Bernard's Dog Blog

Category: My Adventures

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I have been sobusy this blog has kind of taken a back seat. Bernard is eager to say hello.. This was our valentines day photo..

IMG_0401.JPGOver half term, we took him on his first holiday! We went to the North East – a place my family have loved forever. We found a dog friendly hotel in Bamburgh called the Victoria, it was reasonable prices and only an extra £7.50 for B to come – winner! The hotel is rightnear the beach so, of course, we spent all our time there!

Our main beach day was the Wednesday, and my friend came down from Edinburgh (she’s at uni there) to see us for the day! This is me, Joanna and B modelling the castle..

IMG_0070.JPGIt was a gorgeous day, just cold – but we can cope with that 😉

Anyway.. This was our journey..




IMG_0095.JPGFor me, this isn’t a lot of photos. And there’s a reason why. Brave yourselves.

You know those moments in life where you can see into the future and can just tellwhat is going to happen? Well…. Bernard was off his lead the entire walk to Seahouses (a small town 3 miles away) and he was fabulous! He didn’t jump up at any dogs or people for that matter, and came when we shouted him. Until he saw some seagulls..

He decided that he was going to try and fly. Of course, he didn’t succeed. He chased them off a ledge and jumped into the sea, a wave took him under and it was the longest5 seconds of my life. I was about to jump in after him when the little bugger came out looking slightly dazed but very pleased with himself.

We thought that was the end of it, but turns out swallowing sea water makes dogs so sick. He was sick in a cafe, and alllllll night in the hotel. It felt like we had a child! We had to leave at 5am the following day – partly for the hotels benefit but mainly because we just wanted to get him home. And of course once we were back, he was fine!!

But we are on speaking terms now and he is absolutely fine! Hope everyone else is okay! We will be on here more often!! S&B x


Handmade tat

I have just made up a batch load of these little cute decorations and I wanted to share them with you all!!

IMG_9591.JPGHope you are all having a happy Thursday!!


How long has it been?! I have no idea, but it’s been TOO long!!

Hope you are all well. Bernard and I have SO much to tell you!!!!! (Excited face)

First things first, let’s catch up. I’m not 100% sure what my last post was so apologies if you have seen these photos before – actually, I’m not sorry, you can look at Bernard’s gorgeous face alllllll over again!!

IMG_8238.JPGSadly, B has had a rough few weeks with his skin. He was SO scratchy so ended up at the vets for some skin scrapes. He had to be sedated (£95 – ouch!) and after a week of waiting – the results said he was fine. Which is good news, but also really super annoying because I want to help him but don’t know how.

Since having the scrapes he seems to of cleared up a bit touch wood!!!! so we will just see how that goes!

We have been spending a lot of time in Wales recently, so here’s a few snowy photos 🙂




IMG_9193.JPGIt’s been back to reality this week back at work and I had a bit of a life changing moment (bear with me, it seems silly).

I was in a local shop and the girl that served me was someone I went to high school with. I haven’t seen her for what, 8 years?! And whilst I could tell her all about deal or no deal, Bernard and my degree, I felt like I needed something else. Something really exciting and unique that I have done with my life. I know travelling isn’t an option for me, Bernard can’t come and I’m a home bird so that’s that one out the window.

I thought about what it is I love to do – hand make things. I enjoy it, it makes people happy – why not do it then!! So basically, my friend has a shop and she is giving me some shelf space for a few months and see what happens!! Here are a few of the bits I’m selling..




IMG_9486.JPGThese are all quotes that people have said they wanted framed so I did them! If any of you lot were interested they are £5.00 each with free postage! And then I also do these..




IMG_9505.JPGThese are £3.00 each with free postage (of course the dog one is my fave).

This was my happy face this morning when I got a few unexpected orders so had to post them all!

IMG_9499.JPGit’s a brave leap but I still have my job and I’m only young so why not go for it eh!!

Big kisses and licks,

Sarah & Bernard

Don’t be fooled….

IMG_8470.JPGTHIS ladies and gents, it’s the worlds most smelliest doggy. His trumps tonight are horrific. Just thought I would share that with you all. Goodnighttttt 😉

Hello Friends!

IMG_8428.PNGNew Years Eve with my two gents

We are only a few days in, but so far 2015 has been amazing! Rob and I escaped to London for two days and had regular Bernard updates from my parents! He was so excited when he came to pick us up at Preston station, never seen a back side wiggle quite so much.

It’s back to normality tomorrow and I am absolutely dreading leaving B. He has just adjusted to us all being home for two weeks, and now we are leaving him again. Only for 3 hours at a time mind, but it’s still so sad. Plus, I am literally thinking up every excuse why not to go back to work tomorrow.

Speaking of which, I have had a crazy career change of mind. Tomorrow, I have a meeting at my old university to enquire about going back to do child mental health nursing…. So in the mean time, I have applied to Pets at Home to get some extra money to save up – they don’t let you have student loans twice. Boo hiss boo.

Anyway, that was a tangent. Here are some photos of B and us from over new year 🙂


IMG_8117.JPGBernard’s first experience of snow. We took him on a super long walk in an attempt to tire him out before our family party – it didn’t work

IMG_8160.JPGpre-party naps – he’s a good pillow 😉


IMG_8201.JPGwe spent new year for the fourth year in a row with robs family. They have welcomed Bernard a lot considering they thought it was a daft idea is getting him – but we don’t hold any grudges 😉

IMG_8238.JPGwe spent New Years Day with my wonderful family

We hope you have had a fabulous new year. Now back to the drawing board with training B to walk nicely on a lead – any help would be welcomed greatly!


Call me crazy, but Bernard has an Instagram! Go follow him! Bernard_pup


Embracing winter!

Winter is my absolute favourite season. Snuggly clothes, early nights and comfort food. I haven’t ever had a dog in winter, and I must say it was made my love for the season even greater! Coming in from a cold walk on the park to snuggle time In front of the fire is the best thing ever. Bernard always manages to get covered in mud so has frequent trips to the bath.. Even when he is next to the fire, he is always shivery – this won’t do! Tesco have 25% off all clothing at the minute (bear with me – there is a story coming here…) so I decided, because I spend way too much of my wages at Pets At Home, why not get him something from tesco?!

“But they don’t sell dog clothes” I hear you say – but they do sell baby clothes.. (Leave this blog now if you don’t want to see the cutest thing in the entire world – it’s practical not rediculous 😉 )

Introducing Berrrrrrrrnard the snuggly pup in a Tigger dressing gown.. Nothing wrong with that is there?! Haahaa!! He loves it, had the warmest nap in it last night!

So whilst Bernard has been snuggly, I got creative with my Mum. We are aiming for a home made Christmas this year, and embrace the cottage country feel of our home. We started with this – it’s just toilet roll tubes and paint!

Then we did these out of buttons..

I’m really impressed with how they turned out so far!

Hope you are all excited for winter – we LOVE it!!

Puddles, mud and friends

Hello you lovely lot! Bernard has had a fun packed weekend so thought I would share a little bit of it with you. Yesterday, I was out all day so he stayed with my mum and dad (grandma and grandad to him) and they had two big walks and have him some bacon – safe to say he didn’t miss me one bit!!!!

Today, we went to watch the football team that rob coaches, and we saw Bernard’s bestest pal Charlie. Charlie is a chocolate cockapoo and is 14 months old.. Before rob and I got Bernard, we had Charlie for a day to see what he was like size wise etc, and we were allowed to get Bernard on the grounds that he was no bigger…. charlie now weighs 8kg, and bear in mind B is only 8 months old – he is 11.5kgs!!!! Still convinced our breeder told us a fib about what he really is!!

Anyway, they had a big run on the muddiest field I have ever stepped foot on.. And this was the result..

IMG_6886.JPG (I still think they are beautiful haha!)

When we got home.. It was bath time – not sure who looks more upset about that!!


After a big sulk whilst blo drying him, he’s now sprinting around the house having his mad half hour! We are hoping he will flop any minute now and have a snooze for the rest of the afternoon – yeah right!!!!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend – only 5 days til the next one!!

Friday feeeeeeling!!

Yet another awful day at work but who cares – ITS THE WEEKEND AND ROB IS HOME!! Bernard seems happy about it..

I always used to work shifts so never really had weekends to do with whatever I wanted, but with this job I do! And all I’m planning (minus our night out tomorrow) is spending time with B and going on nice long walks. It’s been tough for him since I got my new job, he had gotten used to me being there all day everyday since we got him! (Thanks to Noël Edmonds and Deal or No Deal I was able to enjoy a summer not working and spend it with B!)

I hope you all have a fab weekend! Will have a big blog post ready for you on Sunday with our weekend antics!

Throwback Thursdays..

Bernard is the little pooch blinking.. Still not sure how I managed to walk away from here with just one pup!!