Friday, 31 May 2013

Seek and ye shall find!

 Early doors saw yours truly, Ripley, Reba, WooZah, Spotty and Cartoon Dog laying the trail for the
 Treasure Hunt which isn't very far away now. Hopefully those attending will get weather like this and be rewarded with fantastic views and photo opportunities!

Thursday, 30 May 2013


Reba on whats left of the lawn after Apollo has mown it for us!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Have mercy!

Rocky and Spotty patiently waiting for their owner to see sense and head home out of the dreadful weather.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Take five

 Ahhhhh time for a nice relaxing lie down in the garden. Five minutes peace. Fantastic.
Erm...perhaps not!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Sneak preview

Here is the first look at the portraits we have had done of two of the clan. Those who are going to attend the 2nd Annual Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt on 9 June 2013 will get to see this fantastic work of art, meet the two dogs (who may or may not be as clean as the picture portrays!) and better still get to meet Clare Villar the artist. And you get a hot dog. What more could you want!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Hot dog

 Anyone wondering what happened to yesterdays posting well yours truly put it on the wrong page so its on the pedals to peak site, log onto and click on box in margin, have a look at the team GB heavyweight Alfie.
 Today for some unusual reason we had sunshine again, on a bank holiday! Rocky felt the heat
 so lay in the shade trying to
cool off.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Pet Portrait

 We are hoping to show off a painting of Ripley (Dolyhir Wayto Remember) and her dad Reuben (Matterbern Russian Rhumba) at the 2nd Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt on the 9th June 2013. That's if she sits still long enough! We have been lucky enough to secure prizes from Wagg dog food, we have invited their dog Dalton to join us but he's a bit busy elsewhere that weekend so maybe next year. Money raised by this event is all going to Hounds for Hero's so please dig deep and donate as much as you can on the day. There will be a treasure hunt, so best walking gear, remember its June so raincoats and wellies in the car just in case. The barbq will almost certainly be entirely pork based (our own) and there will be several vegetarian options for the squeamish and fussy ones ;) We ask that everyone attending think along the lines of £5 donation. Theres a raffle, perhaps a doggy lucky dip, a photocall for the clan and as many games that we can think of and organise on the day.  Anyone wanting B and B or campsite details please contact us asap via email for a list. We look forward to seeing you all!!!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Cooling off

 Heres Reuby and Buddy cooling off
 think this is Buddy spin drying
and heres an honarary clan member, Bonnie, watching from a safe distance.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Tried to take a portrait shot of Team GB Ripley tonight. Failed

Monday, 20 May 2013

Uber fit

Spotty fueled by pasta and puddles at 25 mile mark. 5 to go and cakes are aplenty!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Simply the best!

Spotty has completed the 30 mile Big Black Mountain Challenge with ease, he got the prize for the biggest dog en route and we would have been quicker than 9 hours if we hadn't had to stop so everyone could pat him. Full report tomorrow on the tales from the rock site. For now here's a pic of the wonder dog on the first mountain of the day, the second one is across the valley, the pimple on the skyline.

Friday, 17 May 2013


 Here is Team GB Buddy having a snooze
 close up of the handsome dude
 in his favourite spot
and a Jig Saw he has made for his owners out of their travel round the world survive anything except Buddy Flip Flops!

Thursday, 16 May 2013


You're Adorable!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Itchy scratchy

Spotty dealing with an itch

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Barging in!

Heres a pic of Morgan and Oliver on their owners barge.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Pond life

 Thirsty work watching the gardening so the Berners grab a few slurps from the pond.
We said goodbye to Harry today, hes looking at the camera, he was happy to be reunited with his owners and we look forward to seeing him at the Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Spot the difference

 I did a 14.5 mile walk today with Rocky
 but halfway changed him for Spotty
but the strange thing was no one in the group of 27 people noticed.

Saturday, 11 May 2013


The clan on walkabout

Friday, 10 May 2013

Say cheese

Big dog
Big cheesy grin

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Is'nt she lovely!

Team GB photo girl Ripley in a relaxed pose

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Insomnia explained at a glance

Reba. Insomniac.
Rocky. Insomniac.
Ripley. Insomniac.

Bear. Snorer.

Of course theres room!

Please take me, theres room, please please!

Lap dogs!

Big lap, big dogs!

Monday, 6 May 2013

In training

Ripley, trainee broom guardian, doing a good job ignoring the waterfight starting off camera.

Take 5

Half of the clan chilling on the helipad

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Guardian of the Broom

Rocky king after the broom. Spotty has a habit of running off with them.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Balancing act

 With so many critters at Rock HQ, how do you make sure you get more than your fair share of fuss?
 Reba has the answer and shows extreme dexterity and balance
 by jumping onto the wall that surrounds the helipad.
Height is always an advantage!