23 Weeks



House Training …….. 100%%%%  AT LAST!!!!

Things I shouldn’t have eaten……..

Fire Lighters!! – Unfortunately as it was the first BBQ of the season we put the wood and charcoal on the floor and decided to clean the BBQ first…….with hindsight this wasn’t a great plan!!! We spent the next 30 mins crawling around the garden collecting spat out peices of fire lighter and then weighing the pieces to work out how much had been eaten… Luckily it turned out hardly any had been eaten, so no trip to the vets to make her sick!!

More pieces of the trampoline!!

Tom’s  Sandwiches

(unfortunately the cat is a good teacher, and teaching the art of eating left out ham, cheese and butter!)

Cat food

Cat Training!

The cat as I said before will eat any thing and everything (we feel she is infact a Labrador disguised as a cat!) so is teaching the dog to pinch anything…… hopefully the dog may turn out to be better trained than the cat.

We are convinced the cat is learning to sit on command with the dog, but will video and let you decide!!






22 Weeks


Haytor Dartmoor..Check out my new collar!

Things I have learnt not to do this week………..

  • Don’t eat all of the yellow heads from the Daffodils = Getting shouted at
  • Don’t eat sausage shaped pieces of soil = Vomiting
  • Don’t try to dig the carpet up = More shouting


House training

If you don’t count Tuesday 100% If you do count Tuesday 3 wee accidents! BUT no poo’s all week.

Cat Time

IMG_7356 Cat and dog still getting on!! Ebony may need to be aware of how much bigger she is getting, and posssibly play a little more gently, BUT the cat cat keeps coming back for more!!


We have started to master down! and recall is still good, starting to work at a little more control away from where we are standing, but I think this may take time!!



21 Weeks


Our true labrador colours are starting to show now. Food is starting to play a big part in the day! Not only can we get our paws on the cats table to eat her food, we have learnt this week we can infact jump on the table to help reach completly everything (photo of deed still not acheived yet, but I expect will follow!)

House Training

… 2 small accidents this week, unfortunately one was on the stairway carpet, because someone left the stair gate open, and I was very excited!!

General Training

I am starting to calm down enough to slowly master down. Unfortunately up until recently even though sit had been mastered, everything was so exciting after sit, that puppy brain made it impossible to listen to any other command!!

Things I shouldn’t have learned!!

Eating the trampoline, even though it makes a great game, is something I need to stop doing asap!! IMG_2080……………..IMG_2072



We were really surprised to find young tics in Ebony’s coat after a walk through a small park in the middle of Torquay. Ebony is treated with a Tick repellent, so hopefully they wouldn’t have attached. Ticks as well as giving a nasty bite can spread Lymes disease, and Babesia…….so be on the look out!!!!



19 and 20 weeks


On Holiday!!  The Menai Straits.

Our first holiday. We (the dog and us!) survived our first long car trip. 6 hours in the car, punctuated by 2 hourly wee breaks, although some gaps between the breaks were a little longer, done to the fact at times it would have been quicker to walk up the M6 than sat in static traffic!! We had no whining (except from the children!) and no accidents.

House training – Only one accident in a week, which we were very impressed with!

What we have done….We have discovered National Trust properties with beautiful dog friendly gardens. Ebony would get a lovely long walk, then was happy to stay in the car, while we explored the house. Both children and dog happy!

Walks on the beachIMG_1932 Ebony’s had a great time playing on the beach with lots of people to keep her occupied. The beaches were empty allowing some off the lead running, which she loved and demonstrated great recall.

What we have learnt this week…..

The cat is my friend….IMG_1925and was very happy to see me when I got back from holiday.

I shouldn’t eat a whole loaf of bread as it made me very sick!!!!IMG_1967