I am a "Basset Fauve de Bretagne" (I know,difficult to say at first!)and my birthday is April 1st 2009. My new parents collected me on June 7th from Wiltshire and I came to live in Horsforth,Leeds.I hope you check in often to see my photos, and read all about my adventures/misadventures!(My little brother,Henri, joined the pack in March 2012)
Tom and Sophie are going to Thailand today for three weeks.
It was sad saying goodbye to them! Only two more sleeps for Tinky though and her parents will be back...then I'LL be really,really sad!! We've become best ever friends and we follow each other everywhere now. I'm going to miss her SO SO SO much!
Tinky and I are having the BEST time ever! Just look at the pics mum took of us over the last week...some days I love Tinky SOO-OO much that I try to squeeze in the crate with her for a nap ...other times,we find our own spaces in the play area,but we sleep at the same times so that works out okay.
My mum thinks it's so funny how we "kiss" each other after eating... little does she know that we're just licking crumbs off each other's faces so as not to waste any bits of food!! Who-mans have some strange ideas sometimes! Any way,must go now and chase Tinky as she's crept off with my bone while I've been blogging! sniffs and licks xx Harvey
Tinky and I are having the BEST time ever! I can't believe it when I get up every morning and she's still here to play with! I heard mum on the phone, telling Tinky's mum that we've calmed down a lot since Friday.No more barking now,just lots of walks and woof and tumbles together. I LOVE her so much,but I think she sees me as being a bit too boisterous at times ... it's just that I love it when we play chase together round the table.Mum gave us lots of hide bones but, for some reason,I like to make Tinky chase me for the one I take from her!
We're both a bit braver now, when cars pass by on our walks. Best of all though, we love the big field, with all it's great sniffs and smells. Tinky would like to say a few words to her parents,as she knows they'll be checking out the blog later! (I've told her not to tell them what a pain I've been,or we might not be allowed to play together again!)
Hi mum and dad! I hope you're having a great holiday in Finland. I miss you both so much,but Mary told me that you'll be back before too long! I'm having a good time learning how to put up with " a certain annoying boy" and also how to teach him that girls really know best! Harvey's much better with me now,though, and we've had lots of fun ...we've even snuggled up together for a sleep!!! Lots of licks and barks from me and Harvey xxx
Hi friends - Tinky arrived at lunch-time, but I was TOO excited to think about food.We played for HOURS!Mum thought we'd wear ourselves out - she must be joking!! Mind you, I think Tinky was getting a bit fed up of me barking "chase me,chase me" all the time, but she's just so gorgeous, how could I help myself? Mum and dad walked us at 8.oopm, in the pouring rain, but we loved it.We met Oscar.He lives round the corner from me. After dinner we were still full of energy, but Tinky fell asleep at 9.00pm.Mum put her in my crate and I slept in the one upstairs - the end to a perfect day!(Can't wait for tomorrow, when we can start all over again! xx Licks and yawns x Harvey (Oh! Tinky wants me to add a quick note to tell her parents she loves them and misses them,but will be okay, as long as I let her be the boss sometimes!)
Take a look at me being "interactive" with my new brick game!
Hi friends - Tinky's mum told us about Nina Ottosson interactive games for dogs(and cats!)Of course,my mum couldn't wait to see what they were like and ordered two for me. They're supposed to help with "mental stimulation"...whatever that means(!!) Mum thinks they're educational (I don't like to tell her that it's only because there's food involved that I can be bothered to complete the tasks!) I can't wait until Tinky gets here tomorrow and brings her game with her - I just hope the "who-mans" don't expect us to sit around being clever all week - I have plans for lots of "woof and tumbles" with my cool half-sister! We had a second meet-up on Tuesday and managed a few quick barks about our plans for next week.I know my mum will drive us crazy with photo-shoots so she can pee-mail Tinky's mum and let her know we're okay together.I'll keep you posted.Don't forget to pee-mail me anytime xx licks and barks xxx Harvey
(We took Harvey on his first visit to "Golden Acre Park" in Bramhope, Leeds to meet Tinky, his half-sister, and her parents, Maria and Liam. He wants to tell you all about his great day!) Thanks, mum.Well, where do I begin? I've just had TH-E-E most fantastic day with Tinky and our parents at Golden Acre. We met in the car-park and it was love at first sight ....it was like we'd known each other all our doggy lives! At first, we just sniffed each other and were quite polite, but after a few minutes--well---let me just say --- I'd forgotten how much I'd missed having "fauve frolics", like the ones I'd had (when I was at Liz's and Bruce's) with my fauve cousins. We were both so excited that we could hardly walk straight! We met other polite dogs too - we all said "hi" and shared good sniffs. Tinky and her parents came back to our house, and we carried on our crazy games in my garden.
GUESS WHAT? Tinky's going to stay at our house for a WHOLE week while her mum and dad go to Finland. Boy! I can't wait. Tinky and I have already barked to each other about the great time we're going to have together - we're already rubbing our paws together with excitement!
Tinky liked the look of my toys when she was here,but I'm ashamed to say I wasn't very good at letting her play with them - maybe next week I'll be more relaxed - I might even be glad to go off and have a nap now and then,which I - er -need to do now as I'm paws-itively shattered after all that playing today. Thank you Tinky, for a great play-date.
Can you believe it! I had a package all the way from America - from Preston, my first ever cyber friend. Wow! I couldn't believe it when I saw the terrific "poochie bells" inside. Cheers, Preston! They're so-o cool...it's really kind of you, and your mum, Suzz.(If you take a look at Preston's blog, you'll see how clever he is using his bells) I love it when they jingle - great idea for when I need to--e-hem-take a toilet break!
It's Preston's birthday on 9th July so HAPPY BIRTHDAY,PRESTON! Have a great day in Boston!