Hi my name is Barty and I’m a black Lab, I live at Cross Farm and we have a holiday cottage called The Byre. This blog descibes what happened when they started to build it, enjoy….
“Over the past few months I noticed that the rabbits and ducks have gone from the old barn and now men with machines have started digging up the garden and knocking down the old place. Wander what’s going on?!
Six months later.
Now I get it, they’re building a house out of what’s left of the barn, I wander whose going to live there, looks very nice, perhaps it’s for me and Jenna (a colley, spaniel cross who we adopted from the Dogs Trust to keep me company). Must say looks rather smart if it’s just for us!
Today a massive digger dug out the old pond where I used to chase the ducks, you wouldn’t believe how many frogs came out of there and the size of them, I reckon they eat ducks!
Me and Jenna are having a great time sneaking down to the new building site where the men leave their lunch and helping ourselves, they try to catch us but they’re way too slow!
I must say the old barn looks fantastic now that it’s all done up and they have managed to keep the old round pillars, which helps us remember the old place.
Inside they have made it into three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room and a lounge! How did they manage that out of our old barn and it looks great.
Still don’t get whose going to live there perhaps Dads using it to get away from all us kids (apart from me and Jenna, there are three children Olivia, Sam and Alex plus four cats, Monty (the boss) his brother Louise and two girls, Angus (I know bit weird ) and Martha. We all get on really well, although Jenna still thinks it’s funny to chase the girls, she wouldn’t do it Monty. The first night Jenna came home from the Dogs Trust, she tried to play with Monty, who thought he’d better make sure Jenna knew who was boss, Monty lashed out and sliced right through Jenna’s eye lid, she was ok but soon learnt who was boss!
Six months later
Well the new barn is finally finished and looks great. Now I know what it’s for – other people turned up with suit cases and moved in but only for a week. Mum and Dad obviously don’t know them but they seemed quite nice and they brought a dog with them, a gorgeous blond retriever, what a babe!
Soon as we heard them arrive Jenna and I bolted down to greet them, they were a bit shocked at first but I quickly smelt the chocolate in the car and dived in to help myself whilst Jenna distracted the adults with “Oh aren’t I cute” act.
Frightened the hell out the cute blonde but she soon took to my charm and was rolling around the floor within minutes!
Dad came down and grabbed me and was apologising for my unruly behaviour whilst I got to know the blond retriever a bit better.
Just to make them feel at home I did my “tail between my legs round and round” dance the bitches love it!
Anyway they made their way inside and stayed for the week and seem to have time. I popped down a few times to check out their barbeque and what was left in the bins, well a dogs got to do what a dogs got to do…..!”