Hi! My name is Bob, I am in charge of my people here at Hendrifton Farm! We are very dog-friendly and welcome all dogs, I particularly like the ones that want to play with me! My people tell me that we welcome 3 little doggies, like me and Reka, or only 2 bigger dogs, like a proper collie or a labrador. We have blankets for the furniture, towels in case you get wet, an enormous safely-fenced field especially for doggy exercise and a meadow that leads on to a stream. I love the stream! I like to meet everybody, especially if they will play with me, and I have lots of personally tested recommendations for walks, beaches and dog-friendly cafes! You can keep up to date by reading my Bob blog!
29 Oct: So much rain! I love walks and I don't mind walks in the rain and I love laying on the sofa while my people dry me if I get really wet (I don't like standing up when I'm dried!) but really, I wish the rain would stop for a while so we can go on another really long walk. You won't be surprised to hear that Reka hates walking in the rain. She'd rather be on the sofa.
4 Oct: We've been busy but my people tell me we have got a week of rest coming up so we'll be going out to do some exploring. They say they have a list of places so I think it will be fun! I'll be back to tell you all about it soon.
28 Sep. We had a lovely walk on the moor at a place called Pensilva. There were lots of sheep but I was very good and I didn't chase any of them. As a reward, my people took us to a pub where we sat outside, looking at the view. It was lovely.
23 Sep: I love my people! Yesterday they took us to Looe for fish and chips and a walk on the beach and then today they took us to the moor for a walk. I hoped we'd go to the pub as I get so much fuss when we're there ... but we didn't. Not this time anyway!
5 Sep: I've been so busy this summer! I've been entertaining children and adults with my ball catching skill, I've showed dog guests the best sniff spots and I've been on holiday too! My people took me and Reka with them for 2 nights away. I went to sleep after a walk on the beach and I woke up in the morning for a walk on the beach too. It was Fab! I love the beach almost as much as I love the moor. My people tell me I'm back to work for a while before I can rest over the winter!
9 Aug: I love summer and I don't even mind summer rain as it's not too cold but I wish rain didn't mean that the towels are back out of the cupboard!
21 Jul: Summer is here and it's so hot!! I've been to play in the stream every day and I love it, especially as we don't have to go in the car to get there!
2 Jul: We had a great day and I walked to the top of the world - my people call it the Cheesewring but it was so high and the wind blew my fur and it was fab! Reka's legs are too short so she stayed at the bottom to rest! After the walk we went to the pub, I love the pub, we sat outside and two children played fetch with me. I love children, especially when they love playing fetch with me, I don't think the little boy liked having a Bob-kiss though, but it made his people laugh.
14 June: I love summer! I get to play outside all day and sometimes in the evening too and I'm allowed to cool off in the stream and I don't see a towel afterwards! I've still got my pal here and there are lots of guests who want to play with me. I hope I see you soon!
8 June: I'm so happy! We've been out to play, the sun has been shining, there are lots of happy guests and doggies and my friend Libby is still here ... but I haven't told her yet that I have a new dog pal, she's called Jen and she's much younger than me and Libby but we had a really good play when I met her yesterday.
27 May: The sun is shining and summer is coming. The towels are away, the people in the caravan field have been sitting outside and I can smell barbecues cooking! The people in the cottages have been out all day so I bet they are having a great time too!
25 May: Wooohhooo, my friend Libby is here to stay!! i love running and playing with her but she's got really long legs so I find it hard to keep up with her!
17 May: My paw got better but I'm not happy because it's been raining A LOT so my people have the towels out for us every day! I hope summer is here soon.
15 May: I haven't had many people to play with recently but there are lots of dogs here at the moment and I've been able to play with them. I love it!
3 May: Oh dear. I've been running and playing so much that I've hurt my paw. My people tell me to leave my toys at home but sometimes I forget because I love to play. Today I had to limp home but I do like the attention I get! All I have to do is sit down (or lay down for the best effect) and lift my paw up and both my people come running towards me!! Might be a good time to have a bad paw as I see the towels are back out again and that means rain is due!
20 Apr: Wow, I've been soooo busy! My people were right, my fans started to arrive last week and it has been wonderful! I have been outside every day playing with dogs and children and adults. I love it and hope to see you all soon!
6 Apr: I'm really really excited! My people tell me that my fans will start to arrive on Monday, that's just 6 night time sleeps away! Wooohooo!
22 Mar: We've been really busy outside! My people have been working in the caravan field, Reka has been keeping watch or sleeping and I have been playing! I love it when I play and I get really excited when my people use a bat to hit the ball for me - it goes soooo far I am often too tired to bring it back! My people tell me that there are only 3 weeks until my fans will be back. I'm so excited!!
10 Mar: I'm sorry I've been so quiet, to be honest, I've been feeling a bit bored. My people tell me that this lockdown thingy will be over soon and then we'll be able to go out more and we'll have people to stay again. I don't really mind but I would love to see some of my fans!
8 Mar: We've been working outside again all day today and I am pooped. I love being outside but it is very tiring!
7 Feb: It's a beautiful day here today and my people have been working outside which means I get to be with them! I know they're busy but I don't let them forget about me - if they don't throw my ball then I'll take them a stick, and then another one, and another one ... and eventually they'll play with me! I love my people!
22 Jan: Wow, we went to the moor and it was great! I'd forgotten how much I like it there. There weren't many people or dogs but we saw lots of sheep, horses and cows (have I told you how much they scare me?!).
16 Jan: My people tell me that we are in Lockdown and that's why we haven't been out much. I miss the beach and the moor but we have a great time running around Hendrifton Farm and we go to the farm shop and sometimes we walk to the lake. I hope we are allowed to have guests back soon.
10 Jan: We've had some really lovely frosty days recently so we've been able to run and play without getting muddy. I love playing but I don't really like being towel dried when it's been raining!
1 January 2021: Happy New Year! Hope to see you later on this year.