Welcome 2019

I know I’ve been MIA for quite a while this is because Mrs P has been studying ~ she has now completed her Canine Bio-Mechanics course …. she has also been doing some course for ‘The Workplace’ but I probably sure that was totally boring


christmas 2018

I’m a full 10 months old now …

Oh & I forgot to say I have passed my Bronze Good Citizen Award, I’m not taking my Silver exam at the moment as my adolescent twonkness has set in and Mrs P has said there is no way on earth she is putting me in for my exam while I keep throwing myself on the floor ( but only when I have an audience) having a strop merely because she asked me to sit ….. I’m sure I don’t know what she is talking about


A Whole New World

Although I’m studying hard for my ‘Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award’ Mrs P and ‘Dog Training Lady’ had a cunning plan in mind for me last night ….. ‘A Puppy Pre Agility Class’ WHAT WERE THEY THINKING !!! Molly a VERY cutie pie had done this before so was a total star, Pippin was super elegant & very much a lady and there was me, Mrs P was no help what so ever

agility training

She kept getting lost

‘Dog Training Lady’ informed Mrs P to guide me with her arm the direction she wanted me to vaguely aim for …

Me doing agility

I’m not exactly sure this is what ‘Dog Training Lady’ had in mind AND I swear I heard Pippins mum humming ‘the hills are alive with the sound of music’

Of course you are waiting for a shot of me in action aren’t you ~ OK here it is

agility tunnel

WHAT ??? there were dog treats inside … honestly it was like an all you can eat buffet, after 5 minutes Mrs P gave up all hope and turned the camera off

Personally I think it was a total success



Where Does The Time Go?

OMGoodness thank heavens Mrs P has sorted the magical world of internet communications … she changed broadband companies ~ then she realised why the previous one was costing an arm & a leg  …. it was because it actually worked, so she has changed it back again !! ANYHOO I have been having a fine old-time ~ I’ve got my own pool

june 2018

Enough with the photo’s already can I just get in !!

I’ve also graduated from Puppy Class ‘Dog Training Lady’ says I’m wonderful … but I’ve noticed Mrs P gives her money each week so I’m not 100% sure she’s not being paid to tell me that !!!!

pass 14.7.18

I go to the same school my ‘Late Brother From Another Mother and Different Daddy’ went to, so Mrs P is assured I’m being taught well  

I’ve now started my Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Scheme Award I even have homework!! which I’m almost positive is illegal given my tender age 😉 I’m also told I’m looking more like a proper dog now rather than a puppy ~ but then again I am 5 months old

Otter 5 months old

I’ve changed so much even I have to look in the mirror to make sure it’s me

I have to dash it’s time to pack my rucksack as it’s nearly time for dog school so thank you for calling by & I’ll see you soon

Love D4 XX


Well I wasn’t Expecting That

Mrs P said it was of utmost importance that I socialize, that I enjoy every new experience and get to see TONS of new stuff ~ yesterday was a prime example, in the next village it was ‘Swaton Vintage Day’ (not even sure what a Vintage Day is but hey ho) Mrs P & Beloved said I could go for 1 hour, if I become too hot or the tiniest bit stressed I’m to go home … Beloved was  showing ‘Millicent Morris’


Beloved said I ought to show you a photo of ‘Millicent Morris’ just in case you were wonder who on earth she is !!

Beloved whispered in Mrs P’s ear and all I caught was her answering “are you sure?”  Anyhoo Mrs P showed me a program


Mmmm a novelty dog show, Mrs P said I could strut my stuff in the Most Handsome Dog and Best Youngster

In my defence the field was covered in broken eggs, APPARENTLY it was the ‘World Egg Throwing Championship’ yep I know could my life BE any stranger? also there was a smattering of cow pats what can I say … raw eggs plus cow pats ARE TO DIE FOR !! While all the other dogs were parading for all they were worth, I was hoovering up all the eggs & cow pats I could muster, the most handsome dog class came & went in the blink of an eye & we left the ring to see Beloved once more, 4 classes later I was on again .. yep you have guessed it more raw eggs / cow pats beckoned ~ then the strangest thing happened the ‘Lady Judge’ pointed at me and asked me to come forward

First at Swaton

While I’m not a ‘Show Dog’ because I’m a family pet first and foremost it’s still pretty awesome when someone thinks you’re a cutie 🙂

I could show you a picture of me with my rosette ~ but who’s got time for that? a bowl full of water for me to play in is calling my name 🙂



All In A Days Work

Phew ~ I can tell you a German Shepherds work is NEVER done!! I didn’t realise there would be so many puppy related jobs at the cottage. Yesterday came as a bit of a shock to my system the wind was howling and while the sky was as black as thunder it didn’t actually rain … it turns out the tail of Hurricane Hector stamped across Lincolnshire and there was a teeny, tiny bit of damage to our tree don’t worry I was soon on ‘Team Clear Up’

Clear up Hurricane Hector

I did say it was a teeny bit of damage didn’t I ?? Yep we lost about 10 leaves and 1 twig

Would you know it, no sooner did I sort out that drama when another raised its head, some thing was attacking Mrs P’s car I can’t say for sure what it was but it was VERY RUDE it kept spitting …. “Don’t worry I’ll capture it” I yelled before I went in for the kill

Otter v Hosepipe

Let me tell you it took a lot of wrestling to get under control and I ended up wet through ~ Mrs P said it was one nil to the hose pipe … it turns out she was only washing her car ~ well I wasn’t to know was I ??

I need a nap, see you again soon

Love D4 xx



But You Said I Could Have Anything I wanted

Phew it’s been a busy few days, I’ve been a social butterfly ~ I saw the V.E.T. Lady Monday, I was a tad anxious …. I’ve heard rumours about how they take a dogs temperature from the other pups but she didn’t do that to me so it’s possible they were telling me fibs, so I don’t get a complex about going to the V.E.T. we called in again today for a drink of water & a biscuit ~ NO not for Mrs P for me 🙂  later Mrs P took me to the pet shop where she said I could have anything I wanted ~ within reason

Did I want a toy? a treat? a chew? NO I wanted ….


A dried cuttlefish !!!  SHE LIED she said NO ~ so it turns out I couldn’t have anything I wanted

In the end she bought me a tuggy toy, a ball and a vegetable based chew, am I going to play with my toys NOPE, I’m just going to lie here and stare at you Mrs P …. you big fat liar

Otter nearly 4 months

Look into my eyes … how could you not give into me ??


This Is Not The Same As Other Days

This is not the same as other days for me ~ because today I’m going to live in my ‘Forever Home’ with Mrs P and her Beloved (and Neurotic Cat of course) As well as being super excited I’m also a little nervous and  I already have dates booked in my diary!!

Otters Calendar _LI

See all the dots?? they are the dates I shall be socialising with the locals over the next few weeks 🙂

I see the V.E.T. person on Monday then the ‘Pet Shop Girls’ who run the local ‘Domestic  Family Member Emporium’ plus I’m going to ‘School’ to teach me how to be a ‘good citizen’ I start with my puppy foundation classes in a week or so with the same ‘Dog Training Lady’ my Late Brother From Another Mother and a different father come to think of it, had lessons with. I have an appointment with the queue that forms for the travelling chip van that visits the village green on Tuesdays, ‘Training Lady also says Mrs P & Beloved need to take me the local outdoor café, the pub garden and hairdressers ~ Now Mrs P already knew this, but now she has carte blanche to gad about to her hearts content.

my ears are awesome

At 15 weeks old I kinda need to grow into my paws and my tail ….. my ears are pretty awesome too

‘Dog Training Lady’ was holding an open day at her school this afternoon and suggested I swing by just for a quick visit so she could have a sneaky peek at me, it just so happens there was a ‘Cutest Puppy Show’ organised by the ‘Oscar pet food company ‘

3rd in show on first day

Guess what I only blooming well came 3rd, OK so there were only 5 in the ring but who cares I CAME 3RD 🙂

I’m off for a snooze now I’m bushed xx

Love Otter AKA D4



A Message From ‘The Mamma’

I know this is my ‘Angel K9’s blog but I’m hoping & praying that he will understand that Beloved and I feel it is the time to welcome a new furball  to the cottage, we are not replacing him …. let’s face facts that could NEVER happen.


Yep this is exactly what the late K9 was like

After having 3 Rottweilers in 17yrs and loosing K9 so suddenly I couldn’t bear to have another one ~ I just feel we need to move forward and treasure our lost boys in our hearts & minds and while that particular breed will always be special I need to heal with another breed.

Anyhoo enough of being all deep & meaningful in 5 days … yes I’m counting them ~ a ‘Brother From Another Mother’ will be calling the shots and helping us make new memories, the tag of this blog will change along with the cover photo …. when I get D4 to take to the camera … if your wondering about new guy’s nickname ‘D4’ it’s quite simple ~ D is for Dog. So watch this space for a bundle of fur with character to join the madness that is ‘Life at The Cottage On The Green’

new puppy

You have been warned 🙂

Rainbow Bridge called

K9’s mom writing this post for him, this evening suddenly without warning K9 AKA Oscar had a massive stroke and passed away in my arms, I’m sat here writing this at 2 am tears streaming down my face~ the cottage feels empty and cold, Rainbow Bridge called and K9 went ….Goodnight Oscar

Oscar 2.5 yrs

Oscar 4/10/2014 – 7/12/2017

Oops Sorry

I owe Mrs P & Beloved quite an apology this morning, while I was a superstar on my walk I did my meet & greet with fellow dogs in an appropriate manner ( I sat focused on Beloved ~ which is not something I’ve always been able to do ! ) BUT I did have a slight mishap …I found some fox poo and a decomposed rat which is where my apology lies

fox poo and decomp

Now this is what I don’t understand ~ to me this smells DIVINE you know like a really expensive aftershave

Unfortunately Mrs P has how shall I put this …. a delicate nose and an equally sensitive stomach which resulted in ….

poor Mrs P

Which resulted in poor Mrs P throwing up ….twice

Then to add insult to injury this happened

Bath time

Poor Beloved had to get up close and personal to give me a bath

EDIT NOTE ~ to anyone who has not smelt the stench of decomposition before ~ mix everything you absolutely hate the smell of in a huge bucket, mix well leave for 2 weeks preferably in a warm place … then stick your head in said bucket