Snow and dog photo competition! Results and happy new year!

January 3, 2011

A very happy new year to all!! My apologies for not giving the results of the snow competition sooner, I was poorly last week and everything went out of the window for the week, having just got over the festivities and the tricky snow time! At long last Phil with Scruffs photo has topped the voting, a bit congratulations to them the prize will be in the post tomorrow!

Betty and Pie are keeping well! It was tough last week when I was off colour, Betty managed to trash the house:) and I didn’t care! Well at least not until I was feeling better and then had to clean up! Pie was meant to be performing stud duties this week, yet despite a lot of enthusiasm he is too coy to oblige, he has one more chance tomorrow!

Both Betty and Pie managed to stay out of and off of the ice on the lake, thankfully! Annie brought Gracie, Betty’s Mum, over with her last week and Gracie was not so successful! Despite the thaw the ice is still on the lake and quite tough in places. Gracie was suddenly in the water and obviously in some shock from the cold, was trying to scrabble onto the ice which just kept breaking under her feet! Thankfully it was only a minute or two (though it felt like 10) before she turned to Annie and I calling her and saw my outstretched arms, to which she quickly swam and I hauled her out! A few minutes later she was practically dry and none the worse for her trauma! Neither Annie or I saw Grace actually go in the water, she was just suddenly there, it happened so fast! Giving us both an unwelcome insight into how quickly tragedy could have hit.

Were any of you given a fright over the holidays?






3 Responses to “Snow and dog photo competition! Results and happy new year!”

  1. Sue Says:

    Happy New Year Avril and congratulations Phil 🙂 Sorry to hear you have been ill hope your feeling better now.Talking of scary moments and water, both of mine ended up in the river last week. I didnt see Nessa go in or get out but she was on the long line so wasn’t so bad as could have pulled her out, Jess however decided to follow her, lucky the river wasn’t as high or fast as it had been recently and she managed to scramble back out. makes you think though because the bank was very slippy still and I don’t know how we would have managed had she not been able to do it.

  2. Sue & Tony Says:

    Happy new year Avril. Megan (Bettys sister) gave us a scare at Fordham Heath pond monday,she ran onto the frozen pond before we could stop her we both panicked and called her she thankfully came off but we where also shocked at how quickly a tragedy could have developed,It frightened us. Megan is doing well,shes very clever and amazes us with her learning ability. such a happy dog. We are deciding right now the best time to have her spayed.Seems may be imminent.

  3. Avril Munson Says:

    I just knew I wouldn’t be alone, thank goodness they are all okay!!
    It would be great to see a photo of Megan please? I will post on the blog!

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