Black and White

Hello, It’s me, Arthur!

Ages ago, Ben, from Mucky Boots and Flawless Paws. Invited me to join in with the Black and White photo challenge he was doing. Because I am black and white!

I was just born this way. I didn’t have to do anything special. I do like being black and white because I stand out nicely against the landscape when I am playing Where’s Arthur. Apparently it is the most common colour of border collie and that makes me a classic. It was very nice of my pawrents to make me this colour, especially when peoples do fancy things to their photos to make them just like me. Don’t you think?

Anyway, thank you to Ben for inviting me. I do like being invited to things because then I get to go places. Places are the best! I haven’t done the challenge the proper way, because we don’t blog that often and you are not supposed to say words with the pictures. Arran says I am being a rebel. But I am not really very rebellious. I like to do what I am told and to be a Good Boy.

I got Mum to help me make my photos look just like me. All black and white. And grey!

I picked photos that show off my character.

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Here I am all wild and mysterious and ruggedly handsome!
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Here are my hidden depths. Hey, Mum, I am not even in this one!
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Here I am playful (and sandy, that happens a lot)
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Here I am relaxing
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This is me as a pup, looking very soulful and thoughtful. I have brown eyes, so Mum left them so you can look deep into my soul.

That about sums me up, I think! Except, there are no ballies in the photo.

If you would like to do the challenge too, please do. Ben did a different picture each day, so maybe you could do it that way if you like.

Love, Arthur!

 

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Posing Puppy Bloopers

Hello, It’s the Hu-mum Dee posting today.

Well, the boys would never admit to having any flaws, but to take a leaf out of the politicians in this country, I think we should be ‘fair and transparent’.

The post about watching Arthur grow might have been a bit deceptive in making you think that Arthur and Arran were perfectly behaved each week. I was just clearing out some old SD cards that were full up and thought I should share this small sample of the many takes it took to get the growth photos. Part of the reason I stopped is that our very own TNP photographer got fed up with taking them! Can you believe it?

Arthur is about to pounce at me in all of these.

Arran would like to point out that he is being a ‘good boy’ in all of them and it wasn’t really fair that he still only got one treat.

In other news, Squiggly is officially on the move. Which means he can get into all kinds of trouble and requires a bit more attention. I’ll try and get round to reading some blogs for the boys soon!

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We didn’t have the blog at Christmas, but you don’t want to know how many takes this one took!

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Waww? Stone Circle!

Welcome to Where are we Wednesday! It’s me, little Scamp, to tell you!

We went to a place that Mum still had to tick off her ‘Cumbrian bucket list’ of famous places in Cumbria. Mum is not from Cumbria originally so there are lots of things she hasn’t done yet. Can you guess where we are going? Click the read more thingy to find out!

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Watch Arthur grow

Hurro, it’s me, Little Scamp!

Now about being little… we thought you might like to see some photos of Arthur growing. Mum stopped taking them after he’d got bigger than me. As you can see, I am smiling whilst he is smaller than me. But not once I realised he was going to be bigger! He was a lot easier to keep under paw when he was small. Although now I can walk right under him without touching, which is handy too.

As you can see, he also grew some spots on his legs. Mum calls them naughty spots and I agree. Although Mum says I am still the most Scampish.

BOL!

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Some of our family think he was a very serious looking puppy and because of his black and white suit he looked like a school boy. Although he is very good at learning (Mum says he is something called earnest) he is not really very serious. He was quite goofy and clumsy actually. But he does like to get things right which is why he is concentrating a lot in these photos.

Lickies, Arran!

Entertaining Squiggly

Hurro, it’s me, Arran!

All the people have been snotty and coughy for about two weeks now. It has been a bit boring. Arthur likes to try and clean up Squiggly’s face, he is not supposed to do lickings, but sometimes he can’t help himself.

We have been having to keep ourselves and Squiggly entertained. He can’t do tug of war yet, but he likes to watch.

Guess what? Squiggly is mobile now! He is shuffling around on all fours, just like a proper grown up dog. He can also do a kind of play bow. I bet soon he will be able to do zoomies with us.

Mum has been warning us that we might not like this part, but we do! He can get himself over to our toys and pick them up. Arthur is very excited that he might throw them because he has been trying to ask Squiggly to throw the toys for ages! For some reason Mum always rushes over and grabs them and says ‘puh, puh’. Which is the word she is using to try and teach him not to put things in his mouth. But that is where toys are supposed to go Mum!

We don’t mind sharing at all. In fact, Arthur keeps on giving Squiggly toys to play with. Squiggly thinks our toys are much more interesting than his toys. If he wants to swap I have my eye on some of his ‘not yours’. He has some nice wooden things that I would like to chew up. I have got a couple of them already. I like to make them into tiny bits.

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He is also getting very good at sharing his food. He holds things out in his hand for us. Mum is mean and doesn’t let us take the things, which is quite rude I think.

Everyone seems to be getting better now, so maybe we will get to go on some car walkies again soon!

What do you like to do when your peoples are being boring?

~Lickies, Arran!

 

 

Where are we Wednesday?

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Here’s a Where are We Wednesday that is also a Throw back Thursday.

Here’s our Angel Brother Ludo in front of a building in England, where people go to do learnings. Mum has been reading a new Philip Pulman book, which made her think of this visit.

Original post: Here!

Hey, WordPress told us we made 10 posts. Ludo would be proud. Or maybe annoyed that we ‘is doing the blog’ now.

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Well, I be a bit proud and a bit annoyed. But i know it still my blog really!

Love, Arthur and Arran!

Real Snow!

Hi, it’s me, Arthur!

A couple of weeks ago I woke up and went out in the garden for my usual morning relief and it had gone all white! It was snow! It is the first time I have seen REAL snow on the ground. But I am a clever fellow so after I tasted some of it, ok, ok, a lot of it (Did you know you can eat snow, you can’t eat sea snow). I just did what I needed to do and came back in for my breakfast. After breakfast Arran suggested we do zoomies in it, so we did! Dad told us not to tread snow into the carpet though.

Then Mum got up and Squiggly was still asleep so we went out for a walk to the beach, just the three of us. Walks are always so fun! There were only a couple of other people out walking dogs and the people all chuckled to each other.

It was pretty cold!

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But mostly I just run around really fast everywhere so I didn’t get too cold and Arran has all that furs, he is soo fluffy right now, when we play biteys I get his fur all the time. I don’t know what it is about the snow but it just makes you has to zoom!

Mum said it wasn’t very good snow, it was too powdery to make snowballs, but we had a go at catching some.

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It was still pretty windy and snowy so we didn’t stay out long, but we did get some photos of the headland. Someone else stopped to take photos of us too and Arran barked at him I said ‘hello’ because I am sociable. Also, I like to put my paws on people, only, I’m not really supposed to. but I know they like it because they all make that fun squawky noise. Especially if I have just been in some mud.

Mum says the snow doesn’t usually settle on the coast so we best make the most of it whilst we can. Although most people don’t seem to like snow. I just don’t know why?

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It keeps on snowing, but just a little bit. Just enough to make the roads all slippy and tricky, but we have everything we need. For some reason England doesn’t do very well with snow. I guess only children and dogs really enjoy it. Not Squiggly though, he has a cold so he’s not allowed to play in it with us. But maybe we’ll get some when he’s a bit bigger and better at throwing things?

I hope we get more snow! Maybe I could do swimmings in it?

Love, Arthur!