Bessie the Boxer update

Bessie has been growing in the weeks since I have updated this last.

She has a cushion in the corner of the kitchen which she loves to sleep on & will also take stolen items back to. In the photo she has one of my shoes!

We have been going on a regular walk on a Sunday afternoon with my friend Helen & her lurched Ruby. She is a lovely dog, but puts Bessie in her place when she gets too boisterous.

Bessie has started her puppy training classes. She is a star at sitting, coming when called, shaking hands, giving a high five & doing a twirl. This week we have been working on lying down & she is getting the hang of it very quickly. There is a bull terrier at training & Bessie has really taken a liking to him. I have to work very hard to keep her away from him & get her to concentrate.

With all the hot weather I treated Bessie to her first ever ice cream. I put some puppy milk in a plastic container & froze it. Bessie licked it to death!!

I bought her a new purple ball which holds treats & makes a noise when it rolls. At first Bessie just barked at it but she soon got the idea. Now she will chase it around for hours.

We have just bought a caravan & are getting excited about going away this summer. In preparation we bought Bessie a travel crate which will also be her bed in the awning at night. It seems so big at the moment – Caitlin & Bessie can get in it together! No doubt she will grow into it soon enough.

We took Bessie for her first ever walk on the beach. She seemed to like the feeling of walking on the sand, but wasn’t so sure about all the noise the sea made!

As she was growing so big I had to buy her a new day bed instead of the small cushion she had been using. She dragged it around & scratched at it, she even had a wee on it. But eventually she decided it was comfy enough for snoozing on.

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