and whilst on route we saw another airstream….our first one we’ve seen on the road, and it overtook us!
So now for the ugly….mummy got scratchy out of the car, only to find, whilst saying hello to Andrew, that Scratchy had been sick in his carrier and was absolutely covered in it. This is him after mummy had cleared him up. Hello Andrew…..this was a sign of what was to come for the week!
When daddy tried to fill up with water, the key broke in the lock for the water tank, which was a great start. We had only just replaced the lock, after losing our keys on Lewis, so daddy was cross that the key had broken already. We all decided to go for a walk so Bess could meet Dougal, but there was a kite so I just went nuts so we headed home and Bess then went for a wee on her new bed……why didn’t she go on the walk?? Later mummy and daddy went round Andrew’s for dinner. They played it safe and put a barrier up in the kitchen so Scratchy could stay out of Bess’s way. This turned out to be a very good idea as Bess decided to empty the contents of the bin everywhere and pee and poo everywhere! And I mean everywhere. In the beds, on the floor, it even got up the walls. It was a mess and when mummy and daddy got back it made daddy very cross and mummy cried. It took a while, but eventually everything was clean, although the beds got thrown out. My bed was safe as I had stayed on my bed and not let her near it so it was still clean. Once the van was clean, we headed for bed, only to find Scratchy had been sick on it, so mummy cleaned that up too. Eventually we went to bed, but Bess had other ideas and peed, so mummy got up to clear it up. Then we went back to bed and then Bess poo’d. Mummy got up again to clean that up and then we all went to bed, well until 3:30 when Bess decided to pee and poo again so up we got to clean that up. What a day!
Needless to say on Tuesday we were a bit stressed out so I decided to help by attacking Bess during a game of ball. Mummy got very cross with me. We had a few more accidents of Bess peeing and pooing where she shouldn’t and a pee in the night that needed cleaning, and then we were up at 6:30 for an early morning walk…. (Bess’s tummy is shaved as she was spayed just before she arrived…..doesn’t it look funny!)
We might be making progress although I’m not keen on these early morning wake up calls! Even Bess fell asleep in the most random of places as she was tired
On Wednesday Andrew had to go out to do some research for his article he was writing for the Caravan Club magazine, so we Dougal sat. I do like Dougal…he’s on my wave length! Here he is with Bess looking out the window waiting for Andrew to come back
In the evening Andrew and Dougal came round for dinner and Bess welcomed them with a pee and a poo. Even Jim is having cuddles to try and stay out of the way
She looks so sweet but I swear she is a bit dumb. We went for a bed time walk and then she came in and poo'd on the mat, although she did then go the whole night. I’m not surprised though, she can’t have had anything left in her!
When I say she got through the night, we were up at 6:30 again! I’m not happy about this….I like my lie ins till about 9 or 10am! We are getting lots of walks at the moment with Bess, even though she hasn’t quite worked out what to do on them, so invariably comes back home and goes in the van. She’s a bit dumb! The views on the walk are good though
On Friday, we had to say goodbye to Andrew and Dougal as the site was full for the weekend. We were very sad, as we had thoroughly enjoyed staying with them, in between Bess’s accidents! And we did get some attention being parked up together!
It looked very lonely leaving them behind
We headed off to a quiet site for a few weeks to try and give Bess some stability and routine and to try and van train her….wish us luck!
Oh and for those of you that haven’t already checked out Andrew’s YouTube, here’s a link to one of his videos at warwick…..feel free to subscribe to his fabulous channel! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSQkhwho4wY) Until next time, love and licks, Rosie xxxxxx