Adventure Saturday! 🐾🥾

We had planned a trip to Snowdonia this weekend but had to have a re-think on Friday evening as the weather and roads were set to be pretty bad.

We decided instead to head to Lyme Park!

As with the majority of our walks we try to avoid busy places or times where possible to make sure that Amos can enjoy his exploring without be charged at or scared by other dogs/walkers.

So we set off early to get to Lyme as I know it can get super busy on the weekends!

There was a tiny dusting of snow on some areas of Lyme Park but not enough for a snow day sadly!

This was Amos’ first outing in his new Back Pack (Ruffwear Approach Pack) we get lots of questions/comments about their backpacks but I can assure you that both Amos and Toby are happy to wear their backpacks – they are the same make as the harnesses they have worn for a long while so fit and sit the same in them.

Toby (as many of you already know!) carries first aid kits in his backpack, at the moment as Amos is still young and is still getting used to his back pack he is not yet carrying anything much, for our adventure to Lyme Park he had a toy in each pocket, just to allow him to get used to the pockets being expanded.

The plan eventually is that Amos will be able to carry a little more on bigger walks, which will of course all be done at his own pace! It’s nice for him to have a job and I’m also hopeful that the backpack will help him with spacial awareness too – as when the pockets have stuff in them the harness will be wider so will hopefully help Amos know where obstacles are on our adventures.

At the moment I narrate our adventures to him so he knows where there are big steps or other obstacles that he needs to tackle but I’m hoping the back pack will give him a little more independence.

Obviously we have spoken to our vet before considering a back pack for Amos and they are happy that he can start to wear it and getting used to using it to carry small items. So now we all take part in carry adventure equipment!

We had a very muddy walk at Lyme, it was really nice to be back out in the fresh air exploring after our busy few weeks at Panto!

A few sections of the walk were slightly difficult to negotiate with a blind dog, but generally we try not to let that get in the way of Amos having exciting adventures!

As we were at Lyme fairly early we got a large chunk of the walk without coming across many other people or dogs and it only started to get a little busier towards the end of or walk and heading back to the car as most people were just starting on their adventures.

We tend to stick to the far end of Lyme as it is more peaceful but just as beautiful!

We haven’t decided where we at heading this weekend, but I would love a snow day if I’m honest!! 🥾

Hopefully someone exciting too 😉

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We’ve officially been bad bloggers 🙄

We’ve had a rather busy few months so haven’t kept as up to date blogging our adventures – here’s a potted history of what we’ve been up to for the past few months (eek!)

We went my gorgeous cousins wedding at the end of October, which was a lovely weekend away.

This was also Amos’ first stay in a hotel and Toby’s first attendance at a wedding (Amos didn’t attend the wedding as it would have been sensory overload for him and he wouldn’t have enjoyed himself at all!)

Toby however was in his element, he rocked a little tux and loved being involved in the day ❤️

Our hotel was on the beach front so we enjoyed lots of sunrise walks along the sea whilst we were away 🐾

The boys got signed up to be Cheshire Fire and Cheshire Police new recruits to help spread some safety messages across Halloween and Bonfire Night – a role they both took very seriously!

Not all heroes wear capes – our emergency services are all super heroes too! ❤️

Amos turned 1!! 🎉🎉

I can’t quite believe he’s one already! Time flies when you have a crazy ginger hurricane to entertain! 😂

The boys had a birthday tea party and got to have a fun run in the secure field hire!

Amos got lots of delicious (icky) treats to try for his big day! He shared them all with Toby of course as a good brother would 😉

Toby and Amos became Darth Pupper and the Evil Ewok just in time for Halloween!

They even appeared on BBC Northwest news as doggy superheroes!

Toby had a trip to the National Pet Show to do his fundraising thing for the Dogs Home – it was a fun packed weekend where he sampled lots of new beds and blankets …. he’s likes the comfortable things in life!

First trip to Snowdonia National Park for Amos he loved exploring in the mountains – he is going to be a super adventure pup when he’s a little older ⛰🐾

We had an little adventure to a peaceful Forrest in Wales, the weather was shocking but thankfully we didn’t see another soul and the boys had a whale of a time!

The boys got all autumnal! Rocking those rugby shirts 😍

We had a very windy adventure to the Roaches – I’m sure Amos and Toby almost got blown away!

Amos is doing much better at coping with the wind, he used to find it a little scary but he’s getting used to it now and knows he doesn’t need to panic about it! He’s got me and Toby to look out for him ☺️

Then life got extra busy! Toby had auditioned for a pantomime in the summer and rehearsals started in December!

We’ve had a very very busy December with rehearsals and shows, we had an amazing Christmas, it was Amos’ first Christmas at home with us and boy did they get spoilt!

They of course had their own Christmas dinner and they got the most beautiful Collar and Lead sets from Fetch and Follow (www.fetchandfollow.co.uk) they were featured as the Christmas Special in Fetch and Follow also (we highly recommend you give it a read ❤️)

Toby has absolutely loved his time at the Panto, he got fussed by LOADS of people, got loads of treats and got to run around stage like he owned the joint!

We have done a total of 21 performance and just had our final panto weekend – it’s been an incredible experience and Toby has thoroughly enjoyed being fussed and pampered by all of the cast and crew! He got lots of cuddles from Fairy Sugar babe Amelle ❤️

Here he is with beautiful Belle ⭐️🎭

As much as we’ve loved pantoing and our busy few months, we are excited to get back to adventuring and exploring!

I think we’ve definitely missed things out of this blog post, as we’ve been such busy bees!

We will be getting back to more regular blogs now though – thanks for hanging in their with us! ❤️