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Arik

Dear Cherry

Thank you for telling me all about your Yule and Christmas celebrations. Humans are funny aren't they?

Bring trees into the house, get presents for each other and bulk buy lots of food like the world is about to end. And for what? A roast dinner? They don't usually make this much fuss for a Sunday roast.

Anyway, I'm not complaining about the presents part because I got some too! Mummy let's me rip the wrapping paper off myself and then take my new toy to my favourite rug by the back door. It didn't take me long to pull the stuffing out and strew it all over the floor, but Mummy didn't mind. She never minds when I wreck my toys. She's a very understanding Mummy.

Arik

It's certainly getting colder outside now isn't it Cherry. I have to wear my big, thick, purple coat for my walks now. It's not so bad when it's sunny and we are in a sheltered spot, but if it's a bit windy, or if the clouds are coming over, it feels really cold.

Arik

The other day when Mummy and I were walking along the revetment the tide was in.

As it was quite windy, the waves were crashing over the wall. Mummy just looked at me and said "Looks like we have to time the waves just right today sweetheart. Shall we make a run for it?" I wagged my tail at her because it sounded like fun. It was! Mummy waited until the waves went away from the wall a bit and then told me to run. We ran together along the path to where Mummy could see the path was dry on the other side. We made it just in time to hear the waves crashing back over the wall behind us. It was lovely to run beside Mummy, she can go quite fast for a human,

I was impressed.

Arik

Mummy has hung some funny looking food in Nanny's apple tree. She says it's for the birds because it's Winter time and the local wildlife needs help to survive. I'm so glad we have nice warm houses and soft comfy beds to sleep in Cherry. I don't think I'd like to live outside like the birds Mummy is feeding. Being in kennels was bad enough.

Arik

Talking of comfy beds, I think I'll go for a snooze in mine now. I hope you've enjoyed my latest news.

With lots of Love & Licks,
Arik xxx

Meet The Author...
Sara Mortimer
Who Am I?

Born and raised in Guernsey, Channel Islands, my first job when I left school was a Veterinary Nurse. However after 5 years of unsociable hours and being on emergency call, I moved into office work.

I was a Legal Secretary for the most part, but also enjoyed being a PA to the Chief Officer and Minister for Health & Social Services. I now live on the Isle of Wight where I work in a supermarket.

From early childhood I have always had pets. Over the years have been blessed to love two budgerigars, a hamster, a rabbit and eight cats (not all at once). Arik is my first dog and the bond we have is stronger than anything I have ever known.

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