Monday, 19 November 2012

Holiday pics at last!

This was us trying to pack for our week in the Cotswolds! Brax got in the suitcase first and Brooke followed thinking there may be food. We asked Brodie to get in too so he wasn't left out-his bum looks huge in this photo but its all fluff (honest!)

We stayed in a dog friendly self catering cottage. Brax approved of the big sofa! I love this photo as Brooke is in the background showing how lovely her tail looks when its just been brushed out :)

Doglets waiting for dinner. We lovely the dog friendly tiled floor and the fact we were staying on a network of lovely bridleways and footpaths - perfect walking!

Matthew walking the girls down the hill into Upper Slaughter. How such a lovely place can have such a horrible name I don't know!

The very pretty village of Lower Slaughter - don't quite know what Brax is up to in this picture?!

We did about 14 miles per day so we had very tired shelties :) The girls both snuggled up on Matthew!

Brooke became a proper pub dog on holiday and learnt to sleep under the table!

Brodie has always been a pro at falling asleep anywhere!! Brax is fighting sleep in this picture as we are eating the most amazing luch!

Brodie on guard dog duty at the cottage - he takes his job very seriously even if he does look like a girl!!

Brooke posing in front of Barton Abbey. It was totally stunning and the weather was very kind to us except on the first day when it rained.

Now onto the new arrival! Introducing Aztec Dakota who is a Azteca filly (Spanish x Quarter Horse) born in June. She is just beautiful and will be coming to me when she is weaned in December. She is a lovely, bold curious little girly and I'm looking forward to having fun with her. Max isn't going anywhere, he will be 16 next year so by the time she is ready to ride he'll be ready to do a bit less. This is a photo of when I first met Dakota at 2 months old :)

We went back to visit when she was 3.5 months old - she LOVES a good wither scratch :) I think she could wrap Matthew round her little hoof!

I can't take the credit for this awesome picture - Dakota's breeder Karen took it. This is Spirit (Dad - Spanish) on the left and Belle (Mum-Quarter Horse) on the right with Dakota in the middle. I love Belle's expression! Karen is an amazing breeder - all her horses are so well looked after and chilled and the stallions are out in the fields with the mares and babies. I just love their temperaments :) I must thank my good friend Kate (Dolly's owner) for finding Dakota for me. Another good friend Cathy is having Dakota's brother Silverio which is great!

This was Dakota (aka Diva!) on friday when I went to see her. She looks like a woolly bear in these photos! I know this is a doggy blog really but its a diary for my Mum as well as she lives so far away and I know she'd appreciate pics of her newest furry grandkid!!


  1. Looks like you all had a fab time :)

  2. Looks really nice there, I've never been to England, must try, it's just down the road!!!