Water Water Everywhere – Holidays

Timmy on the Beach

Its been an exciting week here in the Brown Family.  While my noisy feathered sisters had to stay at home (the chickens) and my big brother Oz guarded the house (Oz the Corn Snake); Richard, Caroline and myself went away for a few days.

The first trip was just a day out to the beach, but I had lots of fun running on the sand, the second trip lasted several days and we got to visit new places to sleep, new pubs to eat in and I encountered strange new creatures called kittens.Southwold Pier with Caroline & Timmy

We stopped in an old converted barn, Caroline and Richard had to sleep in a strange bed but I made them bring my usual bed with them in the car, no strange beds for me.  The bedroom was a little confusing as it had these things called french doors, outside there was a lovely view of a pond but the french doors have this stuff called glass going from floor to ceiling and it was not until I bumped my noise that I realised the glass was in the way.  I ate outside next to the pond at the barn enjoying the view.

We shared the barn with some kittens which I ignored as you just could not get a sensible conversation out of them.  Too interested in catnip, wool and climbing curtains, a rather dangerous enterprise I think you will agree.

The pub where Richard and Caroline had their evening meals had a number of dogs in it also visiting the area, including one called Boo a large standard poodle who lived there.  With me being a greyhound I was allowed to sit with Richard and Caroline while they ate.

The days were long and lots of walking was involved, some of the shops allowed dogs in and we went to investigate, others did not (did they not realise I am a Hound not a lowly Dog).

One place we visited was very exciting.  It was called a pier and you could walk on it and have the sea crash under your feet, very exciting.  The coffee shop on the pier also allowed me in, and Richard and Caroline had hot chocolate and I had some cake that Richard dropped on my head!  I am sure he meant to pass it me but these things happen.

Over all an exciting time and I look forward to my next adventure with great interest.

Seeing Birds


A sunny day so Richard and Caroline dragged me from my comfy bed into the car.  Its not as bad as it sounds as Caroline has also made me a nice comfy bed for me to lie on in the back of their red estate car, so I can sleep in there too.

After a short ride ride in the car, hardly worth having a nap for we arrived at Whisby Nature Reserve.

In the car park we met up briefly with lots of other greyhounds who had just had a walk.

Lots and lots of lovely smells and you would not believe the amount of noise the birds can make.  We went past one island and all you could see were birds in every direction.

We went on a very long walk round some of the lakes stopping occasionally for a water break in using my new plastic foldable water bowl, but even though it was a long tiring walk.

I enjoyed it but was glad to be back to the car for a small snooze before getting home for a nap.  Its hard work being a greyhound.