I don’t know about where you are, but it’s raining again here in Abingdon today. Yawn. Poppy is well and truely fed up of getting wet, wearing her coat and needing to be dried off everytime she goes outside. Not only that, but she refuses to go outside when it’s raining. Yep, she barks at us when we open the door to try and get her to go outside to the loo! So we’ve shortened out walks and at times, when the rain has been really heavy, gone down to just one walk a day, not that Poppy minds much. She’s happy to walk as much or as little as we do. Plus, with both me and my OH being poorly, we’ve not been up to much. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite recent picturs of Poppy, some of which really make me smile! (These were all taken on my iPhone, so apologies for the quality. Poppy does not like having her picture taken so you have to be really quick.)

Dog yawn

When it’s nearly time for Poppy to have her tea, she very rarely settles until she gets it. If you’re sitting on the sofa, she will walk all over, and over the back of the sofa, until she gets her tea. She’s a demanding little diva!

Sleepy Poppy

She’s exactly the same in the morning too. I normally get up, do some back & knee exercises and a few yoga and pilates exercises. Almost the whole time I’m doing them, Poppy is in my face, climbing over me, sitting on my yoga mat, until I’m done and can go and feed her. Once she’s been fed, she’s ready to go back to bed. Looks like butter wouldn’t melt doesn’t she?

proud Poppy

I love this picture of her as you can see almost all the different breeds in one go: Her Spaniel head and a few Spaniel curls in her lower back fur, her basset front paws and ears; and her long Daschund body and tail.


This picture makes me laugh. If you deign to disturb Poppy while she’s sleeping, you better be prepared to rub her belly. Or you get this scathing look!

Awkward Poppy

Again, apologies for the quality of this one, but I had to take it quickly. Every now and then, Poppy does something brand new that surprises us and makes us smile. Like getting up on our footstool and sitting there quite nicely, which she did the other night. Then, she fell off as her back legs weren’t on it properly. Bless. Made us chuckle though! She is quality entertainment. What’s the funniest thing your pet has ever done?