Monday, 31 October 2011

Final analysis

You have to get up early to fool these two!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Danger Berner at work

Hmmmmm....not much going on here today, suns shining, fancy a kip, this looks like the right place.
Yep, just right, time for serious Zzzzz's, pity that pigs out again, hes bound to be cross about it, ah well.
Of course I'm clean enough to go back into the cottage, you got covers on the sofa anyway!

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Fiveways to go, which one to choose?

Friday, 28 October 2011

Check these out!!!

Look at these fantastic Christmas tree decorations made for us by Nikki, Buddy's owner. Cut from wood and then pyrographed and painted these will look amazing on our tree next to the Berner Baubles. Hand made by Nikki, what a talented and kind lady!

Model Family

There we were walking around the farmers superstore which sold everything from full size tractors to their toy equivalents when we happened across this set of dogs in the plastic farm animals section. Larger than Britain's these Schleich plastic models are anatomically correct (the standing dog is definitely a dog!) too expensive for kids toys and look better in real life than the above photo. So they are now at Rock HQ, bit of an impulse buy, ready for when the apprentice smallholder can play toy farms. Meanwhile I am dusting off my anorak as I sense there are lots of these animals to collect!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Water Berner

Bella having a dip

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Busy Berners

Not that you can tell, heres Bella, a lovely couple of pics sent by Hayley her owner showing how hard it it to be a Bernese.

Busy day for Berners at Rock HQ. Chester and Lucy went home, at the same time Elsa arrived to rekindle her relationship with Rocky. Currently they are in the kitchen, its a bit hectic in there but nothing much has happened, Elsa keeps sitting.

We also got a lovely surprise in the post from Buddy's owner Nikki, so pics tomorrow, prepare to be amazed!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Big bear

Reuben aka BooBoo or just Boo or Big Bear.

Pic below, dog A N Other is Barney, so that means its three of the Fab Four at a reunion.

We are planning our own Berner event for 2012, a GeoCache type Bernese treasure hunt with a small prize for most points collected on a trail over and around the Bonsai Mountain. There will even be a cart trail. All for charity, mostly for fun and a Bar B Q afterwards. Probably after the OTT walk which is scheduled for June. Anyone interested in joining in please email, and watch this space for more details. If you go to you will find details of the terrain, so get training! Our other site will keep you up to date with OTT news.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Family outing

Buddy, Thea and A N Other meeting up
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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Star Quality

Rocky has it
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Saturday, 22 October 2011

The good and the bad!

Good dog! Reuben keeping watch over little T the apprentice smallholder.

Bad dog! Rocky finding the best place to have a lie down is the fresh concrete! This is after the path had been re smoothed after Montana walked along it!
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Whatever the weather!

This is our friend Merlin who loves carting all weathers! He belongs to Anna who owns Freya who might be visiting Spotty soon!

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Good lads

Reuben and Rocky
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If cats ruled the world

In your dreams Nemo, in your dreams!
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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Which way now?

WooZah in unfamiliar territory looking for landmarks

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

New find

We took a different route over the ridge today and found this

a new standing stone

not new, very old, but new too us.

WooZah made the most of the photo opportunity!
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Time for bed

Elf on her bed, posh dog is Elf. Seems like Nunnery Farm is the place to be!

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And so aids restful sleep...

Buddy, one of Rocky and Molly's offspring catching some Zzzzz with his owner Glen. Bless.
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Monday, 17 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Five minutes peace

Thor the Bernese Mountain Pig doing what he likes best, snoozing.

Reuben checks he is asleep.

Making really sure

still checking.
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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Jealous guy

Thor the Bernese Mountain Pig was enjoying a quiet 40 winks in his own sunbeam, but when he started getting a bit of fuss

Reuben had to join in, then Spotty

and Montana, in fact the Berners got so jealous Thor had to give up any idea of lounging around

and join in the attention seeking behaviour.

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