A lovely sunny morning and the smiley lady took me out early as she has a big yellow monster on the drive and she seems to be emptying the contents of the house into it. I’m keeping out of the way! Up poo alley we spied the trees breaking out in leaf and I pretended I didn’t see a young grouse ahead of me running on the path as I didn’t want to upset her.
When we got to St George’s, Preshute I spied a strange creature in the tree perhaps lost. I hope it will be reunited with its small owner before Easter!
The smiley lady went to great lengths to plant potatoes in her new raised beds. I soon realised this was not a game and that I wasn’t to dig up the treasure and ‘fetch’. Now there’s netting over them. Presumably to keep someone off. Next doors rabbits?
Out for our late afternoon stroll yesterday ‘what’s that coming over the hill is it a monster?’ No Rolo. It’s a tractor. No wonder the birds are flocking round the newly turned earth!
Well did ya miss me?! Spent the week with a golden retriever having lots of fun on new territory whilst the smiley lady went to Crete. Not much of a tan! I think she missed me though.
Great to be back on my territory… There’s a lapwing on the now ploughed field..the distinctive cry of ‘pee-wit’ and the aerial acrobatics! Blossoms out in the hedgerow.
This afternoon we planted some veg seeds in the strange dirt boxes in the back garden. I wanted to help with the covering with soil but she kept shouting at me and has wrapped the boxes in cling film and netting. I will be very surprised if anything grows! Oh and apparently she doesn’t want me watering it.
Well today I sat in the car again and heard the smiley lady mention my name a few times in Binsted school where she was telling the children about my new book. I sat still, and didn’t set the car alarm off and was rewarded by meeting my fans in the playground.
On the way home we stopped at Ludgershall Castle and I found a cowslip. By the way that’s a dead leaf next to the flower not what you may think it is!! All for now, Rolo x
Today I had a lovely romp on Hungerford Common…I found a tree to play fetch with but the smiley lady said it would be like tossing the caber. See what you think. Then we went to Woodborough Primary School where the children know her as the dragon lady from a previous visit..well now she’s the dog lady haha. I got bored sitting in the car..I could hear her telling the children about me so I started jumping around and set the beeper thingy off! Oops! Well my ploy worked as she came and carried me to the open doorway and my fans were chanting Ro-lo Ro-lo and I did my angel wing pose and basked in the adoration. Then I found myself bundled back in the car. A nice romp on Pewsey Downs on the way home though…it’s a dogs life…
So I woke up in the warmth of Mothering Sunday sunshine on the sofa in the conservatory where I had been snoozing after lunch. There was my iPhone in my face…Rolo was trying to take a selfie with his Mum!!
What he really wanted was a walk though and look what we spied today! More Spring colour and the heady scent that assures us Winter is over.
Rolo finds Spring colour whilst out walking…
So Rolo decided to help with digging the new vegetable beds and dug out the compost bin too. But then he ran indoors with very muddy paws!!
Here’s Rolo’s radio interview…he follows on from Robbie Williams about 46mins into the podcast. You can hear the first couple of paragraphs of The Secret Adventures of Rolo being read with sound effects! No expense spared by the BBC!!
Well what a week it’s been!! Suddenly am famous. Am recognised in the street and cheered in schools. Suddenly my secret is out and everyone know’s I’m the rescued dog that has the ability to time travel and blog! Waiting for an improvement in my food now am earning my keep…perhaps the odd steak…but no..same old dog biscuits. I was told that one of my new fans dressed up as yours truly for World Book Day at school last Thursday – now that’s really cool!
Thought you might like to see my first selfie. The smiley lady told me I was holding the iphone too close but my paws only reach so far….what to do. Am thinking of starting a line of t-shirts with the slogan WWRD? What Would Rolo Do?….what do you think?!
I have been allowed into a couple of schools; Norwood in Eastleigh, Wingfield nr Trowbridge and today I heard my name being chanted all along the playground fence and some new fans queued up to greet me in Figheldean. I love the attention. I really enjoyed my book launch at St Peter’s redundant church in Marlborough (very fitting as it features in my book) and on Saturday 15th March you can meet me in Devizes Books between 1000 and 1200 and the following Saturday 22nd at Faux Arts in Pewsey – there you can even paint me apparently!! Do bring me a doggy biscuit but don’t let the smiley lady see…she thinks am getting a bit porky. Well I only walk as far as YOU smiley lady….now the weather’s improving there really is no excuse!
Oh, nearly forgot to mention; was on BBC Radio Wiltshire on Tuesday afternoon…someone read the beginning of The secret Adventures of Rolo and added sound effects. Awesome!!
Had a shock when I went up the alleyway to my field – someone’s cut both hedges right down to their stumps. When the smiley lady saw the heavy duty gardening equipment arrive earlier in the day she told the men to mind the blackbirds and robins – well their hedges have GONE though I presume they will grow back now the new fences have been erected. The smiley lady was most distraught. Presumably the birds have found new homes, before they started laying their eggs….
All for now – this famous pup needs his beauty sleep….