Winnie is a Parson Russell Terrier and is currently 8 years old. She is a lovely dog but, like all females, can be quite tetchy when touched in the wrong place at the wrong time!
Ozzie is also a Parson Russell Terrier and is currently approaching 2 years old. He has a lovely character but is extremely naughty.
About the dogs
Ozzie is the youngest, coming up to 2 years old in February. Winnie is now 8. Both love being in the garden and both are totally fascinated by water. They spend hours around the edge of the formal top pond and hours paddling in the lower wildlife pond. These can turn into rather a chaotic affairs if they spot a frog or newt but Ozzie is a champion at pulling out pond weed for me… Winnie, although she loves the water, also loves lying in the sun. Despite having a lawn and 2 decks for her to rest on she is always insistent on lying on freshly turned soil. Some open days there is such a bare patch I have to put a sign up to tell people it is this year’s ‘dog sun bed’. At least she is consistent and although each year is different she tends to make just one spot per annum thank goodness. Ozzie is still young enough to be intrigued by everything that goes on. Dig a hole and he’ll give a paw, get the hose out and I live in fear of being arrested for water-boarding a dog and as for mowing the lawn, the lawn mower turns into a monster for both dogs to chase and bark at. It is at this point they are dragged, yelling, back into the house and behind a closed door.
Widget is my friend Chris’ dog. She is a Shizhu Maltese cross with a bit of a few others too. Dread to think what her mother was thinking of at the time…. She is two months younger than Ozzie and they are inseparable. Unfortunately Winnie is not as enamoured of her as Ozzie so we have to be a bit careful when they are all together else the female hormones tend to go into overdrive and all hell breaks out. She may look cute and lovely but she has a really naughty streak to her, not only in the house where she likes to paint the carpets with permanent marker pens but outside too. Her favourite plant appears to be Lychnis for some reason but she certainly won’t turn her back on a dried out allium head which she loves to shred to pieces – preferably inside…..
Widget is a ShiTzu / Maltese / goodness knows what else cross and is totally in love with Ozzie. She is only two months younger than him so they get on like a house on fire