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.

I passed my Bronze Kennel Club Good Citizens Award.


I did some training in lots of different places that were fun and exciting, to get used to different experiences.


 I went fundraising for RECOVERY with the founder Lizzie Maitland and some other members and their dogs, we had a great day even though the weather wasn't overly kind to us, as a group raised £418.


On January 9th I passed my Level 1 Basic Public Access Assessment, which means I can now go out and about to all sorts of places with mum that dogs aren't normally allowed to go too.


I'm now working towards my Level 2 Skilled Assistance and my Silver Kennel Club Good Citizens Award.

If you want to know more about RECOVERY and what they do, you can check out their website here.



If your interested in sponsoring me on my journey to Graduation for as little as £1 a week, your generosity would be much appreciated, you can find out how here.




Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Moving Forward Finally - 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.

Mum hasn't been able to face the blog as it contains so many memories of Badger Boo, she's thought about starting my own blog for me, but thankfully in the end decided to edit this one so she can still look back on the memories when she feels up to it. 

The url will remain the same so you'll still be able to find me wherever you've saved or bookmarked the blog, but mum has opted to change the name and colour scheme to make it personal too me.

So much has happened which I'm excited to tell you about, but until then you can catch up with some of what I've been getting up to on my facebook page.

Wishing everypawdy a Happy New Year and I hope you like the new name and look.
xxx


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.


It's my toy and I'll carry it how I want too.



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.

Then last Tuesday he became very unwell, he was rushed to the vet and given a massive painkiller injection, he then came home to say goodbye. He spent the night sleeping on the sofa with mum, dad and me.

Then on Wednesday morning he took his final trip to the vets. He passed away peacefully in mums arms wrapped in a big fluffy towel.

We miss you so much Badger Boo but take comfort knowing that your young and fit again at The Rainbow Bridge

RIP my little big brother.




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? 
I was exhausted after one week, had I made a mistake, I was starting to think so! 
We've had fun times too didn't we and over time you started to learn. You learnt about the clicker and before long we were on a roll, learning new things everyday, you have such a powerful drive to learn and willingness to please it's amazing and I enjoyed teaching you too. 
We had a few problems along the way with your surgery but thankfully we had a good insurance policy from Pet Plan, so no need to worry about those thousands of pounds it cost to get you pain free. 
I've loved every minute of our first year together, even the naughty ones. To me you're perfect in every way, the love of my life and bring so much joy and happiness too every single day.
Mum xxx 
Love, love, love swimming in the sea, much more fun than paddling in muddy puddles :)
Posted by What Boris Did Next on Saturday, 20 June 2015





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.

http://www.yellowdoguk.co.uk/


The important thing to remember if you see a Yellow Dog is that the pup needs its space.
Please call your dog away or put him/her on the lead, it would be much appreciated.

Luckily for me it's a short term thing, in 9 weeks time when I'm all healed up, I'll be racing around and meeting up with my buddies again on the common.


 

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.

Off I go to Fitzpatricks and have my scan, it turns out I have fractures in my elbows. Apparently I'm suffering from something called Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process (FCP) which too you and I  means I have Elbow Dysplasia, you can read more about FCP here

Everypawdy is very upset by this news, my mummy especially, she waited a very long time to find me, we had many plans of the things we would do together but at the moment we're not sure what the future holds.

I stayed at Fitpatricks in the hospital for two nights and had an operation on both my elbows to remove all the diseased bone and cartilage, it was called a Subtotal Coronoid Ostectomy (SCO).
As a result of my surgery I can only walk on the lead for the next 12 weeks, no free running and nothing that will cause impact to my elbows. 
I also got given the weirdest hair cut and had to wear **whispers behind paw** The Cone of Shame! 


Luckily mummy had one of them fat collars, so as soon as I got home she put it on me instead, she said I was far too dangerous with that cone on, keep bashing into things.


Here I am waiting to go into the vets to have my stitches removed and to see the Physio, thankfully my fur has started to grow back, but it can still get very chilly, so  sometimes I have to wear a coat now.


The good news is, no more fat collar and I'm just waiting for an appointment to start Hydrotherapy to build up my muscles again.

That's about it from me for now.
 I wonder what my next Daft Adventure will be?




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.




Boris Morris