Succesful Roscoe Adoption

Succesful Roscoe Adoption

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Summer continues

Well what a fabulous day we had last Sunday. The sun shone the sky was blue as we headed off to St Andrews (Where Prince William and Kate Middleton went to university and met). It is a beautiful little town with amazing beaches, there are 3 to choose from. We headed to the largest of the 3, and the pictures show just how quiet the beach was considering it was the 2nd hottest day this year. It was lovely, some dog walkers, some swimmers and some families enjoying a day out but still plenty beach to enjoy

Here are some photos of Roscoe enjoying the sea, i had gone in for a paddle and he came too!!

After the beach we had a lovely stroll round St Andrews and headed to a little pub for lunch we sat outside eating freshly made baguettes and drinking ice cold drinks, Roscoe enjoyed some water with ice cubes in it and a piece of my steak baguette and a bit of his dads chicken and bacon baguette.

We then headed out along the sea wall towards the cathedral for an afternoon wander here are a couple of photos from the walk

And our week was completed with the delivery of two lovely pieces of art work from our wonderful friend Pat Elliot she is an extremely creative and artistic lady and she kindly sent us two pieces of art of Roscoe. The 1st of him with his Best in Rescue win at Camperdown fun show, and the 2nd of him running through the wild flowers on Orkney

I think you will agree she is fabulously talented. More about Pat and her work can be found HERE

Hopefully today's sea harr will lift and the sun will come out to play as we both have a weekend off and want to go off on another adventure with Roscoe 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Summer is here

Well with the exception of a couple of days we have had glorious weather since our return from Orkney, warm sunny days. Such a shame work gets in the way of beach walks. We may head to the beach tody though.

Last weekend we visited a local horse sanctuary which had an open day to raise funds and Roscoe had great fun trying out the agility. He enjoyed it much better than the last time we tried, but I guess he is probably a little more comfortable with us now as he has been with us longer.

Here are a couple of photos of him at the agility

He will do anything for a teensey bit of chicken!!

Love this photo

He spent a fair bit of time at the Staffy Rescue Scotland stand and he was a fabulous ambassador lying down for tummy tickles and making friends with everyone including one lady who had always been too scared to even walk near a staffy before and she walked away from the stand saying she would look differently at Staffies in the future. A job well done.

There were carriage driving displays and sheep and goats in a small petting zoo area and Roscoe was completely unphased by all the noise sights and smells. Because he was such a good boy we had to stop for ice cream on the way home :-)

Hope the summer weather continues and remember never leave your dog in a car in this heat not even for a short while with the windows open as your car quickly becomes an oven

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Roscoe on Orkney - Part 2

Well we have returned from a weeks holiday on Mainland Orkney. Roscoe had a fabulous time. Wide open beaches, with white sand and turquoise waters, blue skies (some days) Lots of new smells, and places to go. He was far more settled on this holiday than when we went to Loch Lomond. I am hoping that means he feels more secure and like he is part of our family for keeps.

We stayed in a little self catering apartment with sea views called The Noust This was also a Bed and Breakfast and was the local post office and the local pub which did excellent food. Sadly the pub was not dog friendly but the bed and breakfast and the apartment were.

Here is Roscoe settling in to his holiday home

Orkney truly is a magical place and the next couple of photos have no Roscoe in them, but they are typical of the amazing history of these magnificent Islands which are rich in culture. We had many walks around the standing stones and other neolithic sites of interest and we spent Midsummer's night at the Ring of Brodgar celebrating the setting sun as our ancestors may well have done 5000 years ago

Orkney itself proved to be very dog friendly and although many places to eat did allow dogs in the places which didn't had seating outside, thankfully we were blessed with good weather most of the time and there was a distinct lack of midges (The Scottish Mosquito!) Here is Roscoe enjoying his lunch at The Reel in Kirkwall.

We went to see lots of the sites and had many walks along the beautiful beaches Here is Roscoe leaving The Tomb of The Eagles I think he may have been chased out by some of the old souls inside!!

And finally here are a selection of Roscoe having fabulous fun on various walks and at the beaches. Orkney is a fabulous place for a holiday and I think Roscoe will agree. I hope those of you following the blog can see the change in Roscoe, His coat is glossy, he has put on weight and he has a definite Staffy smile 

Playing frisbee at Skail Bay

Wildflower run to me at Yesnaby stacks

Beautiful clear water and white sandy beaches

Enjoying Orkney Ice cream at Gurness Broch

He just loves his toys - having fun on the beach

This was back on mainland Scotland on the walk between John 'O  Groats and Duncansby Bay

One of my favorite photos - Do you think he is happy!!