Monday, February 8, 2016

Training new paws on the beach.

It's almost a year since Dad died.  How did that time go by so quickly ? 
Even Frankie de tabby moved on bless his old paws, we miss that fluffy scrounging old bag of bones. He left us the power of his paw so we are keeping it. 

Things have changed over the last year but our old cottage is still here and full of the same lovely feeling it has always had. Soggibottom is home and full of Luvs. We needed a bit of time to adjust to our new life without Dad, the reason why posts have been almost non existent and I haven't been around much.

As most paws nose I have a new friend called Ark, who lives with me and mum at Soggibottom cottage.

Looking out for new paws was never going to be easy on our own, but it has been enjoyable time watching Ark grow and learn. Ark needed us just as much as we need him. Ark has a different look from your normal French Bulldog, he definitely won't make Crufties like his mum and dad but we luvs him. He is bold, outgoing, loving and loyal. Sits when asked, does high fives and gives his paw even when there isn't a cookie enticement. He stays, comes when asked and often walks off a lead (when it's safe to do so) and never goes one step away from mum unless it's to chase me, then he stops and looks back to make sure she is following.

As you see he often takes over around here.  He kind of sneaks into things, he sneaked into our hearts and we hope this endearing little guy sneaks into yours too.

I've been giving him lessons on the beach, he is going to make a perfect hole digger given time. 

Ark is now five months old, it's about time we both went back to the pack and joined in the fun in blog land.

Look out for us cos we will be around. 
Luv's Freya and Ark XX


  1. Looks like you have been a busy cavalier teaching Ark the ropes, Freya Rose!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. Hiya Aunty Freya, its good to see you back in blogsville, I nose that you haf had your paws full wiv Ark and I also nose what a GREAT job you is doing wiv him, what a wonderful fella he is, he'll soon be digging beach holes you can be proud of!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. We have missed you so, but we have been watching that new little guy bring happiness into your beautiful home. We get such a kick out of his sweet little face.
    Hugs Hugs Hugs stella rose and momma

  4. I is wonderful to see you. Sounds like you are doing a great job showing ARk how to do everything - what a sweet boy.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. Yay, glad to have y'all back. Looking forward to hearing about the shenanigans you and Ark get into.

    Aroo to you,

  6. Freya Rose, it has been a long and hard year getting used to the new way. But we are so happy to hear that you AND Ark AND Mum will be back blogging again. We have missed you.

    Woos- Ciara and Lightning

  7. Welcome back! Needless to say we love Ark
    Lily & Edward

  8. I'm glad you have a new friend to visit the beach with! I am sure you will have many fun adventures. Ark is so adorable!

  9. Freya,, you have been doing such a good job keeping your mom entertained,, the past months,, And keeping Soggibottom,, safe and secure,,, and now your job has gotten bigger, hasnt it? Just look at you being big sister to that little brother of yours! And your teaching him everything you know,, especially how to dig holes.
    It sounds to me like little Ark is quite smart... and very attatched to you your mum!
    When we first saw a peek at him ,, he was about the size of a potatoe! Now look how he has grown,,,, and look how handsome he is,! Quite a handsome chap. What a beautiful face.
    To tell you the truth,, he has squeaked into our hearts, just like you did Freya!!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach with us!
    Now tell us,,, does Ark snore?
    We love you all! Thank you for posting!

  10. Ark couldn't possibly have a better beach teacher than you, Freya! We're so happy to see you☺

  11. It's so great to hear the news from Soggibottom Cottage... are you working on the worldtunnel too? pawsome, so I can make an exit in my backyard directly to your beach :o) btw: many thanks for the nice card... we all hope this year will be a good one

  12. Hello Freya Rose! Dog oh, DOG have I missed you. I am glad to see you are well and giving some proper training to Ark. He is obviously a lovable little guy. I am glad you all found each other. I hope to see you around more.
    Cairn cuddles

  13. Time doesn't necessarily heal all wounds butt it does sometimes give you the space you need to adjust to new circumstances.

    We are looking forward to spending time with you and Ark.

    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

  14. We totally understand why some time was needed to adjust to the changes life has made to your home and hearts. BUTT we are so glad we are going to see you more! We think Ark is a wonderful addition to your family!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. We are always very glad to see you and now hear about little Ark!

  16. It looks like Freya is being a good big sister to Ark and they are so sweet together. Our pups are a wonderful source of love to get us through the tough days. Wonderful to see you all out and about.


  17. It is so hard to lose someone you love. We know it takes time to grieve for your dad and also for Frankie. We're glad you have Ark to make you smile and have fun.

  18. Freya we are so glad to see you and your sweet Mum are heading back to Blogville (at your own pace) and you are bringing a new sibling.
    Ark...Happy Valentine's Sweet Freya, Ark and Mum
    madi your bfff and mom

  19. Ohhhhhhhhhh and I enlarged Ark's photo..he is gorgeous and Mom (who is an Elvis Presley Fan) loves his little smile she says it reminds her of Elvis' smile!! Just a little crooked but oh so endearing. He is a very handsome young FBdog
    Hugs madi your bfff you and Ark give each other a nose tap from me

  20. You've got a couple of wonderful companions there, Midge. Give 'em a hug from me - and maybe a wee treat.

  21. That flew by fast,can't believe its been that long already and that young pup is growing up fast,xx Speedy