Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Tresaith to Aberporth

Today was very windy with squally showers but She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed put on her boots and waterproof coat and we set off on another adventure. We had to feed the horses first but after they had finished their noms we carried on to Tresaith. We haven't been there all summer as She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed didn't think I was allowed on the beach with the holiday makers (she was wrong. I could have gone on half the beach. ) As soon as we got there it started to rain and we had the beach to ourselves but the tide wasn't out far enough to get to the falling waters so we went back along the cliff path to Aberporth. She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed worked out that the whole walk was 8 miles but we had a lift up the hill from the beach so we only did about 7.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Llechryd to Cilgerran

Auntie Jane took us in her dogmobile again this afternoon. We went to Llechryd and walked along the river to Cilgerran and I got my furs wet in the river today. The river runs through a deep valley were they used to do a lot of quarrying. The river used to be very deep but they filled it up with waste slate and the only boats that can go up there now are canoes and coracles.
The leaves were all crunchy under foot and made lots of exciting noises as She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed was kicking them for me to chase. The trees here were more colourful than those we saw yesterday. We saw some ducks on the river but nothing else as Auntie Jane and She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed were making too much noise talking as we walked.
Bald Puppy wasn't with us today so I didn't get a chance to see if he dropped any treats Anna.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Llanarchaeron part 2

Llanarchaeron is an 18th century Welsh gentry estate which has survived almost unchanged. If I had been allowed to go in I could have shown you inside the house and walled garden which used to grow produce for the estate which was self sufficient. The home farm is still a working farm with Welsh black cows, Llwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs.
The Villa was designed in the 1790's by John Nash. It has it's own service courtyard, dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house.
John Nash was born on the 18th January 1752 the son of a Welsh millwright. He was also responsible for Regent St in London and Buckingham Palace and also the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. He died 13th May 1835.
But after walking 1.5 miles with the Bald Puppy we had to turn round and go back because there was a sign which said no dogs . Which was probably just as well as we didn't get back to the car till nearly 4 o'clock and none of us had had any lunch. So Auntie Jane and She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed and Bald Puppy had fish and chips and I had a pouch of cat food.

Llanarchaeron with Auntie Jane

Today Auntie Jane was doing her Crazy Grandma thing with her son's Bald Puppy so she asked if I'd like to help her look after him. We went to Aberaeron and walked along the river to Llanarchaeron, the big mansion in the area.

Monday, 6 October 2014

The next day

I was very tired this morning after looking after my friends yesterday but not too tired to get my furs wet this afternoon!

Party time

Every year Auntie Ann, , Beryl and She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed have lunch together on their barkdays. This year went a bit wrong what with Beryl moving and She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed falling off her horse so we're a bit late doing our lunch but better late than never.
Beryl was going to spend the day with us so yesterday She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed spent most of the day in the kitchen. Of course she didn't tell me what was going on (a surprise she says) So it was pretty boring yesterday. But when Beryl arrived with Tansy and Sooty we went to Penbryn, now the holiday people have gone we get to go on the beach again. Hurray! ! We had a good run on the beach and got our furs wet and when we got back Ann and Simon arrived.
We had to be good while the hoomans were having their noms but between us Sooty and me managed to keep Simon in the corner. After lunch we went in the living room and Simon wouldn't get off the sofa. Look at that naughty Sooty. He kept pushing Simon onto Ann. Then he raided my toy box and when Smudge looked through the window he was all over the back of the sofa trying to get to him.
It was good seeing my friends again.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Last of the summer sun

The summer is drawing to an end so yesterday we decided to spend the afternoon on Aberporth beach as it was such a lovely day. I did digging and swimming and we played with my sausages and my floaty aqua toy.