FIVE WAYS TO SURVIVE CHRISTMAS WITH FIVE FIELD SPANIELS
Christmas Decorations Either – Put your tree and decorations up when your Fields are out on a long—long—long walk and hope they are tired when they return. (Is that possible?) Or do it when they are present pleading with them and taking a chance – they may destroy your handiwork when you leave the room. The males will help, as they usually do, by watering the tree for you.
Christmas Food Either – prepare the food when the dogs are out of the kitchen, asleep or being entertained by a friend. Or allow them in the kitchen and be prepared to be followed by a line of Fields pushing and shoving to gain the best spot. Turn quickly and fall over one of them – try to keep your temper – perhaps swear quietly to yourself!
Visitors Either be prepared for non-doggie orientated friends by offering them a strong drink when they arrive. Put the air fresheners on at full pelt and spray the place with Febreze. Or don’t bother and feel embarrassed when visitors look knowingly at each other thinking the place stinks and even brushing chairs with their gloves before they sit down!
Jumping up Either be prepared to stop the dogs jumping up on your visitors, especially the wee folk. Or spend time in Accident & Emergency when they knock Grandma over!
Feeding the little TREASURES: Either keep to your normal routine, Chappie and biscuits.Or spoil them with bits of turkey, gravy, sausage meat resulting in upset tummies or even AN URGENT OUT OF HOURS CALL TO THE VET!
CONCLUSION – Whatever happens – Hope for the best – Just relax and enjoy the darlings!
The Welsh snowdrops are forming a carpet and almost reaching the orchard. Just now the Camellias, Magnolias and Flowering Cherries make a beautiful picture. I hope to add photos during the seasons in the garden. Suggestions for short topics would be appreciated and please let me have your views about the blog (kind ones only please!).