Friday, May 29, 2020

Origami Alan

Hi everyone, I thought you might enjoy seeing something made at school last week. Mrs Cox was teaching in Room 10 and had taken along some origami paper so Room 10 tried out making origami dogs cats and elephants. Well, just the heads....origami isn't always as easy as it looks but it is fun and like most things the more you practise the more skilled you get. 
Most people kept what they made either to take home or to shoe Mr Raj but Christina gave this wonderful model of me to Mrs Cox ....I think my paper twin is just as handsome as me!

- Alan 🐾

Monday, May 25, 2020

Alan's Monday

Hi everyone hope you are all having a good day. I am partly because Mrs Cox is at home today so I expect I'll get lots of pats and an extra walk and if I'm lucky some extra treats. We went for a great walk yesterday to Churchill Park and there were other dogs to play with and a lovely stream to swim in. One of the pools has eels in it but that doesn't bother me at all. We just share the water - it's good to see them there because their type of eel is endangered - long
finned eels.They are protected (so you are not allowed to catch them). Anyway, there had been some rain so the water was muddy. Mrs Cox put me in the shower when we got home and washed me ... at least the water was warm! I look especially handsome now!!
Must go now - I'm helping Mrs Cox make the bed....

- Alan 🐾

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Alan Stays Home

Hi everyone I am a bit sad today - Mrs Cox went back to work at school yesterday. She isn't going to take me with her for a while - she says my job is to stay home and keep Mr Cox company while he is still working from home. It's not that I mind that but he's working very hard so he doesn't have much time to play with me so it can be a little bit boring. 
It was so exciting when Mrs Cox came home yesterday - I always take her a toy to show her how pleased I am to see her. Yesterday I chose my fluffy rabbit that I got for my birthday - it's so soft I love it. 
Things perked up when Mrs Cox got home...we went off to the park where I caught up with a couple of friends I hadn't seen for a while and we ran around having a great time. Then we went home and I ate my delicious dinner. 

- Alan 🐾

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Alan Learns to Knit

Hi everyone as you know I've been dyeing wool (with Mrs Cox helping just so I don't get the dye on my paws of course because it's hard to get rubber gloves to fit them). Well Mrs Cox has been teaching me about knitting and we've done quite a bit in the last few days. Also we found a little bit more of wool to dye and so Jacqueline got out the food colouring out again and dyed it a very nice green - it looks like grass I think and I like grass - sometimes I eat it although Mrs Cox says I shouldn't because she feeds me plenty of dog biscuits and Mr Herlihy gives me extra treats. I'm really missing those but Mrs Cox says I won't be coming back to school for a while even when it opens ..... poor me...I hope Mr Herlihy sends my treats to my house! ( He won't be doing that Alan - you just have to be patient! - Mrs Cox).

- Alan 🐾

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Alan has Morning Coffee

Hi everyone I've been sitting in the sun today in our kitchen which gets the morning sun. Mr Cox has been working hard at his computer but he stopped for a coffee so I stopped my sun-bathing to hang out with him because I love him and he always gives me lots of pats. He says it's nice to have another boy in the house so we aren't outnumbered by the girls! I was hoping we would have biscuits (even dog ones) with our coffee but we didn't. Never mind it's always good to spend time with a friend.

- Alan 🐾 


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Alan's Wool is Finished

Hi everyone well I promised I'd show you the wool I dyed (Mrs Cox helped) and here it is ! I'm very pleased with it and soon there will be some knitting garments to show you ....I have to admit I didn't do any of the knitting! Only because Mrs Cox wanted to do it herself ....I'm sure I could do it! 

Yesterday was a bit weird because Mrs Cox was out nearly all day and it's not very often I am apart from her. Still she did come back eventually which was nice. Today everyone is working again so I'm just sitting around waiting for them to take me for my walk....

- Alan 🐾 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Alan's Bridge Walk

Hi everyone I went for a lovely walk yesterday - I enjoyed it so much especially the bit where I got to walk over a bridge. Trit trot trit trot - I felt just like one of the Billy Goats Gruff in the story! It was a lovely afternoon and I was out with all my humans so it was wonderful. Plus, as I was walking along I saw quite a few other dogs and one of them was a guide dog puppy called Stanley who is a black labrador like me but younger. We really wanted to stop and have a chat but Stanley was practising walking and not getting distracted which is something all guide dogs need to be good at. Perhaps I'll get to see him another day when he is off duty!

- Alan 🐾