Saturday, 24 February 2018

Project 365 week 8

Lots and lots of walks this week with Dixie dog.


Sunday

Well last night did not go well. DD2 brought Ziggy back from the party just after 11. Dixie went nutty and yapped. Ziggy screamed, so dog yapped some more.....then DD2 went back out to the party and her and SIL2 rolled in just after one. Ziggy started crying not long after and cried for ages despite daughter trying to cuddle her in, so dog was doing low growls. So not much sleep was had by any of us. I had an eleven hour shift to do and DD2 and co had to drive all the way to Oban.
While I was at work Ziggy played with the pile of teddies again, just need to teach her to tidy them up when she is finished with them.They object to being left stood on their heads.







Monday

No gymnastics, poor Bob is still so tired and unable to do much but sleep half the day and all night. Not sure what is going on with him but he is not fairing well. Daughter has done an update on him here if you want a read. 

A walk with Dixie dog and I really liked the raindrops on the snowdrops.



Tuesday

Bob had an appointment in Glasgow. Daughter cannot get her mini bus into the car park at the hospital. But as nobody was available to run her there I said I would watch Spud and the gruesome twosome  to make it easier for her. Hubby was on standby in case I was running late getting back to the village. Spud was in her bed a lot of the time I was there so we could not get out to the park. The twins and I sat and played games and played silly. Fifi took them off to their dancing class, and I got home when SIL came back.

Dixie was down with us and she was there nearly two hours without any problems.

Minky is going through a phase where he will not go anywhere on his own, up stairs for a jumper, the loo, or the utility room for his shoes as he thinks there is a bogey man waiting to get him., Kids imaginations can be a pain at times.

Minky and Dinky play go fishing. 


Wednesday

Took the dog out for a walk to Dumfries House.
Dumfries House Set in 2,000 acres, this stunning estate and 18th-Century house with its unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture has something for everyone.

Nice dry sunny weather and did just over 4 miles and walked some of the paths we had not walked on in the past. The place will be more lovely in a few weeks once all the daffodils and crocuses flower.



Dixie does Dumfries House. 


Thursday

Needed to go and do some shopping so paired that up with walking the dog. We did 2 miles round the Kay Park in Kilmarnock.

This much-loved green space has been a favourite with families, dog walkers and visitors for many years and is a prime venue for events and activities. 
Works will concentrate on the pond, which will be drained and repairs will be carried out to restore the banks which have eroded over time. Harmful algae will be treated and a wide range of native plants and flowers, which reduce algae formation, will be planted, all enhancing the natural look of the area. The pond will be refilled with water from natural sources and restored to its current level.
A new bird viewing and feeding platform will be built by the old boat jetty and information displays will be put up at various locations to help identify bird species and advise on suitable feeding. New nesting and shelter zones will be created to encourage more bird species to the pond and surrounding areas.


Dixie Dog does the Kay Park. 



Dinky asked if we could go down as she wanted to feed Dixie dog, or bixie bog as Spud calls her. So we popped in on the way back from a walk round the fishery.  She did actually feed her and stroke her, the other three fed her as well. Very brave of Dinky and Spud as they are both scared of dogs, but knowing Dixie is so small and was scared of them is helping to make them brave.


Friday

Wee Dixie tends to feel the cold, not sure if this is just cos she is very short coated, whether it is because she is use to living with a pack of dogs and had others to snuggle to or whether it is because she seems to be on hunger strike but regardless I made her a fleece jumper from a fleece blanket that was added to my collection. It is only for in the house and over night so does not need to look 100%  Can't do much about the first two but working on the third one.

Dixie dog gets a new jumper 





Saturday

Went for a walk up to Failford where we have our caches to look at them and see if they were all right. One of them was not so disabled it and hope to replace it during the week if it is dry. Did nearly three miles and then popped in to a local pub for a drink. Ended up with hubby having a bowl of soup and I had a plate of chips.

The Failford Inn is a dog friendly pub with doggie bowls inside and out, dog beds in the bar and doggie biscuits in a tub on the bar.

Will need to go back one day and have a proper look at their menu and have a proper meal.

Home in time to go to work for an overtime shift. I had a diet coke as I was doing the driving.

dog friendly
Dixie Dog does Failford Inn 






20 comments:

  1. Those snowdrops are so pretty. Nice to get out and about - Dumfries House looks lovely.

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    1. cant wait to go back and see all the flowers out

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  2. It looks like a busy week for Dixie! You've been for some beautiful walks. It's nice that the kids are being braver with her.

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    1. her and the kids have done amazingly well.

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  3. Oh Elaine, what a worry about Bob and all his meds. I've read your daughter's update on Bob, and his condition sounds worrying re gland not working properly to produce cortysol (I didn't know that our bodies produce it). Hope they'll be able to find a good balance with all meds. The snowdrops photo is amazing. My camera doesn't do good close-ups of little things, it just goes all blurry. Love the photo of Dixie with the posh manor house in the background, she looks very ladylike there.

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    1. think we are all the same taking the body for granted when it works well. It is worrying I have to admit

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  4. Dixie does look happy in the pub and I bet she likes keeping warm in her jumper.

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    1. she loves her jumper, that and her bed in front of the radiator

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  5. Oh no! How worrying about Bob. I hope he gets used the the medication soon.
    It sounds like you have had some great walks with Dixie. I love her new jumper x

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    1. it is nice to have an incentive to go and walk to be honest

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  6. sounds like you're being kept busy with he kids, hope they get Bob sorted out soon, it must be a worry

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    1. nice to be busy with the kids, they grow up all to quick.

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  7. Love the snowdrop and Dumfries House looks lovely too. Hope Bob is feeling back to normal soon. Dixie looks very much at home #365

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    1. sadly Bob does not know what normal is, as his normal is different than mine and yours.

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  8. Love the sound of those walks, the photos are lovely. Beautiful snowdrops, not a flower I ever seem to see here. What a great pub to take your dog to, you'll definitely have to go back! Hope Bob starts to feel better soon x

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    1. snow drops and blue bells seem to do well in this area.

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  9. That snowdrop picture is gorgeous I love the detail.

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    1. yes I was impressed how well they came out with the phone camera to be honest

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  10. Those snow drops are beautiful <3 #365

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  11. Looks like you and Dixie have had fun exploring this week! Love the jumper #project365

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