Welcome to Dulcie Days! I am Dulcie, a Border Collie, and this is all about my world and the people in it! Check out my page with the pictures of my puppies and 'Bessie's Bouncy Antics' the page of my puppy that stayed! If something touches you or makes you smile I hope you will comment and let me and my Mummy know! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Hello animal lovers.

How are you today? I have just got back from a lovely little walk with Mummy! My second in 2 days!

Now I know that as a doggy that generally isn’t exciting but your see my mummy has a health problem that makes her very tired and her legs ache when she does a lot on her feet! For the past year I haven’t had walks regularly. Mummy did the best she could and sometimes we would go for a run on a field and sometimes a nice long walk but never 2 days running and not as often as mummy would like!

I was very good and didn’t nag mummy for walks. I know she loves me very much and she would play with me lots and I had my puppy Bess to play with too.

But yesterday mummy took me for a walk along the local streets for half an hour and let me off the lead for a little bit on a green on route. It was lovely and I was happy and tired when I got back.

This morning mummy had to go shopping and when she came back I heard her say her legs were hurting and then our neighbour, my special friend, Caroline, who took me for lots of walks last year, came to take Bessie out. I was a bit unhappy not to be going too but then mummy said she would take me out too!

I was very excited as I always get when mummy says the magic word, walkies, or any of the other magic words, harness, lead, out, run, car, go, or any of the codes mummy has tried! Hehe! I’m a Border Collie you see? A clever doggy and I do love to prove how clever I am!

So today we ent for another walk around the local streets but a different way and we got to a green we used to go to. I was very pleased to be back there and found a piece of wood for mummy to throw for me! I was a bit of a pickle (mummy calls me that) I didn’t want to go back on the lead but mummy wasn’t in any hurry so we stayed a bit longer. Then I let mummy put me back on the lead to go home. We met a little dog as we left. He was friendly but was bothering me a bit so then mummy and I left!

Mummy says I was very good walking back. I was a bit tired and so didn’t pull at all!

Now I wonder if I’ll get a walk tomorrow? I think I heard mummy say that I would! I wonder where we’ll go this time!

Well thats all for today!

Hope you all have a happy Dulcie day out in the fresh Spring air!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Doggy Blog List

Hello Furry Friends,

Mummy has been helping me to make my blog pretty and full of fun things and most importantly blogs that we love! All my blogs are about animals! As well as the obvious doggy blogs I have cat blogs and mummy has even found a beautiful bunny blog! You see I have cats and a bunny in my family and I've already told you about my cat friend Shadow!

I have 2 cats in my family. Billy and Fluffy who are brother and sister and Dandelion my bunny! here are some pictures of them.



Dandelion with my puppy Bess!

Hmm yes! the one member of my family I've not mentioned! Believe it or not I am her mummy! I had 8 puppies last year! Oh boy where they hard work and I can't say I'm that happy to have Bess around! She is so annoying and takes my toys and destroys them! I also get less attention. If mummy calls me Bess comes too and sticks her nose in! But she's not all bad (don't tell her!) and we do play together often and make sure we find the smallest spot with the most feet to play in!! hehe!

Here is a picture of Bess now she is too big to get in the rabbit cage with Dandelion! silly pup!

Not too big to sit on her Mummy's knee though! No that's not my Mummy that's my Nana! That's my mummy's mummy who is Bess's mummy! ooh dear a bit confusing isn't it? But you see my Nana and Granddad love me so much that they couldn't bear the thought that Mummy might take me to live in our own home sometime and seeing how lovely and intelligent I am decided they wanted one of my pups! Bess was named even before she was made! But I have heard Mummy and Nana talk and they said that they wouldn't have put me through having puppies if they knew how hard it would be for me and that maybe they should have got an older rescue dog for Nana and Granddad as they are finding a puppy tough going! But they love us both very much and make sure we know it! They bring us home new toys often (as with Bess around they really don't last long) and gives us treats (bribery really to try and get us to be good) and lots of lovely cuddles! My Mummy, Nana and Granddad are the best in the whole world!!

So the other big thing for our pretty blog is that we have 2 fun buttons for you to play with. One feed lots of doggies in rescue centres and the other feeds little kitties. all you have to do is click on it, every day if you can, and answer a fun question. It doesn't matter if you get it wrong the animals still get fed! Mummy hasn't found one that feeds bunnies yet but if she does you can be sure we will put it on our blog too!

Well that's all for now!

Have a happy Dulcie Day!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

More about me!

Hello again.

I thought you might like to know some more about me and my family.

Although I am a sheep dog, I also make a good watch dog. The sofa in our lounge is right in front of the window so I can jump up and sit or lay on the windowsill and keep an eye on the house and, indeed, the whole stre
et! I make sure Mum and the family know when someone is at the door by barking loudly until they have gone or until they have come in and I have said hello by jumping up at them and wagging my tail wildly. Mum tells me off for the barking and jumping up but I take quite a lot of persuading to stop barking. I am better about jumping up and get down when mummy says to though.

However, being a watchdog is very tiring and so I sometimes fall asleep on the windowsill. Mummy says I look very cute asleep on the windowsill! Lots of people who walk past look twice at me sitting or sleeping there. They are very surprised to see such a big dog sitting on the windowsill, cats they are used to and even a small dog like a Westie or something, but not a collie!!

When I am not sleeping or watching the house I like to play and have loads of toys. Sometimes Granddad and Mummy play 'piggy in the middle' with one of my toys. I like that. It shows how clever I can be in outwitting them and getting the toy before they do. If I get the toy, I then do a 'Victory March', running through the house with the toy in my mouth before coming back and dropping it at Mummy or Granddads feet and so the game begins again.

I am very lucky as not only do I have a lovely family with Mummy, Nana and Grandad but we also have two cats called Billy and Fluffy and a rabbit called Dandelion. I love them all but they don't all seem to feel the same about me!! I just don't understand why. I love them and would never hurt them. Billy and I get on ok. He lets me sniff his bottom most of the time and after 2 years of having me around he is used to me and sometimes he even plays with me but he seems to get cross a lot and meows at me, I think to go away. Fluffy, though, seems to hate me!! She growls and spits at me if I so much as walk past her and often long before that. She is so noisy! Mummy and Nana often tell her off when I haven't done anything to her but she still keeps growling!! Dandelion is lovely but I don't get to spend anytime with her her because I chased her when she was little and Mummy thought it would be better if she and I weren't allowed in the same place at the same time. They don't seem to realise I was looking after her!!

I love going to auntie Karen's House. Do you remember I told you she has a Kitten called Shadow? He is wonderful. The best cat friend a doggy could have! He plays with me!! When I was there we played chase around the house and he gave me a ball of his to play with, unfortunately I broke it (oops!). I didn't mean too, honest. I guess my teet
h are stronger than his. When he got tired he would go and curl up somewhere and I would go and lie down near him. Mummy has photo's of him and me asleep on the cushions at the back of the sofa tail to tail!!

Well that all for now! I'll be back with more doggy news soon until then I wish you many happy 'Dulcie Days'

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Welcome to Dulcie Days - the Doggy Blog

Welcome to Dulcie Days!

I am Dulcie and Mum and I are doing this blog together.

I like going for walks all the time, although mummy will tell you I get tired. I love my Park (Williamson Park says Mum). There is so much space to run around and so much to see! There is always something new at the park, new smells, new sights, new days!!! Mum throws a ball for me with one of those funny thrower things. Have you seen them? They have a spoony thing at the end where the ball goes and a curved arm. Mum then puts it over her shoulder and throws it really hard and it goes a long way! I just love running after it!

When I get a bit tired I want to have a drink and something to cool me down and so I look for water. I love water! Because of the bad weather last year it only needs a little rain in the park for there to be load of lovely, MUDDY, puddles. They are just the best place for me to cool down but of course I then get really muddy and Mum goes 'Oh Dulcie!' but there is a laugh in her voice so I know she's not mad at me. On the way back to the car, though, she throws the ball into the lake and I jump in with a great big splash that draws a lot of attention from people around and they stand and laugh and watch as I do it time and again. I do love an audience but I also do it because I like making Mummy laugh and she likes it because, believe it or not, I come out all clean, with my white bits white!

Other places I like to go is the sea, (water again!) and visiting friends (see my friends list, Karen and her kitten Shadow are my best friends). Oh and new places are always fun! I like it when I can go off the lead and run free and where there's water so I can go swimming. (Surprise, surprise)

When we get home from our walks I am hungry and tired. Mummy gets me a bowl of food which I eat and then I find somewhere to curl up or stretch out and sleep. I have many places I like to sleep. Sometimes I sleep next to mummy on the sofa or, if Nana or Granddad aren't in the room, I curl up on one of their chairs. If I'm really tired (and I think mummy needs a rest too) I drop a big hint by taking myself off upstairs to bed. I sleep on Mummy's bed with her so if I get there first I can try to take up the whole (double) bed!

Oh my word! (Mummy says that!) Is that the time? I have chattered on! (but then I am good at that! Mum calls me a chatterbox!) I hope you have enjoyed my chatterings and will come and visit again soon.

Remember, If you want a Dulcie Day then get out there in the fresh air, have a walk and lots of fun!!

Bye for now

Dulcie xxx