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A little guest

A few days before Christmas, T drove up to Yorkshire to collect my mum and her Yorkie Cindy.

My mum lives on her own, and the plan was for her to spend Christmas and New Year with us. She had suffered a heart attack in October, and although she had said she was OK, I though a bit of TLC would do her good.

Obviously my TLC wasn’t too good ๐Ÿ˜ฎ as in the early hours of Christmas day she was taken into our local hospital with breathing difficulties.

She stayed in all day, had a lovely Christmas dinner, and a christmas gift from ‘santa nurse’

T ended up cooking dinner for the rest of the family, I dashed back home to eat with them about 5pm, and at 8pm we collected her and brought her home.ย I think she was probably trying to avoid my cooking ๐Ÿ˜‰

New Years Eve, and we were back at the hospital. Her condition was gradually getting worse, and rather than send her back home to Yorkshire to be treated, which while she hadn’t been too ill had been the original plan, they have now decided she needed treating here.

So Little Sal, who now doesn’t look so little, and Jasp have a ‘friend’ stopping with them.


This is Cindy, she is twelve years old, or so we think as mum was told she was seven when she adopted her in September 2007. She is lacking a few front teeth, hence she can’t keep her tongue in her mouth.

She has now become one of the ‘gang’, she strides out on the walks alongside S&J, her little legs going ten to the dozen.

It’s no mean feat walking three different sized dogs on flexi leads, at times I feel like I’m maypole dancing, passing the leads from one hand to the next, over my head and twisting underneath.

Today we decided to take them for a walk on the Lickey Hills.


The car park to ourselves, for some reason, all the other cars had parked on the lower car park.


The view from just in front of where I’d parked. The white buildings are the Longbridge car factory. Once the home of Austin Rover cars, but now owned by Nanjing a Chinese automobile company.


Zooming in with my rather meagre zoom, the city of Birmingham can be seen on the horizon.

IMG_3760T with the ‘gang’ on one of the many tracks across the Lickey Hills.

IMG_3768T the Pied Piper, as all three wait expectantly for a biscuit.

IMG_3771There must be something very interesting on this fence ๐Ÿ˜†

IMG_3772Another track across the hills.

IMG_3777Cindy watching the world wiz by on the way home.


9 thoughts on “A little guest

  1. Longbridge Chinese? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Once it was the Japanese taking over the world/UK economically, now it’s the Chinese.

    Yes LS definitely looks big compared to Cindy. And what has she got her eye on? I see J is his usual smiley self ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love that track across the hills, looks absolutely beautiful.

    How far away is it from where you live?

    • The Lickeys Hill are only about ten miles away, I ought to go there more often, but they do get very crowded on a nice day with their proximity to Birmingham.

  2. aw, little Cindy, with her little toothless smile. What a cutie. Sal is definitely not Little Sal standing next to her.
    hope your mum does better soon. how nice that you are able to take care of Cindy in the meantime.
    and what a lovely walk! your maypole dance description made me chuckle. can just imagine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, my mum is improving daily and hopefully she’ll be able to return to Yorkshire non the worse for her ordeal.
      Cindy’s a sweet little soul, so obedient easy to look after and S & J have just accepted her ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mum, in a way it was probably better for it to happen there than at her home as you were there to provide support?

    Lovely views on that walk which seems vaguely familar to me, I think I may also have been there many years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good job you have the Disco to transport all the dogs in!

    • Thank you for your good wishes ๐Ÿ™‚
      The view is over a golf course, and yes, a lovely walk, though it can be extremely busy with fine weather walkers on a good day.
      LOL, the Disco has always been a dogmobile ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. I’m still catching up on posts, and happy to hear your mum is on the improve – better for her to have been there with you than on her own. Better for Cindy too, she looks quite happy with her extended family. She has a wonderful face and stance ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing another lovely space… I’m back to my early morning walks this morning, after a couple of weeks off and on back in the city… space calls before I hit the office.

    • Thank you ED ๐Ÿ™‚
      Cindy is a feisty little thing, typical terrier I guess.
      Enjoy your early morning walks, I know what you mean about open space, it must set you up before a day at work.

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