24 October 2012

Jackanory Part Nine

Gosh it has been a long time since I last updated my Jackanory story. 


We had just been away on my very first Daft Adventure, and I had finally learnt that other dogs could be friendly **breathes sigh of relief**.

That Summer we went away many times in the House on Wheels, I became firm friends with a Rhodesian Ridgeback pup called Boomer **he was younger than me but he was HUGE** his people  used to go to the same campsite as us, so we saw each other every weekend. Sadly mummy doesn't have any pictures of us playing together **gives mummy a disapproving stare**

It was a Summer of fun and games, I learnt to love the sea and made so many new friends each week.

I'm so pleased my hoomans took a chance on me, and trusted me to go camping with them. It was a massive turning point in my life, some pups aren't as lucky as me, they never get the chance to overcome their fears of other dogs. 

Nowadays I'm a happy, well balanced pup when it comes to other dogs, and proof that nervous fear can be overcome if your hoomans make the effort.

It was around this time mummy started my facebook page called "Badger Boo ~ Cocker Spaniel" documenting everything I got up too. It's where I've met some of my long standing online friends, and first started out as a Media Hound.
I also joined twitter as @Puppy_Views and started this blog.

So as my Jackanory Story draws to a close, you are now all up to date with my life prior to becoming a Media Hound.

There were ups and downs, good times and sad times, but we made it in the end.

 I hope you enjoyed the journey, I certainly did.

~ The End ~

Authors note:-

Don't worry if you are new here, this is not the end of Badger Boo's Story. The Jackanory Stories were started at the request of several of his fans who hadn't been with us since the beginning, and wanted to know more about his early life. Just type Jackanory in the search box if you want to read all the other parts, or check through the archive.

Badger Boo has a lot more stories to tell...

Wordless Wednesday

10 October 2012

Feeling Under the Weather

My good friends, on Monday I had a very nasty health scare and got rushed to the vets. My legs went all wobbly and I kept falling over, I was very scared as the room was spinning and I couldn't get up, I tried to nip mummy when she picked me up **hangs head in shame** as I was so confused. 

The Vet lady poked and prodded me so I swore at her too, she kept trying to see if I could use my feet, when I just wanted to be left alone. She looked in my ears and listened to my heart too. The Vet said
to mummy that I may have had a mini stroke or a fit of some kind. I do feel a bit better now and I'm at home again being spoilt rotten, I have a nice new hot water bottle in my bed to keep me warm. 

Wordless Wednesday

03 October 2012

Wordless Wednesday

The Gallery 117 ~ Fitness

This weeks theme for The Gallery is Fitness.

Himself is a keen kayaker, it's an excellent way to keep fit as well as being great fun, for many years he has been an instructor, teaching mostly young people the benefits of this brilliant sport.

Several years ago Himself decided to teach our Badger Boo to stand on the front of the kayak, as he kept swimming around and around, and appeared to want to join him. This picture was Badgers first lesson.

Within minutes he had learnt to balance, and soon discovered that it was very comfortable to curl up on the spraydeck and have a little snooze.

So whilst Himself is paddling around getting a massive upper body work out, Badger is busy exercising his right to take things easy, as only a dog can.

Badger is free to jump off at any time, but he will always opt to go back to the kayak after a swim, and refuses join me on the shoreline until Himself has finished, he loves it that much.

Please note:- 
We used only positive training methods and went at Badgers own pace. Not all dogs like water, or the instability of being on a kayak and could become very stressed very quickly, so do not try this if your dog is not 100% happy in water.

Why not pop over to Sticky Fingers to check out other peoples ideas on Fitness. 

The Gallery has teamed up with Coca-Cola and their Work it Out Calculator so you can see how much exercise you need to do to burn off the calories, what a great idea..