Monday 28 February 2011

1 Year with Mum and Dad!

Last year on 27th February I was picked up by Mum and Dad from Janet my Breeder and my Birth Mum the King charles Cavalier in Devon and taken home to Wales, I cried all the way on the long journy home in the car and Mum cuddled me up all night!
Now one year later I'm out for a walk with Mum, Claire and Sox up the Track and around the Fish ponds, I'm so happy to be with Mum and Dad and have had a wonderful year as a Family together!

Looking at the Sheep

Playing Ball with Sox

Running around (trying to loose my weight)

Puffed out - having a rest.

Back to playing with Sox - She has sooo much more energy than me!

Socks waits for me because I'm too slow.

Watching a Fisherman.

Looking for Fish.

Running around the Fish Ponds!

Thursday 24 February 2011

Sleeping Beauty.

Jasper came down last weekend and this is a photo of me sleeping after a long walk down the track and then playing with Jasper for two hours!
I was a very, very sleepy puggy!

Stop Taking Photos of me sleeping Mum!

Wednesday 23 February 2011

The Valentine’s Day (Balloon) Massacre

On Valentine’s Day (Monday 14th February) Dad got Mum a balloon and I have to admit I was scared of it at first and kept barking at it like crazy but then Mum showed me the balloon wasn’t so scary and I decided to chase after it and kill it!

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Its a "Dog Gone" Mysetery!

Last night walking down the track Nelson way Mum and I found a dog that had a broken leg, he was very cute just like the one in the photo (above) and if Dad had been with us Mum would have taken the dog to the vet herself but she was on her own and the dog would have been quite heavy for Mum to carry, the dog was hurt really badly so Mum phoned the vet and they gave her the number of the RSPCA who told her to stay with the dog for as long as she could, the RSPCA said they would be 10-15 minutes, which turned in to half an hour and it was getting darker and darker and so Mum rang Nanna Moyna and she came down the track to meet us, I was running around wondering what was going on and then this nice couple who Nanna Moyna knew said they would give the RSPCA their number so that me and Mum could go home as they lived in the bungalow right by the track, so later that night Mum rang the lady and she said that the RSPCA woman had come at 8.30 (bearing in mind that Mum had rang at about 5.30 for them) but the dog had GONE!!!
So all night then me and Mum worried about the poor dog!
Where did he go???
It was a big mystery!!

Friday 18 February 2011

Penallta Pit Pony!

I had a nice day on a walk with Mum and Aunty Ashley in Penallta - Mum introduced me to The Pit Pony, sultan!

Sultan the pit pony is a 200 metre long earth sculpture reckoned to be the longest earth sculpture of its type in Britain; which people don't often spot until it is actually
pointed out to them.
It was designed by an artist called Mick Petts, he says that it sort of represents the final freedom of the pit ponies when the collieries closed in 1991. When he was first constructed he didn't have a name, and it is the locals that have called him, or nicknamed him 'Sultan', after one of the famous colliery ponies that were kept in Penallta Colliery.
At the top end, his eye is made out of local anthracite coal.
The hooves themselves, we just left these without anything on and you can
see the coal; shale; and spoil, which is black, and it obviously looks like a
horses hooves.
The original ear was a willow sculpture which, because it's on the highest
point of Sultan it didn't take, so we replaced it with a metal shaped ear.
The big area behind the events area seems very open and barren but this
was actually designed for Lapwings. What Lapwings need is areas where they
can feed in scrapes and wet areas. So we decided we were going to put some
wet areas on the site and Mick, the artist, came up with the idea of making
them into huge footprints so that it looked as though Sultan had walked
across the site.

Frank stands of rock carved with words.

The pretty pictures carved in to the metal in the "UFO"

Leaves and Owls.

The "UFO" as I call it or The High Point Observatory, which is right up on the top of the Penallta site, on the highest point of the old tip.
The artist Malcolm Robinson worked with the six surrounding communities,
that is people from Nelson,Ystrad Mynach,Maesycwmmer,Hengoed,Llanbradach and Gelligaer for the images around the base! Each of the arms points to one of those
communities, the silver parts of the sculpture going up into the heavens but of course it is called the observatory and strangely enough, you know,
most observatories make you look up into the heavens but this one, because
the arms are pointing towards each community, this one makes you think
about looking at the earth.

Its an amazing view from here.
Its beautiful.

Does my look big in this? Hee,Hee!

Another carved stone with wise words ....

Overlooking Nelson.

Mums queen of the world - too much Titanic! Ha,Ha!

Sultan from afar.

Meeting Pongo a new spotty friend.


Sultans head and hoof.

Mum messing around doing a Model pose in Sultan metal ear.

Me and Mum cuddle.

Aunty Ashley doing her model pose in Sultans ear.

The race to the bottom.

I Won - Wahoo!

Looking at the bubbles in the small pond.

Whats going on??

Thursday 17 February 2011

Caerphilly Castle!

Mum and Dad took me for a walk around Caerphilly Castle to see some Welsh Heritage.

I met lots of new Friends, the Geese and Ducks on the Moat.

Caerphilly Castle!

Me chasing the Ducks.

Having a nice walk around the Castle grounds.

There was lots of new sights, smells and tastes to experience.

I love it when Mum and Dad take me somewhere new!

Having a very pensive moment here just thinking that I had a really nice day!