Sirius visits Sanrosscot!

Hi Sirius here. Well after my lovely stay with Bumpy and all his friends I made my way over to Northern Ireland to join Sandra for a couple of days before heading back for Keira's retiral show. The Hilton Templepatrick is very nice and I got to meet Bob, who has been helping Sandra and her colleagues with their training.
The next day we went out driving, I didn't really get to see much - they were driving too fast!!! We did stop at a nice place for lunch though, and the sun was shining as well.
On Friday it was test day for the guys, Sandra was very nervous but I calmed her down, gave her some good wise words and SHE PASSED, I was pleased for her. The training was at the Police Service Northern Ireland Training Centre

and they have loads of different cars there. I even had a go on the skid pan!!.

Friday evening it was back to Sussex where I met the guys, they are very bouncy!!! We went off to training club with Glen and met more of his friends, they are a very friendly lot and they seem to have good fun there.
We got up very early on the Saturday to go to the dog show, the dogs were very excited 'cos they haven't been to a show for a while. When we got there I showed Keira the cake I had decorated for her

I think she liked it. We took the cake round to Sandra's friend Di's car and I cut the cake and we all had a bit - YUMMY!!

After that I had a wander round the show, there are some very smart dogs there competing for some lovely prizes

I even stopped fora spot of lunch at the best catering facility - Shaylers.

While I was at Sandra's we went for a lovely walk down by the beach, it was very beautiful as the sun was shining and we all had a great time playing frisbee.

I had a rest on a bench overlooking the sea.

and then posed for a group shot

I even found some time to do some cardmaking, Sandra has a LOT of craft stuff!!

I had a look through some magazines to get some inspiration.
and then got stuck in ...

I also had a photo shoot for some extra special cards which you can bid for in the auction on The Refuge.

I had a nice time hear and am heading to Chasta next, I wonder what I will be doing there......?
If you would like me to visit sometime in the New Year just contact my secretary ( to see when I am free to have an adventure with you.
Love, Sirius Dogstar x


Read Users' Comments (0)

A visit to Derbyshire with Wendy and co

Sirius arrived at the House of Bumpy Jake a few days before we were all about to leave for our holiday in the Derbyshire Peak District. We were booked into the House of Correction, which initially worried Sirius, but once I explained that it was an old building where bad people were sent, but now a holiday home, he relaxed a little.
Bumpy and Sirius got to know each other, in preparation for becoming travelling companions. Sirius had a couple of days to chill out before our long journey

When we arrived at the House of Correction, we found an open fire, so seeing as it was getting a little chillly, a fire was soon roaring in the grate. Sirius was particularly keen on the fire, warming his furry little body but taking care not to get too close and burn his fur.
Having been warmed by the fire, Sirius entertained us all as he tinkled the ivories, although being a chap of limited height, he needed a little help reaching the keys....

After all that warming and piano playing, Sirius decided relaxation was needed and got comfy on the sofa...

And chilled with the boys, Toblie and Beenz. Sirius was most pleased with how colour co-ordinated they all were.

After a lie in on the Sunday morning, Sirius was off on an adventure - in a Cable Car at the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath. Even though the cars seemed an awfully long way up from the car park, Sirius, the intrepid traveller and adventurer, was looking forward to this new experience

Sirius, once safely seated , enjoyed the fantastic views from the car.

Once the summit had been reached, it was time for well earned refreshments, in the form of a latte and a sausage roll.

Batteries recharged, Sirius explored the Heights and stopped to wave at passing travellers.

The next day, after having had a relaxing evening, Sirius joined the dogs for a walk at Calke Abbey. Sirius, being short on legs compared to his companions preferred to be carried, but stopped to enjoy a latte. Again.

On Tuesday Sirius went to visit Chatsworth House. There was a lot to see at Chatsworth, so before further exploring, Sirius thought a much needed coffee break was in order. With a sausage roll

Coffee break over, it was time to explore. As Sirius is such a brave little traveller, he was not alarmed by the rather scary looking statues.

Despite an intensive search, Sirius could not find the mini-bar, so instead stopped in the Dining Hall to read a menu from 1933. He decided that if the menu was good enough for a King, he would not be put off by the lack of a mini-bar.

In the Marble Gallery, Siruis struck some poses of his own, although felt his efforts were a tad more lifelike than the stone exhibits on display.....

Posing can be very tiring, so Sirius found himself a sofa and took a quick rest.

Revived from the sofa-rest, it was time to explore the grounds, although Sirius wasn't sure how far he'd be washed away if all that water overflowed!

On Wednesay, it was off to Melton Mowbray to visit Der Loj, before Mrs Oook moved.

Sirius was happy to visit the rehoming block but didn't want to hang around for too long in case he found himself in a kennel.

Time for one last wistful stare at the paddock, a place where so many rescued Lurchers and Greyhounds had enjoyed themselves

Hang on! Mrs Oook had a packing box with Sirius's name on it! Eeeek!

Rescued from being moved to Northampton, Sirius visited Hardwick Old Hall. It was closed though.

After the brief visit to Hardwick, Sirius went on to Clumber Park.

Preferring coffee to walking, Sirius stopped for a latte. Yet again.

His holiday in the Peak District was nearing its end, but Sirius wasn't sad as he met up with friends for a walk at Carsington Water. He found a rather odd shed type building but sadly there wasn't any coffee.

After the disappointment of no coffee break at Carsington, Sirius found refreshment after the walk when he and his friends all went back to the House of Correction for a spot of lunch.

I had a wonderful time with Wendy in Derbyshire, perhaps i could come visit you?
Contact for detaills.


Read Users' Comments (0)

Sirius visits Annie in Northumberland

After a veerrryy long drive in the car (with lots of coffee and biccy stops) we arrived in Northumberland. It appeared that I was going to get a birds eye view during my travels as Annie had recently had an op and her sling made a perfect place for me to ride in!

I didn't get to ride a horse in Angelsey with Jackysian so I decided a ride on this greyhound might be fun..... it did get a bit scary at one point but I am a brave dog and came away with no injuries ( could have done with a stiff drink though!)

We went to visit Hadrians Wall and seeing as it was a roman remain I decided to dress accordingly Even when the big black hound tried to eat me I saw her off

There were lots of castles around, this one in the distance was Banburugh Castle. We didn't go in as they don't allow dogs :( but the beach nearby was fun as the hounds ran around like loonies!

Keilder water was huge and it was bloomin' cold. Apart from a quick photo call I stayed warm and out of the wind.

Lastly I must introduce you to two new friends I met. This is Spot and Teddy and they belong to Annies son and they travel everywhere with him, we were soon swopping travel stories snuggled by the fire or watching the birds out of the window like we are doing here.

Annie says....
"It was fun to meet you Sirius, hope you can travel again with us"
If you would like to have Sirius come visit email his social seceretary to discuss dates!


Read Users' Comments (0)