This weekend I headed over to the Forest of Dean to visit my sister’s family and meet their new Spaniel puppy whose name is “Sophie”. My nieces absolutely love their new puppy but unfortunately Charlie who is eight years old now is not impressed at all. He growls at the new top dog and is feeling rather left out; I’d never heard him growl at anything before so he must be upset – especially when Sophie tries to take his ball or play with him! I am sure he will get used to having another dog around soon. In the afternoon we headed over to Beechenhurst for a play and a short walk. They had a number of birds of prey on display which were beautiful. In the evening we had a take away curry. I stayed the night before heading back to Swindon in the morning. I had a great weekend although I think I might be coming down with man-flu as I began to feel slightly flu-like this evening.