One year on and… He is back…

Last year we had a lovely puppy with us for a few weeks and this year… he is back!

Welcome back Barnie!

Barnie 06 2014

One year older, a bit bigger, not much smarter, still full of beans Barnie is turning our household upside down 😉

Not sure what has happened but during the last year he has developed a slight fear of cats. He is not running away, there is no barking or chasing… he just stays away… and when one of the cats is guarding the upper landing at the top of the stairs Barnie is not going to come upstairs, instead he will “cry” on a lower step… it is heart breaking… such a wuss.

We are trying to build back his cat confidence. I hope that after few weeks with us they will be good friends again.

As for Barnie and the dogs… they are brilliant together. Bunk stays a bit behind while playing on the field… I blame the weather as it is a bit too hot for running around for my liking, and his… even this morning past 6am it was hot already 🙁

It is amazing that they can remember so far back. As soon as they pulled up in front of the house, Barnie was ready to leg it out of the car… he run straight into our front door and just stood waiting there with big disappointment in his eyes that the welcoming party was missing and that the front door was still closed…

Once inside the madness began… hours of running around, chasing each other, licking and cuddling… so funny to watch…

Now we are on day three and things are starting to calm down a bit. My dogs are settling into their everyday routine and Barnie is slowly trying to fit in.

We have 15 days of fun left ahead of us, so let’s see what fun and excitement the future will bring.

For now I can share with you a few snaps from our first walk together… same as last year Barnie is picking Lilly as his walking partner and they run around and around sharing / fighting over the toys… looks like we are going to need a new ball…

Barnie and Lilly 06 2014Barnie and Lilly 8 06 2014Barnie and Lilly 08 06 2014

30 thoughts on “One year on and… He is back…

  1. Glad to see my boy is doing well!! John is laughing about him being a wuss! We’re missing him loads but I’m glad he’s having so much fun. The photos are fab too

    1. Oh hello Angela!
      How you guys doing?
      Barnie got himself a new ball during morning walk… such a clever boy… apparently if you find a ball on the field you can keep it 😉

    1. No, he was totally cool with cats last year… apparently he has one cat visiting his garden and he doesn’t seem to like it, so maybe this cat had a go at him… Barnies mum has no idea

  2. What a sweet dog. I have a big spaniel and he is the same with our cats. If the cat is on the top of the stairs or landing, he just sits at the bottom like a wuss too! HA x

  3. What a handsome pup! I have just signed up to become a dog sitter and have a Jack Russell x Springer of my own. I love that he chooses a walking partner!

  4. LOVE your blog! I’m the marketing manager for an animal clinic in New Jersey. I just created a video focusing on WHY we do what we do, instead of WHAT we do – so that we can reach the emotional side of the sometimes cold veterinary world. Would you mind checking it out and posting? Thanks!!!

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