Welcome to the page of photos taken in 2013.
We have now built up a bit of a back catalogue so, if you would like to see some photos of our travels, exploits and thoughts in years gone by please click on the link below for the appropriate year. While you're here, don't forget to visit our individual pages where we tell you a bit more about ourselves. Hope you enjoy them all !
It is nice and clear today and Dad has brought us out to Stackpole Quay for a walk. On the path over to Bosherston I found this really nice aromatic patch so I thought that as it was a New Year I should get done up all doggy ! Dad didn't seem too pleased for some reason.
You're right Widge it was a good weekend. Here we're just giving the cottage garden the once over just to be on the safe side. You can't be too careful these days !
Ooops, time to sling my hook. Widget gets very funny about things like that. I'll never understand females......
I am so excited ! Mum and Dad have just told us that we are going away for the weekend again this weekend. Apparently it is Mum's birthday this time and we're going away to celebrate. We're going to Gloucestershire and that is somewhere new for the Jack Pack so that is doubly exciting. I can't wait !
Today we're having a run on Broad Haven beach. Apparently there are two Broad Havens in Pembrokeshire and this is not the one we normally go to. I thought it didn't look familiar but why don't they give it another name ?
Come on Widge ! Let's have a game of tugs !
Did anyone bring any biscuits ? I could eat a horse................
It's holiday time again ! Mum and Dad have just told us that we are going up to the Lake District for a week. We're actually going to a place called Broughton in Furness and we haven't been there before so it will be a bit of an adventure. Roll on Friday.....
We're back home now and Dad has got the day off as it is a Bank Holiday so we've come down to Kilpaison for a run on the beach. I really enjoy playing "Fetch" with a good tennis ball and there is plenty of room here for that.
Come on Dad, throw it !
Wow ! It only seems like ten minutes ago that we came home from Broughton in Furness but this weekend we're going away again ! Mum and Dad have booked us a cottage in Glen Clova in the east of Scotland for a whole two weeks. None of us have ever been there before so it's a voyage of discovery for everyone. If the weather is good we should get some nice walks in. Here's hoping !
Unfortunately Widget isn't feeling too well so Dad and I have come out for a walk on Ben Tirran alone. Here I am by Loch Wharral before we do the final climb up to the summit of Ben Tirran. After that we'll walk round to Loch Brandy and descend to the Glen Clova Hotel before walking back along the road to the cottage.
Widget still doesn't feel too good so we went out for a little bit of a drive. Here we are at Gella Bridge near the entrance to Glen Clova and Widget and I are having a paddle as it is quite warm.
I'm afraid I have some bad news.
Over the course of the weekend Widget got very poorly and by yesterday afternoon she had virtually no control over her back legs. Mum and Dad and I took her to the vet but the outlook wasn't good and they reluctantly made the decision that it would be kinder to put her to sleep.
We all miss her so much. Rest in peace Widget.
Today we've been up to Braemar and had a lovely walk along the Dee Valley from Linn of Dee. On the way back to the cottage we saw this sign for "The Caterthuns" so Mum and Dad decided to go and have a look at what they were. Here I am with Mum on the White Caterthun which turns out to be the remains of an Iron Age settlement/fort.
As you can see there is a fair old view from up here !
We're back home now and the house seems very strange without Widget.
Mum and Dad have talked it over and have decided that the Jack Pack needs to be brought up to strength so tomorrow we are going to go to Many Tears Animal Rescue near Llanelli to see if we can offer a home to a dog that is a bit down on his or her luck.
Here she is with Dad and me in the conservatory at home. Let me introduce Lilly !
We saw one other Jack Russell first but she didn't seem to like me for some reason so Mum and Dad asked if we could she this young lady and we hit it off immediately so here we are.............
Today we've brought Lilly down to Kilpaison so she can see the sea and a beach. We had a great run and a bit of a paddle to cool down when we got to the sea (the tide was out and Kilpaison is quite shallow).
That Lilly can't half run. I feel pooped just thinking about it !
It's September so that means a holiday in Keswick ! Lilly has never been to the Lake District so she doesn't know what a treat is in store for her. We're staying in a new cottage this year as Baxter's Retreat has been sold. That's a shame as it was had all a dog needed. Still I'm sure that Mum and Dad have found somewhere equally as good.
Keswick here we come !
Well the first three days of our holiday have been fairly miserable, it chucked it down virtually all the time so were we ever glad when we saw it wasn't raining this morning. The cloud base is still fairly low so we can't do any fells but Mum and Dad thought we could get a good walk in along the track at Ennerdale.
In this photo we're at the lunch time stop and we're checking out what Steve has brought for us. This is on the basis that Dad is in the habit of forgetting our lunch !
Today we've come down to the end of Borrowdale and we are walking alongside the river. Here we're having a short break and admiring the view along the river.