Hello – it’s me, Briar!
Jane is feeling a little off colour – nothing to worry about and I am looking after her – so I said I would help out by looking after the blog for the night.
And I thought it was time I tried my paw at one of those A to Z posts that Jane does every so often.
Here we go …
A is for ARMCHAIR. I keep mine in the bay window, so that I can look outside to see what’s happening, I can look inside to supervise the house, and I can curl up and go to sleep in between times.
B is for Black Socks
B is for BLACK SOCKS. We went to Hayle marshes this morning. I went in the river and it was very muddy, so when I came out Jane said I had black socks.
C is for CHEESE. My very favourite thing to eat.
D is for DAISY. Daisy is a very lovely old English sheepdog who lives with Lindsey. You see a very nice picture of her on Lindsey’s blog.
E is for ESME. I met Esme on LibraryThing. She is a very beautiful poodle, and lives in Canada with Tiffin, who has a lovely picture of Esme on her profile.
F is for FIRST FRIEND. My first friend was called Amber. She’s a Yorkshire terrier and Frances, her tame human brought her round to meet me when I was a very small puppy.
G is for GROOMING. I went to the groomers last Saturday and now I look very smart. And I’m much cooler so we’d like a bit more nice weather please.
H is for Hill (I have sat here, on Trencrom)
H is for HILLS. I like climbing hills and looking down at what’s happening below. My favourite hill is Trencrom, where you can see the north and the south coast of Cornwall from the top.
I is for ISABEL ASHDOWN. Isabel Ashdown has a very handsome border terrier called Charlie. He is an action dog, like me, but he had let Isabel have time off to write a new book called ‘Summer of 1976.’
J is for JANE, who is helping me to write this.
K is for KNITTING. Jane likes to make knitting and I like to sit on it. I think it’s a very good arrangement but Jane isn’t so sure.
L is for LEN TYLER. Another author with a border terrier friend. Thistle has appeared in one of his tame human’s books and he has a web page here.
M is for MARLEY. Marley was a very great border terrier. He brought together the border terrier community on twitter – there are lots of tweeting borders out there – and he raised a lot of money for the Dogs Trust.
N is for NURSING HOME. I go to see Mother in her nursing home every weekend. We are always very pleased to see each other, and I have made friends with lots of the old people and lots of the staff.
P is for Promenade
O is for ORPH and OLLY. Two very handsome dachshund gentlemen, who live with Cate in California.
P is for PROMENADE. We live opposite the promenade and I like to go over there to walk, and to meet people and dogs.
Q is for QUEEN BEATRIX. I expect she’ll be able to spend more time with her border terrier now she has abdicated.
R is for ROSEWOOD. Rosewood is a very small reindeer and she was my very first toy. She came in the car with Jane and Mother to bring me home when I was eight weeks old and ready to go out into the world, and she still lives in my toy box. She is called Rosewood because that is what it says on her label, and Jane thought it went very well with me being called Briar.
S is for SQUIRRELS. I still like to chase them in the park, but they are not so easy to find since we lost the squirrel tree. But I will keep looking!
T is for TREVAYLOR WOODS. One of my favourite places to go. There are trees, there’s a stream and there are lots of places to climb and explore, and planty of good sniffs.
U is for Undergrowth
U is for UNDERGROWTH. Now that the warmer weather and lighter evenings are here Jane and I sometimes go and sit in the Morrab Gardens in the early evening. She sits on a bench and reads a book and I sit in the undergrowth to watch what is happening without being seen.
V is for VIRAGO MODERN CLASSICS. My bed is green and it is next to the Virago bookcase. Jane says it is a coincidence that my bed is the same colour as the books, but I’m not so sure.
W is for WATER. I like to go into ponds and streams and the sea, but I do not like having baths.
X is for XCLUSION. The beach ban started on 1st May and it goes on until the end of September. I’m not happy because I love my beach, I don’t bother anyone, and Jane always picks up anything that shouldn’t be there in a little black bag.
Y is for YELLOW. My tennis balls are yellow, and they’re my favourite this to play with.
Z is for ZELDA. Zelda is a greyhound – I get on very well with greyhounds – and she lives with Joann at Lakeside Musing.
… I did it!!!
I will be back sometime soon, with another round of my game. And Jane will be back, tomorrow or the next day, to make and answer comments and to talk about books.