Freedom weekend! 🐾❤️

Today we decided to Hire a secure field so that Amos and Toby could have some freedom.

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More so for Amos as he is always on lead unless in our garden. As he is a foster dog he is not allowed off lead as that is a term of the foster agreement, also for Amos going off lead would be even more scary as he is still very nervous of new noises and situations.
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This was Amos’ first real experience being off lead as if we go somewhere that isn’t busy etc. He does get more freedom but is on his training line so still can’t properly mooch or play as much as he may like to.
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We booked a field at Fido’s Fields and were fairly impressed – it was £6 per hour for the field (we had two slots booked) and it was plenty big enough for the boys to have a good old run around!
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The track to get to the fields is rather bumpy – I wouldn’t recommend driving down the track if you need a wee 🙈
We will definitely be taking the boys back soon for another session!!
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Amos loved the freedom he mooched around had a good old sniff played with Toby, posed for photos and we practised some training.
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He also found some bird (a big bird!!) poop and decided to roll around in that for a while …. but it was his first off lead experience and what does a bit of poop matter between friends? 😂
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It was really nice for Toby too – as most walks at the moment (unless it’s a Toby time walk just me and him) he isn’t getting to go off lead as much, as we are focussing on Amos’ training and making sure he’s well managed (reducing the amount of woofing at people and noises) which make it harder to have eyes on Toby, he does of course still get his off lead time but isn’t as relaxing as it was pre Amos!
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Hiring the field meant there would be no people or dogs to have to worry about so they both had compete free reign to do as they pleased!
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Amos joined in on Toby’s game of frisbee as best he could and had a whale of a time chasing Toby and trying to convince Toby to play with him!
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We did a little bit of training practice whilst we were there – but I mostly just wanted the boys to mooch and play and have some freedom so nothing too taxing for them!
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They are both completely zonked now – the wrestling and chasing and sniffing must all have been too much for them, I’ve never had such a peaceful afternoon!
I don’t feel like I’ve walked much today – but it makes a nice change from last weeks mammoth walk!
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Normal service will resume next weekend and Toby and I will no doubt be out for a larger adventure followed by a mini adventure with Amos!
We hope you’ve had a good Saturday!! ❤️
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#10mountains10months Part Five 🏕⛰

This weekend we were half way through our 2018 challenge!

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This weekend’s walk also fell in line with Mental Health Awareness Week – which gave up an extra conversation starter whilst we were out and about!

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For Part five we walked Crinkle Crag in the Lake District.

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We had decided a few weeks ago that we would camp the night before the walk this time, it was Toby’s first camping trip which I was very excited about – and as he is such an prepared adventure pup we made sure he had all the right camping gear, including his own sleeping bag 😍

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We camped at Great Langdale Campsite – which is a National Trust Campsite and was reasonably priced and really really beautiful.

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The drive to the Lake District on Friday night wasn’t the best as the traffic on the Motorway was horrendous – it should have taken us 2 hours to get there are it took us over 3, Toby travels really well in the car so it wasn’t too much of a problem for him – just very very boring!

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Toby took to camping life quickly and loved lazing around in his sleeping bag on the picnic blanket whilst us walkers had some food to fuel us for the tough walk ahead!

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Sleeping in the tent was a smidge confusing for Toby I think – he was very confused about being inside but outside – as soon as he saw his sleeping bad on the Air Bed however he was a happy bunny and snuggled down for the (surprisingly chilly) night.

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The following morning in true camping style Toby and I were woken at 5:20am by daylight and a bird making weird noises. It was really chilly still so we stayed snuggled up in our sleeping bags for a while before deciding to get up and get ready for the day ahead!

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This walk we also had some other people join us – some of Sophie’s friends came along to camp and walk – and be our tour guide for our walk in the Lakes!

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The walk itself was beautiful but so tough! There were lots of loose rocks to negotiate and difficult sections of path to navigate.

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It was also boiling hot – there was no breeze for quite a while and I was concerned about Toby getting too warm – I took his backpack off for some of the climb to try and make sure he wasn’t too hot.

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As I have mentioned in Part 4 – it is getting warmer and the walks are getting more tough for Toby – he is still managing them perfectly well and his health and well-being is top priority so we make sure that we have regular stops so he can get a drink, he has his cooling mat for when we stop for lunch or snacks.

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We make sure we find him areas of water to have a paddle in along the route. I also make sure on warmer walks to take some puppy milk to encourage him to re-hydrate himself and drink more along the route.

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There were a few sections on Crinkle Crag that Toby couldn’t manage as the rocks were loose, pointy and spaced far apart and his little legs just couldn’t make the jumps so he got lifted up a few sections and also lifted down a few steep sections on the descent.

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The walk was just shy of 14 miles in total and was completely stunning but tough to do – especially in the heat, thankfully the higher up we got there was more of a breeze!

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There was one section that was a sheer rock face pretty much – thankfully as there was so many of us we were able to climb down and then pass Toby (Thank goodness his back pack has a handle) from one person to another and down to another before I then climbed down – I was the last one to go down so had plenty of people to help guide my feet to make sure I didn’t fall!

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We were out for about 6 and a half hours in total – obviously that incorporated lots of water stops for us and for Toby and plenty of opportunity to paddle and dunk his feet in the tarns along the way.

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We managed to talk to few people along the route about what we were doing and why we were doing it – which is our main goal for this challenge, to raise as much awareness as we can for PAPYRUS and CALM.

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This was also Toby’s first challenge with his new custom made labels “PREVENTION PAWTROL” which are also a great conversation starter with other walkers!

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He has a few others also which he will be wearing throughout the next challenges. So keep your eyes peeled for photos of those too!

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We are amazed at how quick the last five months and the first half of #10mountains10months has gone and are looking forward to completing the second half of the challenge!

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Thank you to everyone for all of the support and positive comments about our challenge to raise awareness for these two amazing charities.

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Thanks for reading and we hope you had an amazing weekend!

Starting the weekend on a high! 🏆

This weekend we are celebrating the triumph of the week!

(The weekend hiccups don’t change that!!)
After eight weeks of puppy training on Thursday evening Amos graduated puppy class!
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He has been amazing throughout the training and has completely blown through any concerns I had completing training courses with a blind dog!
Certain elements of the training we had to amend slightly to suit him but he just got on with it!
It’s been a massive joint effort – Billy and I, and even Toby have worked our socks off – and so it will continue!
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He’s got a couple of weeks off now before he starts on his Bronze Kennel club training!
This morning I decided to take them both to Moel Famau for a little jaunt – boy was that a mistake!
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I left early thinking it wouldn’t be too busy but it was 😫
I took the less well trodden path (thankfully I had never been aiming to get to the top today – as I don’t want to push Amos to walk too far too fast) and joined the main path for a short stretch.
It was heaving – which means Amos gets very (very) vocal – he doesn’t really understand the footsteps and the voices he can hear.
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This is usually the case until he has been somewhere a few times as once he is familiar with a place he is less likely to be confused by the noises.
Where we walk him locally he can easily be distracted so he doesn’t react to noises etc. And he is more inclined to focus on us instead of the distractions. It is more difficult in new places, but we want him to experience as much as possible and although loud he is manageable (just about – for a weakling like me)
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We still managed to have a fairly nice walk – I have one arm longer than the other now, I’m pretty certain a staffy head shaped bruise on my leg and extremely muddy pants but what can you do?! 😂
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We stopped off at Ginger and Browns on the way home to stock up on goodies for the boys – this week we gave the camel hide a miss (it STINKS!) and went for beef hearts and a few other bits instead!
I’ve spent the afternoon listening to the boys eat some of their weird chews whilst I did a spot of DIY 🙈
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I’m very impressed with what I made! It’s meant as a children’s storage space but I thought it’d be perfect for the boys!
After some synchronised chewing – Amos stole Toby’s bed and proceeded to fall out of it – it’s a small bed on a small raised bed – he was half on and half off 🙈😂
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Toby (wisely might I add) chose the comfort of chewing on the sofa 😂
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Amos spent most of the afternoon/evening napping so me and Toby snuck out for solo walk!
We went to Anderton for a little potter around and to let Toby have some off lead time as he didn’t get any this morning (sheep and so I could keep an eye on him as well as Amos)
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He had a whale of a time as always when he gets to have a sniff party and amble around at whatever pace suits him!
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We hope you’ve all had a good Saturday!
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Bank Holiday Adventure 🐾

We decided to get up and out early this morning as we had read the weather was supposed to be really good so wanted to make sure the boys had been for a decent walk before the heat of the day and also to avoid people as they are still quite stressful / distracting for Amos when he is out and about.

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Today was Amos’ first official climb – we took him to the roaches to see how he managed with the terrain and climbing and clambering over rocks etc.
With a little help from Toby, he was incredible! He has always body bumped
Toby to work out where he is so today Toby had to make sure he stayed on the right side to keep Amos following on the path!
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Amos took it all in his stride slowed down so he could fathom what was in front of him and went with it! Nibbled Toby as usual and played the “I want to follow you to nibble your tail” game which Toby tolerates admirably (usually because he knows he can’t reach him in time)
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One of the reasons we fostered Amos was because I wanted him to have a chance to have adventure! I feel like a lot of people would let the fact he’s blind stop him from being an adventure pup – but I can honestly say he loves it and he adapts so well and deserves the chance to explore and experience new things!
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Toby wasn’t as thrilled to have the big goofball join us on this mornings adventure – especially as Amos likes to nibble his face when they walk (extra points if you notice the photos where Amos has been “grooming” Toby prior to the photo!) however Toby is super tolerant of him and really makes me proud at how he looks out for him 😍
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We had decided we would try to make it to Docksey Pool today depending on how Amos managed the terrain.
I didn’t want to try and get to the trig point with him as he is still growing and I don’t want him to over do it especially as this was a new place for him with lots of new smells and new obstacles to deal with.
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As Amos did so well with the new terrain we managed to get to Docksey Pool so the boys got to have a little paddle and play in the water before we turned back to rejoin the other path to the car.
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That was where it got tricky – Amos is very confident on the up and the climb, he’s not as confident with the coming down aspect of exploring.
I let him take his time and coaxed him, Toby would trundle ahead and then double back to Amos to try and guide him down. There was one section I had to carry him down a few steps which now he’s such a beast was hard going! But we didn’t tumble into a ravine so that’s always a bonus! 😂
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The two boys have spent the rest of the day napping whilst I have been doing odd jobs, I’m doing some baking this evening (human) so no doubt I will have an avid audience for that.
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We’ll head to the park much later when it’s cooled down for another little explore!
P.S we hope you all made the most of Star Wars Day Yesterday 🤓
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Norfolk by the Sea – Part 2 🏖🛶

So we left the last post just before we headed out to for dinner at the Nelson Head in Horsey.

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This was Amos’ first pub trip so we were well prepared with an array of goodies to distract and entertain him!
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Toby had obviously had a serious word with him about how much fun being a “pub-dog” can be as they were both amazing!
We had a beautiful meal (I was too full for pudding which makes me very sad) but the staff were so lovely and very accommodating to my weird requests to make a veggie meal I’ll enjoy!
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We had a lovely evening and got to chat some more to the lovely Vicki and Dean all about Norfolk by the Sea, dogs and holidays!
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Thursday 26th April
Toby and I had an early morning beach trip and left Billy and Amos to sleep in.
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It was beautiful weather – the best weather we’ve had for our stay here so Toby and I made the most of the sunshine playing on the beach for a good hour or more before heading back to the house to get Billy and Amos up!
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 The beaches are beyond gorgeous and so quiet – every time I have been to the beach whilst we have been staying here I have only seen a handful of other people / dogs each time!
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Perfect for a relaxing walk and play in the dunes and on the beach 🏖
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 We planned that on Thursday we would also go to another beach close by (thank goodness it was the day with the best weather) to go on an expedition to see if we could see the seals at Horsey Beach!
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We took the boys to the new beach and took their summer attire for a sunshiney beach photo!
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We were so excited to actually see the seals – we would definitely recommend if you are in this area to pay a visit to Horsey to see the seals! 😍
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We stayed for a little while just watching and listening to them – I just found them fascinating and watching them swim in the sea and wiggle around on the shore was just amazing!
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After we had had our fill of the seals we let the dogs have a bit more of a mooch around the beach and up into the dunes before heading to Norwich to nip to Pets at Home!
We stocked up on some training treats and lamb spaghetti for the greedy boys to munch on later that day!
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We also went for a little exploration to the church ruins that is within walking distance of the houses we are staying in – which was just beautiful and made for some gorgeous pictures of the boys! 😍
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I’ve still yet to decide where to take Toby on Saturday morning for his last stretch before we leave (Amos will get a smaller walk as he is still not able to do as much as Toby whilst he’s still growing) it’s a toss up between the church walk or the dunes walk!
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We had a really nice evening we made use of the beautiful kitchen once more and cooked a meal – which once again was just made so easy by the design and set up of the gorgeous kitchen!
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I even managed to snap a gorgeous picture of the house we are staying in with the sun set in the background! 😍
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Friday 27th April
Our last day of hollibobs 😫
We had planned a really relaxed day for today – as we needed to pack and sort ourselves out for leaving tomorrow, I had a little pamper session booked with Vicki at The Lavender Room http://thelavenderroomnorfolk.co.uk for a facial in the morning – what can I say it was utterly amazing! So relaxing and just a perfect addition to the holiday!
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The Lavender Room is literally minutes walk from the holiday properties so is perfect to give yourself a little holiday treat.
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Vicki is just amazing and makes you feel right at home and relaxed from the moment you arrive! – which for me being my socially awkward self is always something I love 😍
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The Lavender Room like everything else at Norfolk by the Sea is just beyond beautiful and well worth a visit if you are in the area of the holiday lets.
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After my pamper session it was back to the house to pack some stuff (the dogs have too much luggage!!) and then some inside games and training with the pups whilst the weather wasn’t the best, I made the most of the games that are provided in the houses – there was a jigsaw too but I though that would be unfair on Amos as he can’t see to help build it …. at least with dominoes I can tell him the numbers 😂😂
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We then made use of the tonne of training equipment I had brought to use with the boys and did little bits of training with them individually – Toby is proudly modelling “training corner” as we fondly named it!
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We had to brave the rain after that however to take the pups for a walk to the beach to let them burn off some steam!
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We went for a play on the beach and had a game of fetch – which Amos managed to join in on as Toby was having a vocal game so Amos couldn’t miss him or his toy 😂
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It was lovely to see Amos running around with Toby as he doesn’t often run he is one of life’s plodders so him running around having fun was just heart warming to see! Especially after Toby running rings around him the previous day on the grassed play areas – he finally enticed him to join in!
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We payed a final trip to Dunes Cafe and made the most of one of their huts to sit with the boys and have a hot chocolate out of the rain – we went without cake today (possibly a mistake) but the hot chocolate is divine all by itself 😍
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We are having a cosy evening in tonight- preferably making use of the wood burner (it was Billy’s homework to read up how to use it!) to finish off what has been the perfect first holiday for Billy, the boys and myself!
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I cannot recommend Norfolk by the Sea enough, it has been truly amazing and we are already planning to return next year! ❤️
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We are sad to be leaving after having such a blissful break, but can’t wait to come back and do it all again!
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Toby and Amos have had an amazing time and everywhere we have been has been so dog friendly and having them with us has made the holiday even better – they are suitably pooped from our exciting week! 🐾
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Thanks for reading! 💚🧡

Norfolk by the Sea – Part 1 🏖⛱

We are currently on our first family holiday and Norfolk by the Sea was the perfect choice of dog friendly location!

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We were welcomed with a lovely basket of goodies – even some for the pups!
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They have four properties (all of which are utterly gorgeous!) http://norfolkbythesea.com/m.index.html
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We are staying in the property called Pinrush which is simply gorgeous – the house and garden are just perfect for Billy the pups and I , there is plenty of room for the boys to mooch about and explore!
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Billy even gets a gaming room on the second floor 😂
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Toby as always has taken it all in his stride, found a comfy spot near the wood burner (we’ve yet to use this) Amos has bumped his way around and can now negotiate the downstairs with out too many collisions, the downstairs is set out beautifully, very spacious (which certainly helps Amos) and has everything you could think of.
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The kitchen is so beautiful (I feel like I just aged several years for making that comment – but it has to be said!!) it has everything you could think of and more included!
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I cooked myself and Billy a meal yesterday evening and everything was in a logical easy to find place and everything we needed was ready for us which was a great relief and really adds to the stay!
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Norfolk by the sea is a fifteen minute walk away from the most beautiful beach and sand dunes which Toby has thoroughly enjoyed exploring so far!
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I took Toby to the beach first thing to scout the route out for later in the day as Amos is still on shorter walks due to him growing and I also needed to see how busy etc. The route was before we tried to take Amos that way!
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Toby and I had a whale of a time at the beach (the beach is a happy place for me and Toby!) so we went back later that day to take Amos and Billy for an explore!
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Our venture to the beach was rained on – but we all still had fun and that’s all that matters!
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After a rainy beach walk we headed to Dunes Cafe to warm up with a hot chocolate and slice of cake and to finally get to meet Vicki (who manages Norfolk by the Sea) – the hot chocolate was amazing as was the caramel shortbread! I would highly recommend stopping there if you are visiting the area! https://dunescafe.weebly.com/
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This was Amos’ first cafe experience and Dunes made it super easy for us as they have little dog huts you can go and sit in with your pups! Which limited the amount of distractions Amos had to deal with 👍🏼
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We also made sure we had his licki Mat to keep him occupied – which was a complete hit!
Wednesday 25th April!
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This morning Toby and I made the most of the grassy play areas that are available to use at Norfolk by the Sea and had a mooch about and a game of Frisbee whilst the other two slept in (lazy boys!)
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Once the other two boys were up and ready we headed out to explore the Norfolk Broads!
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We hired a boat for a few hours and Billy became Captain Billy with co-captain Toby!
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The boys have never been on a boat before and they both did amazingly well!
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Both boys had their lickimats to help settle them in then were very happy and relaxed – Amos was slightly more sensitive to new noises – which we expect in most situations but took it all in his stride and did us proud – they both did! Toby was a good lad and made sure that he sat near Amos to reassure him and let him use his back pack as a pillow 😂
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Once we had semi successfully moored the boat back up we headed back to the house to have some lunch!
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I took Toby for another beach walk in the afternoon and Amos and Billy stayed at the house doing boy stuff (game room … 🎮)
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We got rained on again! But the weather never puts us off! We love the beach no matter the weather!!
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We have another few exciting days of holiday left and will post another update before we head home!
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We are off out for dinner tonight so I must go and get the boys dolled up in their Dickie Bows!
Happy Wednesday all!! ❤️

#10Mountains10Months Part Four 🏔🐾🏔

Today we tackled Kinder Scout via Kinder Downfall for part four of our 2018 challenge!

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For the first time the weather was on our side! We had checked the weather and it wasn’t due to rain until 4:00pm and we were very hopefully we’d be on our way home by then!
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The walk starts from Hayfield near the camp site and takes you on a beautiful route up the ridge and to the downfall (our designated lunch spot) 😁
Today we had also roped in my Mum and Dad to come walking with us – they did the Yorkshire Three Peaks with me last year for PAPYRUS so were more than happy to don their purple shirts again! Sophie thankfully had a spare CALM shirt so we were a matching set of two a piece for this walk which was really nice!
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It also meant we could actually get some photos of Sophie, Toby and I as my mum was on hand to be the Dream Team groups designated photographer ❤️
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My parents hadn’t seen Sophie for a good few years so they had a good catch up whilst we walked and it was nice to have some additional faces and walkers with us supporting these amazing charities!
The route we did today was approximately 9 miles and 620m of ascent with some utterly beautiful views of Derbyshire!
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It made such a difference walking in such nice weather (I have a sunburnt scalp, a face like a beacon and am rocking an uneven t-shirt tan) realistically I should have stocked up on sun tan lotion – and would recommend anyone going walking in the sunshine does and isn’t a dope like me!
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Toby as always was his usual mountain goat self and was in his element climbing and negotiating rocks and ledges.
He also LOVES the sun he is a sun-puddling extraordinaire!
Obviously when it’s hot I take more water for Toby and ensure he has regular drink stops, he got straight back in to the swing of it (he was used to having more liquids when we did our training for the Yorkshire three peaks as most of those were in fairly good weather) and his Kurgo bottle was a life saver so handy and means anytime I stop for a drink he gets a bowl too!
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The route up to Kinder Downfall also criss crosses a stream several times so Toby had plenty of opportunity to paddle and soak his feet, he also had a paddle whilst we stopped for lunch to cool down before our final push to the trig point!
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Kinder is a route I have done a few times before but the top at the trig can be confusing and we have done it before and gone down the wrong way (totally not my fault) so we were extra careful today to make sure that didn’t happen!
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There are two paths we’ve done in the past to come down – one on the higher path along the ridge and one slightly lower path which weaves just below the ridge – we went for the lower path today which is less well trodden but beautiful nonetheless!
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Both come out at the same point which leads to through 4 fields (thankfully no cows in them today!!) and then back o the road the campsite is on!
Toby also had an additional job today (first aid kits are job number one) he was responsible for safely transporting Sybil (#sybilontour) on our travels!
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Sybil is traveling and touring to raise awareness for Huntington’s disease, which is a degenerative neurological disease, sadly studies have been done that show an increased risk of suicide to individuals who suffer with Huntington’s disease so we are more than happy to also do our bit in helping Sybil travel further by joining in our adventures!
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Suicide is something that needs to be discussed more openly and we just hope that our challenge helps a tiny bit to dispel the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health – if we can additionally raise awareness for other charities and conditions that’s a bonus for us!
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We hope you have all had a great Saturday and we’re more sensible with your sun protection than me!
Thanks for reading! 💜🧡💚

A Peak District mini adventure 🐾🏔

Today we took Amos for his first experience of the Peak District!

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We went to a little quarry that was perfect to let Amos have an explore without coming across too many other dogs or people! We only came across two other people the whole time we were there it was bliss!
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Amos has been doing really well dealing with distractions and him and Toby are working and training really well together I took them for a “busy” walk last night to work on distractions with Amos and he did really well – I managed to keep him focussed on me on 11 out of 15 distractions! Which is pretty good going I think!
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So as a reward for all their hard work yesterday I thought they’d like a more peaceful walk today – they had a whale of a time, lots of new things to sniff, Amos had Toby to chase, they did have a little wrestle whilst we were out too which is nice to see as Toby has always been very firm with his “I will not play” rule!
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We did some training whilst we were out also – everyday is a school day after all! We practiced waits and positions, Toby did some recall and searches too so it was still a busy walk for them both just in a fun way!
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We did have some other distraction work to practice – Amos LOVES fluffy toys so we took some friends out with us to play with whilst we were out!
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He had to concentrate on me instead of the fluffy friends for this picture! Which he did a sterling job of! Toby has a solid “leave” with toys so wasn’t too fussed about having little pals in his back pack which makes a change from his usual official first aid kit duties ☺️
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We then headed home to spend the afternoon doing a spring clean!
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Obviously I enlisted the help of the boys – for the purpose of the spring cleaning I re-named them Ginger Kim and Grumpy Aggy (he’s not really grumpy that is just his face) they were on board for helping but only if they stopped every three minutes for a snack – so I powered on without them 😂
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For our afternoon walk we went to another new place in a little village about 20 minutes away from us – the aim was to find the mere and walk round but instead we just followed a public footpath through some farmers fields – we didn’t stay out for long as I could see Amos was getting tired and he’s too heavy for me to carry back to the car! 😂
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We did get some recall practice in for both boys on our second walk though (Amos stays on lead for his safety and as he is a foster dog)  but he’s doing very well with his recall training – Toby always wins though he’s a speedy one is  Toby 😉
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We hope you’ve all had a productive / fun Saturday 💚
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P.S Next Saturday is Part 4 of #10mountains10months so keep your fingers crossed that we actually get good weather for this one 💜🐶👍🏼

Saturday with the mini monsters! 🧟‍♀️🐾

Today didn’t start off quite as we imagined – we had a vet visit with Toby as he had an issue with his gentleman area, nothing to worry about though the vet thinks he’s been bitten by an ant like critter which makes sense after his cavort about in the long grass and daffodils yesterday evening, but better to be safe than sorry!

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Then we had a joint mini adventure, Amos isn’t able to do long adventures as he’s still growing and as he gets very tired easily as he’s having to use his nose to process everything.

We decided to head to the Cloud in Congleton – to start getting Amos used to the noises and smells around there as it is a walk we do a fair few times throughout the summer.

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It was a mud bath – which Amos seemed to thoroughly enjoy, Teflon Toby isn’t too fussed about mud if he has to wade through he will if he can avoid it he will – usually he’s good to follow as he tends to find the least muddy route 😉

We didn’t do the full walk at the Cloud as Amos was starting to get tired but both boys had a good old rummage about in the woods and had a good play in the mud!

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The Cloud is quite an uneven footpath so that added additional work for Amos as he has to negotiate the rocks and tree stumps.

He did a sterling job though and takes it all in his stride. Toby as always was being his helpful self and waited with Amos when he stopped to think about new noises, he’s worked out it can sometimes take a while so will occasionally make the most of the mid walk rest period 😂

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We then headed off to Gus and Bear which began our pet shop tour for the day – lots of good exposure for Amos to get him well socialised in lots of different places and to work on his frustration in certain situations.

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The boys loved a good pet shop mooch all the interesting smells and cuddles from members of staff and free treats obviously!

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After a little nap / chew time at home we then headed off to continue the pet shop tour to bents – we didn’t stop too long at Bents as it was very busy and it was clear Amos was finding it tough.

Our final stop of the day was to Ginger and Browns (which is Amos and Toby’s go to pet shop!) to stock up on treats (all this puppy training and Toby training is getting through the good stuff) and pizzle sticks for the young monster.

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Then for a relaxing evening in (whilst billy watches the football) with the two sleepy woofs!

Hope you’ve had a lovely Saturday! 🧡🐾

 

 

Bank Holiday Fun 🏊🏻‍♂️🏖

Today we decided to take the boys for a beach day as both Billy and I were off!

It would be Amos’ first ever beach trip so we wanted to take him somewhere more likely to be quiet so he could enjoy it without the distractions of other people or dogs – so we decided to head to Anglesey.

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We checked the weather and it didn’t look the best – but that hopefully meant there would be even less people about!

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Toby loves the beach! He always has done – he doesn’t like swimming but he does like paddling and playing fetch in the water.

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We thought Amos might be a water baby as he seems to seek out all the puddles – and this is exactly what he did on the walk down to the beach, paddle in ALL the puddles 😂

When we arrived at the section of beach that we had visited last time was completed covered with water 😮

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We had tried to check the tide times for the beach but when we checked on the map we couldn’t find the name of the beach, we just knew it was near RAF Valley 🙄

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It didn’t matter either way as we just took the boys up and over the dunes to the other side of the beach where there was a stretch of beach to play on – the completely drowned side of the beach / carpark was a good place for Toby to play fetch without the waves pinching his toy as like I say he’ll paddle but not swim 😂

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This is my favourite outtake from the day – Toby looking at his most beautiful 😂

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Amos took it all in his stride – the noise of the waves and the birds worried him a little but we let him think it through and he was soon up and paddling in the sea like a pro 🏊🏻‍♂️

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He followed Toby in a few times but couldn’t join in the game of fetch – Toby ran the toy towards him a few times but Amos didn’t join in so he gave up on that pretty quickly.

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We hope you’ve all had a fun bank holiday – hopefully with better weather than us!!

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Thanks for reading! 🐾❤️