Unfortunately August started off on a sad note; on Oscar’s last walk, myself and my Mum came across a neighbour (call her A) out in the rain, she had recently been informed, by another neighbour (call them B), that someone had seen a dog, who belongs to another neighbour (call him D – I’m sure you can guess why) who lives at the end of the street, holding a black cat in it’s mouth. The person who saw this tried to get the dog to drop the cat but was unable to, and the dog ran off. The question was left with whose cat it had been, neighbour A or neighbour B. I found out that this dog had previously killed another one of her cats last year, and was believed to had killed her rabbit too. I do not hold the dog accountable for this because he has been trained as a hunting dog – which is best not to get me started on, hunting for sport is never acceptable in my opinion. So not only has this owner trained his dog to hunt and kill, but he often goes out with it, and if he cannot get it to return to him, he leaves it to find it’s own way home – leaving it to wander through residential areas having just recently been hunting! So it’s no surprise that he has killed peoples pets before. I cannot begin to explain my true hatred for a man that would firstly hunt, secondly leave a hunting dog to it’s own devices, thirdly know that his dog has killed peoples pets before and still left it to roam alone. He simply couldn’t care less, both about his own dogs welfare and that of anyone else’s beloved pets, and it sickens me.
I spent around 2 hours that rainy night walking my estate with neighbour A, hoping to find her cat unharmed, or at least find her and be able to take her to the vets if needs be, only to find out the next morning that it had indeed been her cat that the dog had killed as neighbour B’s cat had arrived home safely the next morning. I can’t bear to think about how my neighbour feels, or what the cat experienced, and the only comfort I could think of is that with the dog being a hunting dog, hopefully the death would have been very quick (obviously I did not say this to my her) – but what kind of miserable comfort is that. So, whilst I hope anyone reading this would never be this thoughtless, do not hunt and do not let dogs roam off-lead if they are a threat.
During that first week we took my Dad for a belated birthday meal, we do this almost every year. You can see my outfit of the day post for that here.
My sister and I took a trip to Ikea this month – what’s not to love. I bought some new bedding. Oscar approved of the cushions 🙂 I also bought some cacti with the intention of building myself a terrarium, which I then did later in the month, you can see that post here. I love it.
On the 10th we went to our local lake, you can see the full post for that here. But I’m going to include some of my favourite photos again. Just because.
💜 This month I hit 100 followers which I am very excited and grateful about 🙂 As I’ve said before, I have really loved the last few months of blogging and everything that it involves. So thank you to everyone who has followed! It really does mean a lot. 💜
I took a slightly spontaneous trip to a seaside town this month, and got very lucky with the weather. You can see the full post about that day trip here.
Bright side of rain – rainbows.
My eldest Sister bought herself and her kids a rabbit and hamster this month; so you can bet your bottom dollar I was round at her house asap.
One of Oscar’s best friends was my neighbours rabbit, they used to kiss noses through the fence, so I was hopeful he’d take to Toby (the rabbit – love that name by the way). I started off slow, keeping Oscar on lead etc, but it became apparent quite quickly than Oscar wasn’t going to be aggressive, and Toby wasn’t phased by Oscar. We had them on the floor together, with Oscar sniffing Toby’s bum, and Toby hopping between Oscars legs. They would separate and do their own thing and then come back and touch faces.
The next day I took my other Sister’s kids round to visit, again Oscar and the rabbit were perfectly happy around each other, however, Oscar finally took a real notice of the hamster. As Schnauzers are ratters, and Oscar’s never meet a hamster before, I was much more cautious. He wasn’t barking or being aggressive, but he would stare at her very intently with his tail wagging in that tight, violent manner. Whilst I think it’s fair to say him and the rabbit will get on fine, he’s not going to be allowed near the hamster without very cautious and observant eyes on him, (I’d obviously always watch him with the rabbit too, but I trust him less with the hamster).
Near the end of the month I visited Primark, I haven’t been in ages so I was really happy to be back among those clothing racks. You can see that haul here. I was also happily surprised by all the clothing/accessory items that had bees on them – supporting Manchester and all those affected by that awful terrorist attack in Manchester back in May. 🐝💛
The 26th was a friends birthday night out. As she turned 25, her best friend thought a stipper would be necessary, I’ve never actually seen a stripper in person before; it’s definitely more of a comical/embarrassing experience rather than sexy.
The next day, post recovery time, we went to the lake again as the weather was lovely.
Sleepy puppy ❤️
On the last Monday of the month, which is a bank holiday here, some of my family and myself went to a ”British Bichon Bash” – basically a fair where dogs where welcome and humans where tolerated. Although we ended up arriving quite late so missed out on the majority of fun.
How was your August? What has been your favourite memory looking back on the month? And what are you looking forward to in September?