Bertie News | Episode 06: 6 Months Old

So, six months old now, and he’s turning into a rather handsome chap.

He’s sitting on the back of the sofa here, staring out the window and waiting for Jane to return from the shops. He’s never completely happy unless the pack is all together.

Bertie the working cocker spaniel puppy at 6 months / Fujifilm X100T

working cocker spaniel puppy 6 months

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Five Happy Things We Did On Jane’s {Redacted}th Birthday Weekend

Two weeks ago it was my birthday weekend. This weekend it was Jane’s turn. Here’s what happened:

All photos Fujifilm X100T

1: Curry and playing games with friends. I’m officially the world’s worst Uno player, although it doesn’t help when everyone gangs up on you. But hey, I take it in good humour. Bastards.

2: Watercolours!

3: Chilling!

4: Sunday afternoon in the pub with friends, for the sole purpose of showing the kids how not to behave. Children’s education is so important.

5: Lots of walking with the dogs.

Coco’s recovering from an operation, so she’s wearing a très chic little French number she just threw on. This is far more fashionable than the usual cone of shame. Is cultural appropriation OK when it’s dogs doing it?

Four Happy Things I Did On My 53rd Birthday Weekend

1: Hung around with small humans and small animals

2: Got taken to Wagamamma. Other restaurants are available, but this is my favourite. I am unsophisticated.

3: Walked to the pub and back for Sunday lunch

4: Walked the dogs on an autumnal misty morning

All photos taken with Fujifilm X100T

Bertie News | Episode 05: 22 Weeks Old

I’ve just arrived back home after another trip to Baku.

There’s been a real change in the weather since I’ve been away. Autumn appears to have officially arrived, neatly coinciding with the end of British Summer Time today.

There’s been a change in Bertie, too. He’s had another growth spurt and is clearly really a golden retriever who’s been disguised with a set of stick-on comedy spaniel ears.

But Coco seems to think he’s a keeper, so I guess he’ll be sticking around.

Bertie the working cocker spaniel puppy at 22 weeks / Midhurst & Pound Commons / Fujifilm X100T

Working Cocker Spaniel Puppy 22 Weeks

Working Cocker Spaniel Puppy 22 Weeks

Working Cocker Spaniel Puppy 22 Weeks

Working Cocker Spaniel Puppy 22 Weeks

Working Cocker Spaniel Puppy 22 Weeks

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Bertie News | Episode 04: 15 Weeks Old

It’s probably a good thing I’m not a parent.

I’d just embarrass my kids.

I got a bit choked up of sand in my eye when we took Bertie for his first swim. He took to it like…..er…..a spaniel to water. I felt strangely proud, emphasis on strange.

Right, I’ll be off now. Need to get that sand out of my eye.

Midhurst Common Pond / Nikon F90X / Ilford FP4 / Developed in Kodak D76 1+1

Dogs Swimming

Spaniels Swimming Midhurst Common Pond

Dogs Swimming Midhurst Common Pond

Spaniels Swimming

Spaniels Swimming Midhurst Common Pond

Dogs Swimming Midhurst Common Pond

Dogs Swimming Midhurst Common Pond

Dogs Swimming Midhurst Common Pond

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