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Arik

Here is my tenth weekly blog post to share with you all.

Dear Cherry,

The leaves are finally starting to fall off the trees here and this means lots of interesting sniffs buried under a crunchy layer of autumn loveliness! Mummy enjoys watching me snuffle around, although she does keep an eye on me to make sure I don't decide to eat anything I shouldn't.

Despite there being a chill in the air, it's still not cold enough for me to need a coat yet. Mummy isn't wearing a coat yet either and as the Greyhound rule is "If the human needs a coat, the hound needs a coat" we are both still happy to go out without one.

I can't believe it's nearly the end of October already. Seems like only yesterday we were on holiday in your house! Where has the year gone?

You know what the end of October means don't you Cherry? Halloween! Mummy asked her Facebook friend who makes hound collars to craft me a new one in Halloween colours. It's black, orange and purple. It's very smart indeed and has a sparkly moon and star charm to go with my tag that says "I belong to a Witch".

Arik

I'm very proud of my collar and people admire it when they stop to chat to us during our walks.

Talking of witches, did you see the big, bright full moon last week? Mummy said it was a Supermoon which is something to do with it appearing to be larger and closer than normal. Anyway, during the night of the full moon I was quite restless, so Mummy got up to let me out in the garden to play. As it was a beautiful clear night, Mummy put on her long, thick dressing gown and came outside in the garden with me. Trouble was, she somehow managed to walk head first into a huge cobweb!

Arik

Next thing she was dancing around all over the place thrashing her arms around, slapping herself in the face, shaking her hair and wafting the bottom half of her dressing gown around. I thought it was a new game, so I ran around her doing zoomies! It was great fun to dance with Mummy. Mummy said her behaviour will have done nothing to dispel the myths about witches dancing under a full moon, which makes me wonder why she did it. Still, at least she had some clothes on! I think it may have had something to do with the big cobweb, but I'm not sure.

I'm not keen on cobwebs either, they tickle my face and make me sneeze but they don't make me dance like Mummy did.

Arik

Well I'll have a snooze now as I've just come back from a long walk down the disused railway line behind our house, and I'm feeling a bit tired.

Arik

Hope to hear from you soon.

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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