Day 1076 Happy Mother’s Day (UK) and the Scottish Dog Behaviourist heads off on a working holiday 🚐🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🐶

So yes, today is Mother’s Day in the UK. Here are some photos of my lovely Mum.

I’m not going over to see her today but we’re meeting for a shopping expedition in a few weeks.

I was really sad and tearful this morning.

First of all I was just tired. I stayed up until 11.20pm last night watching Line of Duty…. Only to find it wasn’t the last episode as I thought it had been. I couldn’t keep my eyes open by then!! Then wide awake at 5.30am. So only 6 hours sleep on the one day a week I can actually get a lie in. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😂

I feel really bad I’m not going over to see Mum today but there was too much going on this weekend for me to think straight and organise anything.

Also I was never able to become a mum…. Now in all honesty, let’s not pretend that it isn’t by far the best outcome for us. We often look at each other and say how glad we are that life turned out the way that it did, but that doesn’t erase the years of trying, knowing there was nothing wrong with either of us. It just wasn’t meant to be.

Instead we have the Three Amigos and Craig has his wonderful business as a result. Here they are today….

So we took them out for a walk really early on today.

It’s actually a really lovely mild morning.

We headed up to Craig’s Mum’s for 11am and had this amazing spread!!!

French toast with crispy bacon, fruit and maple syrup, was amazing!

It was lovely to see them both and Douglas’ sister and son who were over visiting. A lovely brunch and catch up.

So the Scottish Dog Behaviourist has found himself with a couple of days off work, unexpectedly, so is making the most of it and heading up north of Fort William, with Bhruic, to have some much needed R&R but also to start filming some training videos in some stunning Scottish locations. That was a very long sentence. 🙊

Here’s Bhru all secure in her harness ready for the journey north.

I feel like this next one needs a caption. We were just having a last minute cuddle. 😆

Her eyes 👀 😂

And here he is all set for the off. Eventually. After he’d gone back into the house about 3 times. 🤦🏻‍♀️ why can men never leave the house once?!? Sorry broad brush generalisation there!

Keek Bhru!

So I have an “empty” as we say in Scotland.

You do know my “party” means lots is silence, a tidy bathroom and kitchen and a whole lot of SILENCE….. bliss!

Of course you also know I do miss them both a wee bit already. 😂

Calaidh, Freya and I settled down in the sun for a coffee and a tennis ball throwing session.

The sun didn’t last long sadly. So back indoors to clean said kitchen and bathroom (how can he leave such a mess in the bathroom?!? Hopes he has so signal to read this?!?!) I’ve hung a washing, cooked a chicken (thanks to my lovely mother-in-law… affectionately known as maw law!), got the fire going (finally) and lit the candles for a cosy evening in.

Sadly there is no one to bring me snacks tonight….. but we do have CLEAN BED to look forward to!

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️