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Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

Swingle’s play week

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Bella came to stay for a week, and Swingle was in seventh heaven. We wondered how she would deal with it and as hoped,  they just played and played the whole time. Bella is a Goldie poodle (Goldpoo?). I thought I might get off dog walking twice a day, but the girls wanted a time for sniffs and pottering. But they were so played out, they only really needed to exercise their noses. They invented a new game, where one dog (Bella)would find a big stick and the nutcase would walk along backwards trying to get her friend to give it up! We had one heavy fall of snow and I took  the girls along the lane, and they played, but poor Bella with her heavy winter coat soon flagged as it balled up, and at home I had to help her get it off!

Bella has a much calmer personality and is loving too -such a joy to have to dogs to hug! By evenings they would collapse into snoring heaps. Swingle came firmly back onto our bed (even getting there before me)  – claiming her top dog place, but Bella couldn’t have cared less, she had the biggest sofa to herself!

It made us realise how manic our little dog is and she was always on the go the whole week. Sometimes I think Bella would’ve just liked to doze!  We wondered how it would be when Bella went, but Swingle just took it in her stride – straight back into the old routine and back on the sofa at night.  I  did so enjoy having Bella, but one dog is enough full time! Such are dogs!!

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

One thought on “Swingle’s play week

  1. so cute! I love the name Swingle. And, over here, we call Golden Retriever/Poodle combos “golden doodles.” My friend Caren has one named Simon, and I want to steal him from her. (I won’t…but I want to haha!)


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