Woody’s World

An occasional and irreverent look at life from the viewpoint of Woody, a Trailhound Ambassadog. Go to page 2 to read the first of Woody’s posts

Wizarding Woody goes to Dogwarts

Well, I have some exciting news for you since I last posted. I am now a wizard-in-training at Dogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Muggle Meg is very envious but sadly she just doesn’t have that magic touch. I make it up to her by bringing Dobby home during school holidays – Meg loves going for walks with Dobby! I have been learning lots of new spells. Turn your sound on and click the link to see me in action!  SPELL VIDEO

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Foster parents extraordinaire!

Me and Meg have been foster parents to lots of hounds. It has been great fun, showing them the ropes and going on long walks on the fells with them. We currently have Choc with us until he find his amazing home. Here are just a few new friends who stayed with us this year.

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Woody the Wuss

I am not gonna lie – I am a wuss when it comes to snappy, yappy little dogs. So when I heard Rusty was coming to stay for a few weeks, I wasn’t too impressed. Rusty lives with Sue’s mum and pretty much rules the roost there. Lots of trailhounds have an overnight stay at Rusty’s house and every single one has backed down to him. However, I have to admit, it was quite fun having him stay here and he wasn’t too grumpy, even when I bowled him over accidentally in the long grass.

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Woody’s Winter Wonderland

The 2017/2018 winter was great as Meg and I had loads of fun playing in the snow. I may be middle aged now but the snow always brings out the puppy in me! Watching Sue fall on her bum was pretty hilarious too. Then there was the day she lost her glasses in the snow on the farm, and had to wait for the melt before she found them! Hope you all enjoyed it too.

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And then there were 3……

Hello everyone. I thought it was time I gave you all an update. I am doing well. I went back to the Royal Dick Vet Hospital for a 6 months check up recently, and was given a clean bill of health. I am still sharing my life with Meg: we are very close, especially when she clambers all over me for a cuddle! We also have a lovely boy called Laddie living with us, while he waits for a very special person to adopt him. Read all about him on our rehoming page. We are all the best of friends and squeeze in the car together to go on adventures. We have been going along to shows to promote trailhounds as pets and everyone falls in love with us. Check out our News page for events where you may see us. Click picture to enlarge



Do you want the good news or the bad news?

Sue felt I was lonely living on my own without Lotty. Recently, a lovely 7 year old hound called Meg came in for rehoming and we got on so well that she is staying as my companion. Meg, who raced as Tiagress, is very tactile and loves to snuggle up and use me as a pillow. So that was my good news.

My bad news is that in September a tumour was found in my mouth. Although benign, it had no room to grow so needed to be removed. On 19/10/16 I went into Edinburgh Royal Dick Veterinary Hospital to have the tumour and about 7cms of my lower jaw bone removed. As you can imagine, I am very down in the dumps right now. The vet told Sue that I may have a slight permanent dribble and my tongue may sometimes droop out. I don’t know how that will go down with the ladies. Ooops – sorry Meg, I know I shouldn’t be playing the field now you are here! Anyway, here is a lovely photo of me in the spring in the bluebells and one taken recently with Meg. Plus one with me wearing a cone of shame!



Sleep tight, my lovely Lotty xx

On the 6th May 2016 my lovely companion, Lotty went over the Rainbow Bridge. We have had a wonderful time together for the last 7 years but at the age of 16, she was too tired and her legs had become too weak for her to carry on. Take care, my sweet girl. Run fast and free over the fells.

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Happy 15th birthday, Lotty

Another year and another birthday for my dear girlfriend, Lotty.  We met up with lotsLotty 15th birthday of our friends for a celebratory walk. Lotty was showing off her new coat and collar. Sadly Sue doesn’t know my birthday so I don’t get to enjoy these luxuries! It was a very cold and windy day and unfortunately Lotty’s balloon blew away. I think she is mellowing in her old age as she doesn’t tell me off anywhere near as often as she used to do. Love you, Lotsy! Click on picture to enlarge.

Death by scan-gulation!

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Today I am feeling quite worried and may need a bit of reassurance. Sue asked me if I fancied helping out at a local animal charity stand at the Cumberland Show. She said I would be getting lots of fuss and attention and would be fed lots of treats so she sold the idea on me. I had a feeling there was a catch by the strange gleam in her eye but I am a sucker for food so off we went. What she failed to tell me was that I was going to be a stooge dog for the children and adults to practice their skills at scanning a dog for a microchip. So I ended up with about 100 people scanning me all over to find my microchip, and very ticklish it was too! Now here is my worry – are those things toxic? I mean, have I been zapped with gamma rays or something? I keep checking the mirror to see if my fur is falling out. Oh dear, I have gone all faint, I think I need to go and lie down again.