Sunday, 20 December 2009

Keeping the Nation Safe!

Hello there

For the first half of December I went to stay with Kay and Tony and their dogs, Cleo, Flint and Ali.

Tony and Kay didn't have spare holiday to take for me, so I joined in their daily life. Here I am helping Kay deal with her emails at work:

And here I am at dog club, teaching Oscar the Sit Stay:

Then I went to help Tony at work - here I go:

Here I am manning (teddying) the comms post as Guard Commander so Tony could relax:

Setting up the day's passwords:

And finally, taking charge of the Armoured Personnel Carrier (that's tank to all you civvies!

All in all a very busy week! Kay said she slept much better knowing that I was guarding the nation that night. I was pleased to help, but very glad to be moving on to my next family for a lovely Christmas break!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Scarletts capers in Cornwall !

I have been having a wonderful time on holiday at The Lizard in Cornwall, with my new host family - Mark, Louise and Jessica. Josh, their greyhound stayed at home, but I did get to say hi before we set off. I didn't see any lizards but I did see an awful lot of fog, and a lot of sea !! Here I am enjoying the fire, and the halloween pumpkin that Jess and I carved (well I watched !)- I was very toasty by the fire, but had to move after a while as I didn't want to singe my fur!

Jessica took me to see some seals at the Gweek Seal Sanctuary - they are very good at swimming underwater, and I think this one took a particular fancy to me !!

One of the days we walked ( I rode in the rucksack !) down to Kennack Sands, and met these shetland ponies - the sign said they were wild, but they seemed very eager to say hello and to eat Louise's coat !! I kept well out of the way, and then posed for my photo from a distance !!

Doesn't this man look funny!! He was in the Falmouth Marine Museum and looked like he needed a cuddle from a teddy like me !!

Louise is going to put me back in my box now, as I'm off on my travels again and don't want to be caught up in any postal strikes !! x x x

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Bear in Suburbia

I have had a lovely time staying in SW London with a family who have two young children and two greyhounds called Alexa and Becks. Here are some photos of us having fun in the last weeks of the school holidays!

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I'm guest of honour at Amber and Violet bears house. Their two cheeky greyhounds Jj and Sandy are trying to help themselves to tea!!

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Choosing a book for bedtime

Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare with Alexa and Becks

Wimbledon Common Rangers! Horsing around.

Our fab Gap treasurer Angela and friends!

Wimbledon windmill.

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Concord at Brooklands Museum

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Captain Scarlett!

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Lets go for a spin

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Thames Ditton miniature steam railway

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Bears got a ticket to ride

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Drama workshop. I'm a star!!

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Work-out in the gym. I like to keep fit.

Hitching a ride at Nonsuch park social walk

Bit of bear back riding

Wow what a busy time I had! Time to go and make some more new friends!!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Dumpledale and Flyball!!

I am sorry I have take so long to update my blog!
At the beginning on July I went to stay with Sarah, Rob and their little girl Iona. I arrived just in time to join them on their holiday to Pembrokeshire - more specifically Little Dumpledale Farm. We had a lovely time, although it was very wet, going on lots of walks on the beach and visiting local towns and attractions. I liked sitting in the window especially and watching the rain - much better than running around in it like those dogs!

We were all really tired after our days on the beach and I even got to be in charge of the dogs each evening, although sometimes I caved in and had a little nap with my friend Indy!

After a very long trip back in the car on Friday night, we had to get up very very early to go to a flyball competition on Saturday morning! The competition was at the Chiltern's show in Buckinghamshire and there was so much to see and do! I watched racing of all the divisions but thought the races in division 1 were fantastic! We also saw helicopers and ate lots of ice cream! It was such long day that I had a bit of a nap with Iona in her buggy :)

I really enjoyed my trip and am looking forward to my next adventure!!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Hi to all my fans!

I've landed in a little village near Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland to spend my jollyhollybags with Murphy, Fi and family. The weather has been pretty good so far with some lovely summery days and just a little rain to keep the weeds healthy.

The little girl, Leah, just thinks I'm fab but she had to go away this weekend to cub camp - I told her it would be perfect for me to go too, having been a cub personally, but apparently cub camp is a dodgy place to be for pretty little girly bears!

Never mind, I will stay home with Murphy and Fi and just enjoy the peace and quiet.

I just heard Fi say that there's a news story on the net about a shop in Lanark that is selling Buckfast Cheesecake. Might see if there's any coming my way. Maybe.

The Daddy will be home soon and will help the stoopid mummy to upload photo's.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Scarlett becomes an Essex girl

I thought I would share some pics of my stay in Essex with Nickiy and family.I spent a couple of days settling in and then Nickiy said I was going to become an honorary member of the Royal British Legion Band Romford so I joined her son Eden who plays the cornet and boarded the coach to London.We took part in the St Georges day parade in the City of London marching through the streets of London from West Smithsfield to the Guild Hall.

I tried my hand at being a cornet player

A drummer

and a Drum Major

after a very exciting day we dropped Edens friend Sam (who plays cymbals) home and met some new friends. Sams Mum fosters for Many Tears but these are her own dogs saying hello to me.

The weather was lovely this weekend so I spent some time in the garden ,I played on the slide

and helped Shamen with the gardening

on my final day I went to school with Romany

and then was I was safely packed into my traveling case for my journey onward to my next adventure,Sprinkles a Many Tears pup has been staying with Nickiy and her family too while she awaits her forever home,she said Good bye to me and said that although she loves it here she too hopes to be moving on soon when she finds her forever home.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Sunny Sussex - Part Two (Winnie-The-Pooh)

As I was staying close to Ashdown Forest we had to see if we could find Pooh!

Ashdown Forest is famous as the setting for the "Winnie the Pooh" stories which were written by A. A. Milne for his son Christopher Robin. There are lots if places that are in the stories that can be found on the Forest. Places such as Poohsticks Bridge, Galleon's Lap, Roo's Sandy pit, the North Pole, the Hundred Acre Wood, Heffalump Trap and The Dark and Mysterious Forest.

More information about the Forest and Winnie-the-Pooh can be found here.

Ashdown Forest is big and for a Forest it doesn't have as many trees as I'd expected. Two thirds of it is heathland, so why is it called a Forest? Beats me! My hostess told me it's 6500 acres, which sounds an awful lot to a little bear like me. I was a bit worried that she'd expect me to cover all of these acres (whatever they are) on my little legs in our search for Pooh.

Here I am with some of the Forest (see no trees!) behind me.

Although I didn't actually see Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore or Christopher Robin but I did see some of the places they play.
This is the Sandy Pit.

This is The Enchanted Place where there is a memorial to A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard

This tree is the Lone Pine. I didn't want to go to close because underneath it lies a "Heffalump Trap". Pooh and Piglet planned to capture a Heffalump in this hole and I was a bit frighted there might be one there. I don't actually know what a Heffalump is but I was in no hurry to find out.

It was disappointing not to meet Pooh or his friends. Maybe next time.

I've packed my bags and prepared my carriage, today I set off to Wales!
See you soon!
love Scarlett.xx

Friday, 3 April 2009

Sunny Sussex - Part One

I’ve been spending some time in Sussex close to a place called Ashdown Forest. Apparently Ashdown Forest is the home of another special bear called Winnie-the-Pooh. We went looking for him, but more about that later.

The weather was lovely so I got to spend time in the garden digging holes and planting things. I think I might have caught the sun a little bit it was that sunny!

Unfortunately my hostess was rather poorly for a few days so I was called upon to perform nursely duties. It mainly involved passing the tissues and being sympathetic. At one point I though I was going to disappear underneath tissues, tablets and potions! It took my hostess a little while to get back on her feet but when she was feeling better we all went to visit friends.

I met lots of other dogs but I wasn’t allowed to get too close as they are known to be Shredders-of-Bears! Fancy taking me to a place like that! Outrageous!

While there I learnt to fly a plane, well, not a real plane but by using something called a Flight Simulator. It was fun! I took off with a little bit of help and then cruised along the South Coast before attempting a landing. I think my landing needs more practise. Ooops.

When everyone went out for walks my hostess, Murphy and me had our own little outing. Murphy has been poorly and can’t go for long walks like the others. We had a little walk along the Thames and watched some birds. I saw a Kingfisher!! It was very blue and very fast. We then sat in the sunshine and waited for the others to come back. Murphy makes a good cushion; luckily he’s not one of those that do Bear-Shredding.

On Monday evening I attended Dog Training classes. My hostess is an assistant trainer so I went along to see what’s involved. It all looked like hard work to me! The puppies were funny and did stuff that even a bear like me can do, but then the next 2 classes looked a bit complicated. I did attempt a Send Away but got distracted by some biscuit that had been dropped on the floor. A lovely curly dog called Liberty helped me out. Liberty is very pretty, she is an Irish Water Spaniel and it a yummy chocolate colour. Her fur was very soft; I nearly fell asleep on her!

I'll tell you all about Winnie-the-Pooh in my next update!

Friday, 27 February 2009

Ready for Departure

I've been taking a short break from my travels for the last couple of weeks while my secretary prepares my itinerary for the year! I have lots of exciting destinations to visit over the coming months and I am getting very excited.

I've had my paws up, taking time out to watch TV and catch up with the soaps. Now I am raring to go again.

I am due to set off tomorrow to visit Hazel who has all sorts of activities lined up for me. I'm going to Crufts (eeek... I hope all those dogs won't think I'm a squeaky toy) and then I'm off to the Isle of Wight. I am very much looking forward to being a travelling bear again.

Today I have done all my washing. It was a lovely sunny day so it was all hung out to dry on the washing line. I'm not quite sure how I'll fit it all in my case but I'm sure it'll all squish in.

If you would like me to come and visit you, please contact my secretary and she'll be in touch with my availability! All the details can be found in the last entry of the blog.

Love Scarlett, Greyhound Gap's Travelling Fundraising Bear.