I was born. There are 10 of us born actually. 5 girls and
Woman came to see me today and gave me a cuddle. Unfortunately
I could not see or hear her because my eyes and ears have
not yet opened. I was picked as Boss Woman's next companion
out of all my brothers and sisters. I am going to be sharing
my life and adventures with Amber, my soon to be almost
12 years old, older sister and she is also a Staffordshire
Bull Terrier. I wonder what sort of life and adventures
I will have in my new home? Apparently there is a grumpy
cat in the house also so I will have to keep an eye out
eyes are just starting to open, just a little bit. I still
can't see anything because my eyes don't work properly yet
until they are fully open.
eyes are fully open now, although I still can't quite focus
yet. I am just starting to walk on my legs properly without
Boss Woman and Big Guy picked me up from where I was born
in Ashton Under Lyne and took me to where I will now be
living forever. It was a very long journey back and we called
at Castle Hill in Huddersfield on the way back and it was
so frightening with a massive thunderstorm and lightening.
I was really scared and shaking like a leaf.
had a shower this morning because I was so smelly. I didn't
like the water on my face and struggled to get out of the
shower. I have a sore neck because at the breeder house
I had an identity necklace around my neck and it chafed
my skin a lot. I met the grumpy cat today, the one that
lives here. I tell you, it is a scary monster with sharp
claws. I don't think the cat likes me very much because
it made a hissing noise like a snake. I went to the vet
for a check up. I weighed 2.3 kg.
For the first time ever today, I had some beef mince. I
liked it very much and ate it all up.
went to the vets today for a check up. The man gave me a
once over and checked my tummy. He said he thought I had
worms and gave me a pill. Big Guy is taking me for a walk
in the woods with Amber, but I have to stay in a puppy sling.
Apparently I can't go on the floor yet until I have had
my 2nd jab. Boss Woman gave me 2 blackberries. Very nice
the vet man was right. I did have worms, loads of them,
long horrible wriggly things, which kept coming out in my
poo. I have a huge garden to play in, it is so exciting
to run around all over without being stuck in a little room
with my siblings, like I was before. I love it here.
I met a stinky breath cow today. It was HUGE and hairy with
VERY stinky breath.
It seems like I have got rid of all the worms now and I
am now eating a lot more and getting fatter. Today I tasted
cheese, banana and orange and I liked them all. It is Amber's
12th birthday today and I got to share some of her steak
dinner. Mmmmm delicious it was. My legs seem to work better
now as well. I couldn't seem to make all 4 legs work together
at the same time and I kept tripping up but I have now figured
out how to do it without falling over anymore. I got into
BIG trouble. I bit Big Guy, not sure I will be doing that
again! Had some blackberries today. I must say, they are
This puppy is an annoying NUISANCE.
wagged my tail at Boss Woman this morning, I was soooo pleased
to see her.
Had to go to the vets again today for some flea drops. Apparently
I have fleas. I weighed 3.7 kg. So ... since I left
the stinky house I was born in, where I was riddled with
worms, fleas and a very sore neck, I am now eating a lot
of food, getting fatter and healthier and my neck is no
longer sore. I am so very glad I don't live at the stinky
house anymore and except for Grumpy Amber and the evil cat,
I like it here much better.
now weigh 4.5 kg. Went out for a walk (well I actually got
carried in the puppy carrier) and we all got wet through,
it was raining so hard. First time I have been out in the
rain and I am not so sure I like it very much! I had pilchards
for dinner. Verrrry tasty they were too.
in the puppy carrier walking down the fields being carried
by Big Guy and 2 women stopped to say hello to me. One of
them was really liking my cute looks but when Boss Woman
told her I was a Staffie pup, the older woman jumped back
like she had an electric shock. Seriously? Some people need
a reality check, for sure. I mean, she was hardly anything
pretty herself, but I never jumped back in horror when I
looked at HER. I am hardly going to attack anyone while
I am so tiny and sat in a puppy carrier. Idiot! Anyway tonight,
for the first time, I shared Big Guys takeaway of Fish and
chips. Well I only shared his fish, but it still counts
Neville the big hen pecked me today. I didn't even do anything
wrong, I only went to sniff her.
ears are now getting into shape and sticking out more, rather
than lie flat to my head. Boss Woman reckons they don't
work any better though!
out in the puppy carrier today but I am getting a bit frustrated
now because I want to WALK on the floor but apparently I
can't go on the floor until I have had my 2nd jab next Friday.
Everyone makes a fuss of me though and they ALL think I
am cute. I was helping Boss Woman doing the gardening today.
I dug a hole so she could put some bulbs in. Not sure really
if I was supposed to dig it in the lawn, but I was only
trying to help. I have been doing some training to walk
on lead today. Not keen on the lead at all and I try and
wriggle out of it. Sometimes I chew it and then I get into
class tonight. I was a little overwhelmed with all the noise,
barking and yelping but I made friends with a very naughty
boxer and we were play fighting for a while until the big
man there stopped us. I fell asleep on the floor while everyone
was talking. I think I was supposed to be concentrating
on what everyone was saying, but it was a bit too much for
my 2nd jab today at the vets. It didn't hurt and I was VERY
brave. Bit of a random thing happened today. Big Guy took
us for a walk on the pavement at Lane End and a white van
man drove past slowly, got out and came over to us to make
a fuss of us. Then he said he had a bulldog and he had a
coat in his van that was now too small for his bulldog so
did Big Guy want it for me? Big Guy agreed and then the
man got another bigger coat out of his van and handed that
to Big Guy as well, for Amber. Crikey. Random people giving
Yes, SHE is still here, still VERY
||Well my poos are
getting bigger AND my whiteish puppy nails are growing out
and my adult nails are showing through. I eat a lot and
so I am growing quickly as well.
|Boss Woman bought
me and Amber a chicken strip treat from Pets at Home today.
Later on this afternoon I had diarroeah all over the rug.
I don't think the treat was very good for me, although I
did like it!
my first proper walk today off lead. 1.78 miles at Silchester.
I loved it, following Amber wherever she went, sniffing
things out, meeting people, chasing pigeons, eating rabbit
poo. I had a great time. I jumped on an old grumpy dog and
it nipped me. Boss Woman said it will teach me some manners
NOT to jump all over other dogs. We stopped half way round
for a 45 minute lunch break and me and Amber shared Boss
Woman's banana and crisps. We had a BIG drink of water,
it was so hot and we were so thirsty. Then I fell asleep
in the shadow of Boss Woman, out of the hot sunshine.
||Went to the woods
today for a walk. I loved it. Sniffing about, picking up
sticks, leaves and all sorts. Buster the spoilt little Schnauzer
came running up to us, jumping all over Boss Woman. He has
no manners. If I do that, I get told off in no uncertain
terms and yet he is bigger and a lot older than me and he
gets away with it. Well that's not fair. Anyway when he
ran up, I jumped all over him and then he nipped me. Grrr.
Just wait until I am bigger, he won't do that then!
3 km. walk in the woods with a little person. Loads of squirrels
to chase, as usual. 2 horrible women went past us and one
of them almost stood on me. I mean, it isn't as if I am
not big enough to see! I think it was my friend Amber she
didn't like because she glared at Amber in a nasty way.
When we got back the little person played football with
us for a long time in the garden.
Not bothered by the nasty woman anyway. Her face was so
screwed up, she looked like she had been sucking lemons
all day. Mrs. Lemon face is her name.
||3 new things I discovered
today. First, don't like being out in the very heavy rain.
Second, there is a big dark thing that is bigger than me,
which follows me everywhere and I was a bit worried about
- Boss Woman said it is called my shadow! Third, is that
if I chase squirrels which are the other side of the wire
mesh, is that I can't morph through the mesh and I can't
reach them even though I can see them running about everywhere.
Big Guy put a notch on the shed door today with his knife,
to show my height at the age I am now, then as I get older
and bigger, Boss Woman can monitor my growth month by month.
I saw a big GIANT creature today, apprently called a horse.
I was a very good girl, I stood nicely (although Boss Woman
did put me on lead) while it went past. I wasn't scared
at all of the big giant monster. I am so brave ...
||Some days I have
busy dizzy days and sometimes I have a sleepy day. Yesterday
was a busy dizzy zoomy day and today I am so tired, that
after my usual 2 mile walk, I am sleepy today.
||I was weighed today.
12 kg. !!!! I had to go to the vets
to have some blood tests done because I keep being sick.
My Boss Woman got upset at this and started crying. When
the blood tests results come through, then the we will know
what is wrong with me. I do feel tired all the time but
I can still chase squirrels and I still like my walks in
exciting! I am off to Glastonbury for Halloween. Boss Woman
has made me and Amber a Halloween
jacket. Glastonbury Tor, here we come ..
I feel a bit better now. Apparently because I am an old
lady, I get problems with my digestion. So at supper time
I need some extra food to help my tummy acids work then
I won't be sick at night anymore.
||Had a very interesting
day today. Me and some other dogs were being filmed for
a competition for the best dog friendly pub. I liked all
the other dogs except for the little Jack Russell that was
a VERY grumpy tiny dog. The man came towards me with his
camera, it was HUGE and I thought it looked like a big giant
monster with a big eye coming towards me, so I barked at
it to let the monster know ... back off .... We had great
fun running up and down the pub and being filmed. I wanted
to be a model anyway, so this is my film debut.
||I appeared on THIS
MORNING television (well I got 4 seconds of fame) so now
I have been on the telly twice. I knew I would be famous
one day ... We had a cold 3.58 mile walk in the freezing
fog today. We passed a miserable man with an equally miserable
Shih Tzu dog. I went up to the dog to say hello and it jumped
at me and tried to bite me, it was an ugly faced nasty horrible
little dog. Further on we saw someone walking a lovely GIANT
3 year old Mastiff. We had great fun running about and chasing
each other, although I couldn't catch him because his longs
were a lot longer than mine. The Mastiff was running through
the undergrowth like a Rhinoceros, he was so big and clumsy,
but he was a lovely friendly dog though. Beef mince for
||So yesterday I went
for a swimming lesson to a doggie pool, apparently so when
I go in the River Thames I will know how to swim and not
drown. Well of course I know how to swim. I am made for
swimming with my lightweight body and long legs. Anyway
today we went on a 4.3 mile walk by the River Thames but
I didn't get chance to go in the river because Boss Woman
said it was too cold and too fast flowing. We saw all sorts
of birds though, geese making honking sound, swans hissing
at me and terns making screeching noises. Never seen or
heard these birds before. I was a bit worried by the honking
noises, I must say. We shared Boss Woman's rump steak for
dinner, with potatoes and carrrots. Mmm
doing all sorts of exciting things. A lot of 'firsts' for
me. Honestly, life is sooo exciting. I met a giant horse
but I was really scared of it and even though Boss Woman
had hold of my collar, I was so frightened that I was trying
to escape. Then, I went for a swimming lesson just to see
if I could swim. Well of course I could and now I have found
that I just LOVE the water and when we go for a walk by
the river Thames, then I just want to get in the water all
of the time. On our walk by the river Thames, I met another
hissy Swan. It was soooo grumpy and even though I barked
at it, it just kept hissing like a snake, so I was scared
of that as well.
we walked over to Moor Copse for a 3.5 mile walk and passed
a garden where there were 2 older dogs running up and down
defending their garden and growling nastily at me. I was
very scared of them and was just started to run away really
fast when Boss Woman called me back and seeing as she had
a treat in her hand, then I went back to her. Further on
I met a 4 year old Staffy called Blue. I was jumping all
over Blue and she gave me a right telling off. I only wanted
to play but Blue did NOT appreciate my efforts, not one
bit! Honestly, some older dogs are sooo grumpy, just like
my friend Amber, she is grumpy as well. Actually
I am NOT grumpy. I am fed up of this naughty pup annoying
me. She keeps nipping me and biting my ears. I hardly get
a minutes peace. Boss Woman often has to tell Harri off
for annoying me and sometimes she gets put in her cage for
a short while until she stops being quite so naughty.
||I had to do some
lead training today because Boss Woman says I pull too much
on the lead and it hurts her back. Well, I was doing really
well until I met an 8 month old rescue pup and an 18 month
old retriever, both of them were a lot bigger than me. We
had a right old time, jumping up at each other, play fighting
and generally getting the leads into a big tangle. Trouble
was after all that, I was hyper and didn't walk on lead
properly on the way back because I had been so giddy with
meeting my new friends. I stayed nice
and warm in my bed while Boss Woman took naughty Harri out.
I don't need lead training because I can walk nicely on
||So today I saw a
monster wheeling towards me. I have never seen a monster
like this before and I barked really loudly at it to let
it know I really was not scared. Anyway, it turned out to
be a really nice lady being pushed in a wheelchair by her
son. Phew. Glad to know I was not going to be swallowed
up, that is for sure. It did look a bit scary!
a lovely walk over at Greenham Common today. For the very
FIRST time, I swam in open water. I just walked into the
water and started swimming. No bother. I wasn't even scared
one little bit, I just did it. Further on the walk we met
a big tall guy and he was wearing PINK lipstick!! THEN there
was a man on a bike going really fast and we never even
heard him come up behind us until he skidded to a halt and
almost ran me over. I cowered on the floor, I was terrified,
I thought he was going to run me down kill me. Stupid inconsiderate
idiot didn't even ring his bell or anything. I don't suppose
you need many brains or commonsense to ride a bike though.
Boss Woman shouted at the man but
he just cycled off and didn't even care or apologise.
Went for our usual 3.4 mile walk. Saw my friend Nim and
other dogs, that I played with and had zoomies with. There
was a little boy with a stick and I tried to pinch it
but he kept hold of it and his mother said it was a special
stick because it was a wand for magic. Anyway, I ran back
when Boss Woman wasn't looking and stole it off him. Apparently
he was VERY upset and crying. I didn't feel guilty because
it was a very nice stick and I did want it but Boss Woman
said now the little boy will hate me for the rest of his
life. Whatever ... Further on then we met 2 spoilt brat
poodle X type dogs. Now, my Boss Woman had called me back
and held me so I didn't run up to the woman with my muddy
paws and dirty her clothes. BUT both her dogs ran up to
Boss Woman and jumped all over her and she never took
them away from Boss Woman. THEN one of the nasty dogs
attacked me. I didn't half fight back but he was bigger
and older than me. Tell you what, I WILL remember him
and when I get bigger and stronger than him, he will be
Later on, Boss Woman went to Argos to get me a present
for Christmas. Apparently Amber doesn't get any presents
because she is so old she doesn't play with them anyway
and if she gets hold of any, then she just kills them.
Seems to a bit mean to be actually.
I didn't go on the walk because
I had a poorly tummy but if I had have done, then I would
most certainly have sorted the nasty horrible spoilt brat
dog out, for sure.