Succesful Roscoe Adoption

Succesful Roscoe Adoption

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Short Break at Kirkmichael Perthsire - lots of photos

There had been a significant birthday in the family and one of the gifts received was two nights away at the Dog Friendly Nae limits Cabin in Kirkmichael, Perthshire.  The sun shone and it was a fabulous wee break. The hotel itself could do with a bit of investment but it was very dog friendly and even served breakfast in the bar so that dogs and owners could sit together as the only place dogs weren't allowed was the restaurant. There were lots of walks on hand including one up through the other cabins (it did say dogs on lead there) down the track from the hotel into the village and the dog friendly Stathardle Inn which was excellent for a meal and had a fabulous beer garden. Or down the track and through the field down to the river bank and the playing field.

We also visited Fortingall where the oldest tree in Europe and possibly the world is stood - The Fortingall Yew. (dogs are not allowed in the church yard where the tree is but it is still a fascinating piece of history) We took a trip to Aberfeldy and found a small ice cream shop (Coffee and Cones) where there was a fridge full of flavours to choose from Whilst trying to decide what flavour to have we were told Roscoe was very welcome to come inside and help us choose.

We then headed to Pitlochry and sat in the sun at The Old Mill Inn where there were water bowls outside and umbrellas to provide shade, this was followed by a walk at Queens view just outside Pitlochry which is another beautiful piece of history.

It was a weekend filled with good food (especially at the Strathardle Inn) swims in rivers, long walks, sunshine and comfy beds. Whats not to like for a lowly Rescue Staffie!!!

Lying peacefully in Starthardle Inn whilst humans enjoyed steak and lobster! Yes he got a bit of steak!!

In full flight to catch frisbee at Kirkmichael

He caught it this time

Beautiful scenery - Down by the riverbank

cooling off in the river

The Old Mill Pitlochry - pitstop for cold water for Roscoe and cold beer for the humns!

Enjoying Ice cream from the friendly Coffee and cones in Aberfeldy

A walk in the shade at Weem forest 

The old yew at Fortingall

Queens view outside Pitlochry

Nae Limits Log Cabin

Dads watching the football so won't notice if I just have a wee sleep on the bed!!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Raising Funds for Street Dogs in Romania

Saturday saw a beautiful sunny day and an outing to a local park for a fun dog show hosted by Dapper Dogs Dundee the purpose of the show was to raise funds for Petrosani Dog Shelter which rescues and rehomes street dogs in Romania and gives them a 2nd chance.

This 2nd chance was all to evident in the faces and eyes of some of the lucky ones who have made it to a home here in the uk who attended the show. The best in show was a beautiful Rommie dog called Donna, her tail never stopped and she was a character. So pleased for her

Roscoe got 6th place in Best Veteran Class and 4th place in Best Rescue :-)

The sun shone and we raised £712 for the shelter a fabulous day out rounded off by a cold beer in a dog friendly local :-)
Here is Roscoe in the ring

Roscoe with his Auntie Kirsty(the lady who did her 1st transport run with Roscoe when he was known as Harry and when he made his way to his Staffie Smile foster home in Scotland) and his best bud Caesar - 2 male rescue staffs together - who says they are a dangerous breed

The reserve best in show (Dizzy the Lab/retreiever) and Best in Show Donna the ex Romanian Street dog

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Well winter is over and Summer is nearly here again

Ok There has been a distinct lack of posts on this blog! Sorry!!

So as the song says "The dark days are over" Just as well you can't hear me sing. Winter is over and we have just about reached the end of Spring.

Roscoe's 1st Gothcha day has passed and we celebrated in style with walks biscuits and cuddles :-)

We have also been on a couple more holidays or as Roscoe calls the pawlidays.

This was our little adventure to Invercoe Hobbit house which we enjoyed in May we were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed walks around Loch Leven and in Glen Nevis (at the foot of Ben Nevis) and we found a fabulous dog friendly pub - The Gathering which provided great meals for us and a bowl of water and pigs ear for Roscoe.

The next photo shows Roscoe enjoying his trip in a mountain gondola at Aonach Mor Gondolas a very dog friendly attraction and if you have a fit dog (and owner!) there are many good walks at the top with spectacular viewpoints. We opted for a leisurely half hour stroll and a panini and beer at the Snowgoose cafe (dogs are not allowed inside but on a good day there are plenty outdoor seats)

Then it was back to the hobbit house to dream about the days adventures