Dear Friends and Readers,
It’s me – Briar!
It’s my birthday today and I have had a lovely time. I had a special breakfast, I had a new toy, I had three walks, and now I am doing a bit of resting before I get up to play some more.
I like birthdays!
And I like the beach – that’s me digging for my tennis ball in the picture – but I haven’t been allowed down there this week. We have had what the news reports called a ‘pollution incident.’ There was some funny gelatinous white stuff washing up on local beaches, and dogs were licking it to find out what it was and getting sick. It’s all being cleaned up now, and things should be back to normal soon.
But now there is a big storm on the way and so it will probably be too windy to go on the beach. Because we live in an old house on the sea front on the very tip of Cornwall we get an awful lot of wind and weather. And when it’s high tide the waves hit the sea wall and come right over the promenade, the road, and even into our garden. Sometimes, when it’s a really big storm they reach the upstairs windows, and when Jane can remember a really, really big storm when the biggest waves went right over the house.
It was scary when I was a little puppy, but now I am used to the storms and I watch through the window. I have a front row seat! And Jane says that our house has beem here since Queen Victoria was on the throne, so it’s stood through a lot of storms and it should see us through a lot more.
We have a back door, so we go out the way when the weather is rough. And if it’s too blowy to go far we just go a little way, so that I can do what a dog has to do, and then I do extra playing in the house.
The storm isn’t coming until Sunday, so I will be able to see Mother as usual, and I will take my birthday pig to meet her.
And then we will batten the hatches.
And next week Jane in on holiday – hooray!!!
More time for books and blogging and more time to spend with her dog!
That is all the news I can think of for now, but I will be back soon, and I expect Jane will be back sooner.
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