Thursday, 27 January 2011

I'm feeling my way in the dark....

I really don't know what I'm doing, but here goes anyway.
This is the first post in my new blog.  I'm not even sure what I am going to talk about, so I'll just tell you about my 'boys'.

See the photos on the right of this page?
Well, the top one (no not that grey haired one), he is Sidney, alias Sidders, Sids or 'you horrible dog' depending on what he is doing at the time.  Sids is 6 years old and we have had him from an 8 week old puppy.  He is quite well behaved, walks on the lead nicely and is generally that laid back I sometimes think I should have called him Eeyore.
This is Sidney as a puppy, showing how laid back he could be...

Next one down, hmm, what to say.  This is Harry alias Houdini, pain in the btm, and 'the squeaky one'.  Harry was 10 months old when we got him from a couple that were emigrating to USA and didn't want to take him with them.  He was a complete bargain as he came with toys and bedding and was free.  He also came with a few little problems that didn't emerge straight away.  He is now 4 years old and we still can't get him to walk properly on the lead without pulling and making a hideous noise (like a strangled seagull).  It is so embarassing to walk down the street with him at times.  He likes to think he is top dog too and can be very disobedient when the mood takes him.  Saying that, he is very loving and cuddles very nicely and we love him lots.

You been talkin' bout me?

Finally, the cat that is top dog, Foggy.  He was very ill as a 12 week old kitten and we nearly lost him.  Looking at him now you wouldn't know what a skinny, poorly little thing he was.  He is as big as the dogs and has such a wonderful coat.  He eats like a horse and bosses the other two around, playfighting with Harry and booting him off the sofa when he wants it all to himself.

Well, that is all today about my lot. Look out for more about their antics in the future and there is a short story to come.  It is written for children and is about Sidney's adventures at the seaside.  If you enjoy it and give me encouragement I may write more as I found it an enjoyable project.

A lot of my spare time is taken up with sewing as I make mohair artist bears, sock monkeys and other toys.  Here is a  link to my shop on the Etsy web site  


  1. Awww, what lovely pets. What a large cat Foggy is too.
    I share my home with 3 rescue dogs, who also started my blog way back, along with the three I lost in 2009.
    Welcome to the world of blogging.


  2. Hi Polly. Thank you for your comment, and good luck with the new blog! Your pets are lovely, and the bears are very, very sweet! I started my blog almost a year ago now: it has become a sort of repository for half-baked ideas, projects which don't quite fit on my website, and lots and lots of moaning when things go wrong or when 'bear-block' strikes! I'm not sure it's particularly scintillating to read, but it's nice to let off steam sometimes.
    I look forward to seeing some more of your bears and sock creatures!