Hello people, Mouse here.
Sunday was our October Coffee Morning, and it was a fun one!
In attendance were Lotti, Sunshine, Tiny, Tuppence and Myself with our Staffs, and then along came not one, not two, but four Italian Greyhounds! For those not in the know, they are known colloquially as iggys, and they are tiny compared with Me! Aunty Tracey brought Rocco and Zoë and Uncle Gavin and Aunty Jules brought Pecorino and Paolo. Amazingly, everyone was very well behaved and polite, there was no barking (I’m looking at you, Lotti) or growling or snapping, and no one was too nervous or uncomfortable, so a very interesting session all round.
All the Staffs were doing a lot of talking (and definitely not quite enough handing out of treats, if you ask me), and there was bacon and puppaccinos for those who wanted it, plus that nasty coffee stuff for the Staffs.
It was a nice change to go to the Beachfront Restaurant instead of the Lagoon Café. There was lots of space for us all to sprawl out, and of course, after coffees, the best part of all – off-leash walkies on the beach!
None of the Staffs were quick enough to record it on camera, but Tiny decided very early in the proceedings to take a full-immersion ocean plunge, closely followed by Sunshine! Lotti and I and Tuppence do not care to get so wet, so we merely paddled. And then I challenged Sunshine to a race up the beach once the Staffs had removed our leads. Lotti and Tiny are not really quite safe to let off-leash (at least for now), so they stayed back, but I enjoyed myself!
At this point the iggys and their Staffs had gone home already, but I’m pretty sure they would not have offered me much of a race, they are very small and delicate, our Italian cousins.
Mum says she has added the iggys to the Members page, and we all hope they’ll join us again at another future Coffee Morning. For reference, November’s is on Sunday 6th and December’s (and our Christmas party!) is on 11th December.
We are hosting Tiny and Sunshine for a few days while Uncle Will and Aunty Simone take a well-earned break, and I’m looking forward to that, it will be a novel experience not to be an Only Doggo. They all came round after the Coffee Morning to ensure that fences were high enough,
racetrack backyard was large enough and there was enough room for everyone’s beds. All was well, so I’m looking forward to welcoming them next Sunday morning. Tiny is still quite nervous, poor chap, so I shall do my best to make him feel comfortable and safe. I suspect the only problem I’ll have with Sunshine is keeping her out of my bowl and off my bed! She’s a lovely girl, though, and peaceful, relaxed company.
I needed a very large nap after all the excitement. Must take advantage of the wide variety of beds to choose from while I have the chance. Once the others are here, I’ll have to be polite and share…
Till next time,