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Since I last put a blog post ut on this site, things have changed a bit for me. We settled back slowly into a routine having been living in the Motorhome for three months, we caught up with household stuff and friends, and began to plan our next trip away.

We co-marshalled an owners club rally, which was great fun, and spent time on the South Coast before moving onto Wales and catching up with my brother who was over from Canada. For the first time in ages, all four siblings were in one place at the same time, and a few photographs were taken!

While we were at Shoreham, we kept driving past the Dogs Trust home that is there, in our little two-seater Mazda, and saying to ourselves, shall we pop in and have a look? Each time telling ourselves that our lifestyle so didn’t suit dogs and that we planned to do much more travelling.

Once back home we drew up a list of all the places we wanted to see in the world, and thought about how we  could do it. We threw our ideas at a travel agent specialising in long haul and round the world trips and we got an itinery back and a cost. Gulp. Six months away, a lot of travelling and an awful lot of countries.

Talking to our sons, one said we could only do it if we took him with us, the other said he would miss us and he didn’t really want us to do it. Why not get a dog instead?

I said that as much as I would love to have a dog, I wasn’t going to make the decision about it, that was down to OH.

Fast forward a few months, and we now have two dogs! Not one – TWO! How did that happen?

Both puppies booked into puppy school and a whole new way of life for all of us.

I suspect this blog may turn into the adventures of Tinca (the Cavalier) and Lucky (the rescue) as in the short while we have had them our lives have been turned upside down (in a good way) as they meet things and people and go to places for the first time. Their different characters make for interesting reactions and it is great fun to help them learn about their new lives.

Tinca is now 16 weeks old (4 months) and Lucky is approx 24 weeks (6 months) and both will travel with us in the Motorhome when we go abroad into Europe.

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