Sunday, 21 August 2016

Wiggle - Day 3,001

It's 4 weeks today until the fabbie Labrador Rescue Dogs Party!

This year is the 20th anniversary of the charity so we hope it's another successful fundraising day as it has been in previous years.

I didn't think Wiggle would make it to this years party but he is still plodding on and is looking forward to catching up with friends old and new.

The Dogs Party is held at the Dogs Trust in Harefield on Sunday 18th September

11am to 4pm
Harvil Road, Harefield, Uxbridge, UB9 6JW

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Wiggle - Day 2,994

After a relaxing week for Wiggle, yesterday he enjoyed some pampering with a trip to Lily's Barn Dog Grooming.  Wiggle had a thorough shampoo followed by a blow dry and had a happy, contented look on his face the whole time.  

In the evening, Wiggle was still feeling good and came out for a little walk:

Sofy didn't miss out and today had a bath which meant once finished, she had to go outside and throw herself on the grass and woogle at high speed:

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Wiggle - Day 2,987

After a lovely couple of weeks, its all back to normal for us now.  LucytheLab's mum Jana went home to Seattle yesterday and I am so glad she got to meet Wiggle as when she booked her flight, I honestly didn't think he would still be with me.

Before we left London earlier this week, Wiggle had some one to one time with me when we drove to Wandsworth Common for a little walk.  He enjoyed being out and about:

Last weekend we met up with some of our lovely Twitter friends at Richmond Park - Left to right Cato, Haggis, Wiggle, Star, Olive, Chico, Oban and Dougal:

Wiggle did give me a scare when he fell down and couldn't get back up but after sitting with him for a while, he was then able to walk over to the brook and watch the others playing:

Tired Wiggle:

Back at the house, Wiggle was worn out but happy to have seen his friends:

Since we got back, Wiggle has been taking things easy and this morning stayed home while Sofy and I went up to the Downs.  She still needs to run around so was happy to be out in the sunshine:

Next weekend Wiggle has an appointment with a groomer for a bath as despite being old and wobbly, he does like to take care of his personal hygiene! 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Wiggle - Day 2,973

We're in London at the moment, house sitting, but Wiggle is not liking the warm weather so I'm doing my best to keep him cool.  

Wiggle doesn't go upstairs any more so has left Neighbourhood Watch on the balcony to Haggis, Cato and Sofy:

To try and keep them from getting too hot, I've been taking the 3 of them to Richmond so they can splash around in the brook:

Sofy loves being in the water:

In other, very exciting news, we have a special visitor this week - LucytheLab's mom Jana is coming to stay with us from Seattle!  I'm very happy that Jana will get to meet Wiggle as it was through his friendship with Lucy on Twitter that Jana and I became such good friends.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Wiggle - Day 2,959

Wiggle has had a good week despite a visit to the vet on Tuesday to treat a poorly ear.

He has decided now that he doesn't like soaked kibble which he has been having since he stopped wanting to eat dry kibble with his tinned meat.  Wiggle gets what Wiggle wants and so long as he eats, I will obey his wishes.

Although Wiggle is quite wobbly, he has enjoyed a few short walks and still wants to go out and have a change of scenery.

But best of all, when I'm fussing Wiggle, he doesn't want me to stop and he lets me know that he is happy in his retirement.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Wiggle - Day 2,952

Wiggle is wobbling on, taking his retirement at a gentle pace but still happy and waggy and as cuddly as ever.

I've been looking back at this day and reflecting on Wiggle's life with me which makes me smile to think of the memories.

July 2008 and Wiggle was so athletic, leaping for his tennis ball: 

July 2009, my most handsome boy:

July 2010, silly Wiggle:

July 2011, running in the field:

July 2012, looking woeful in his towel after a summer shower:

July 2013, flecks of grey coming through:

July 2014, in the field with Sofy:

And last year, in Richmond Park with Haggis, Sofy and Cato:

I so love my Wiggle and all the memories we've shared.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy 8th Gotcha Day Wiggle!

Tomorrow is Wiggle's 8th Gotcha Day - 8 whole years since I first met this sad, itchy, skinny boy:

I had fostered quite a few dogs before Wiggle but none were in such bad physical shape as Wiggle when I went to collect him on 20th June 2008:

Soon though Wiggle started to get better and it didn't take long for me to fall in love with this special boy:

And now, 3 months away from his 14th birthday, I love him even more than I thought possible.  Old age has slowed Wiggle but he still has his cheeky ways and every time he looks at me, he melts my heart: 

Sofy loves him too and takes care of her big brother:

I doubt we will celebrate another Gotcha Day but for me, every day with Wiggle is special.