destroy lives upstairs with me. 
This'll make you laugh, it did me when I found out.
Boris isn't allowed upstairs or to sit on the sofa with us at night, mummy says it's my domain and it's a good place to escape too when he gets really annoying, and believe me he can be annoying at times. 

Just because I can't see him coming, he thinks it's great fun to grab my ears and play tug with them or to bite my stubby tail with his needle sharp teeth.
 I gives him a good telling off for that, but he won't stop and doesn't seem to have an off button!
Sometimes I just wants to be left on my own to snooze, hence why I have safe places he's not allowed to go too, which is really pawsome.

Boris started Puppy Pre School last week, and did very well by all accounts, I stayed home and slept, I didn't like the sound of that, being surrounded by  even more yapping puppies.

Here he is during the "Settle" exercise watching daddy and watching the teacher, they both had food, so of course he was watching them, he's a right piggy when it comes to food and is always trying to steal mine if nobody picks the bowl up in time.






I've heard people say he's very intelligent as he can already do Sit, Stand, Down and Recall.  
I have my doubts about the use of that word, I mean look at the next picture, he can't even figure out how how to sleep in his bed, he sleeps like this all the time, talk about a Silly Billy! It doesn't matter how many times I climb in and show him, he still sleeps like it.




Every day mummy takes me and Boris over the common for a run, to start with Boris had to wear a safety line in case he got spooked by something and bolted off, he doesn't know the area and sometimes new things might  give him a bit of a fright, we'd hate to lose him if he ran off scared by something.




Ever since I lost mummy a few months ago, I've had to keep her on the Flexi Lead as I can't see or hear where she is and it stops her wandering off. 
You'll never guess what amazing thing has happened on our walks.

Without any training at all Boris has learnt to keep a close eye on mummy, if she gets too far away he gallops after me and comes to tell me all about it.



He then leads me back to find her so she doesn't wander off and get lost again.
How cool is that?



I guess that Boris isn't such a Silly Billy after all.
We hope you all have a pawtastic weekend.



Sunday, October 05, 2014

Silent Sunday





Sunday, September 07, 2014

Silent Sunday




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Silent Sunday




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Something is Afoot!


Hello everypawdy, you may have been wondering where I've been.

 Well, I got sent away to stay with Blue the mad Labrador, whilst my people went on holiday without me!!!

Can you believe it **sobs uncontrollably** I love Blue, but to miss out on a trip in the House on Wheels is unacceptable. Apparently they needed a little break, so they could have lots of late mornings and long days out without having to worry about me all the time.
How rude is that, especially as the first thing they did when they picked me up was give me a bath, they said I was a bit pongy from rolling around in the woods with Blue.

A pup has to do what a pup has to do in the woods.

The best bit about a bath is getting dry afterwards, I just love rolling on my towel.


Since they got back, they've been acting most odd, lots of whispering and looking at pictures with loads of Oooing and Ahhing. I'm sure I've heard the word "Puppy" on more than one occasion, but can't be sure with my silly old deaf ears not working properly.

Not sure why they would be talking about a puppy though? Maybe I've misheard but they are being very secretive and strange, I'm positive something is afoot. I'll let you know when I sniff the bottom of it.

I've got a little bit of sad news, after much deliberation I've decided to stop hosting "Smile it's the Weekend" for a little while, a big thank you to everyone who has linked up in the past, I've met and made some pawtastic friends through our #WeekendSmile.
 I'll still keep writing my blog so don't panic, I'm not going anywhere. At the moment mummy is finding it hard to keep posting at a set time each week.

Hope you've all had a pawsome week and as soon as I know what my naughty people are up too, you'll be the next to know.





Boris Morris