Percy and “The Beast”

Happy 6mth Birthday Percy!!

Percy turned 6 months old last week.  I can’t believe how the time has flown and how much he’s changed in that time.  It’s amazing to see how he’s grown to almost his full adult size, he’s lost his puppy teeth (thank goodness as they’re like little needles – his adult teeth are much more rounded) and he now knows a number of words – from usual commands like ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ to fun ones such as ‘find Jack’ (usually use this one on a morning where he’ll then run upstairs and into Jack’s bedroom to wake him up for school!).

The other thing that happened this week was that the whole of the UK was also hit by a weather system lovingly named “The Beast From The East!”.  Just as we were starting to see the first daffodils and flowers of spring we seem to have reverted back to the depths of winter as “The Beast” brought substantial snow and high winds.  Needless to say, driving conditions have been treacherous and have meant that we’ve not been able to venture out too far away from home.

Snow Chance of a Long Walk

So, Percy celebrated his birthday by thoroughly enjoying the snow in the garden.  We’d had some snow earlier on in the year but nothing like the amount that we’d had last week.  He enjoyed snuffling his nose through it, jumping through it and trying to catch and eat it as it fell (he also got quite confused as to where the snowballs went when Jack threw them on the ground).

Needless to say that although Percy enjoyed short spells outside, we made sure that they were short and that he came back in to warm up before he got too cold.  A good piece of advice that I’ve been given is to gently warm your dogs feet back up using a warm towel as opposed to warm water to give them chance to thaw out slowly and safely.

As I write the snow is supposed to start to disappear today but the temperature is still sub zero and the sky looks heavy.  The novelty of the snow is starting to wear off with Percy and he is sound asleep having popped his head out of the side door and promptly returned back into the kitchen.  I must admit, it’s nice to get out and about walking but there’s nothing nicer than being indoors, fire on and not having to go out and about when the weather is like it is.

Stay safe, hopefully the snow and ice will clear in the next few days and we’ll have a new adventure to share next week (or it’ll be Percy’s adventures in the garden vol 2!!)

Louise & Percy



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