Everything about last weekend at House of Mutt’s Dog Retreat at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa was quintessentially English!
It wasn’t just lolling around the whole retreat.
There were lessons to be learnt Mummy had new instructions on how to manage George And also our over excitedness was a no-no. And then – hooray! Agility! Anthony was telling Mummy that the weave was not going to happen that day.It’s not a natural thing for us pooches to do I sat patiently waiting and waiting for the run to begin because I know at the end of it, I get a treat.Finally, finally we ran the course – rather slowly. I had to keep pace with Mummy.As for George, he sat and watched while all of us did the course.
Ah yes, I even managed to help myself to one half of her Cornish spread scone, i.e. jam on the bottom and clotted cream on top. Yum! Let’s say it was not intended for my consumption. 😉
But the next day when the whole group gathered for Afternoon Tea outdoors in the sun.They had special pup-cakes for us, courtesy of Four-legged Fancies – served on China! I nibbled away a sausage before I gobbled up the rest of the pup-cake.
Now, that wasn’t the end of it, the hoomans went on to learn how to make a dog’s dinner and dog treats at the Luknam Park Cookery School.At the end of the day when it was time to retire –To one of the dog-assigned rooms
We had a great big bed to sleep on –Well, not really.Our room looked out onto the courtyardWe could sit and enjoy the sun.
Ah yes, we had room service Mummy ordered a portion of cooked chicken and another portion of white fishCooked by a Michelin star chef!Mummy divided the portions between us – we had a fish-n-fowl dinner. Don’t worry about the portions – the bowls were very large and we had so many treats all day long.
So what was missing from a quintessentially English weekend? NO RAIN!!!!! Hooray!
May’s comment: A grand old country house hotel, acres of fields, horses and walks with dogs, Afternoon Tea – what more can we ask for? Good company! And there was plenty of that.Front row: L to R – Bukkha, Goose, Darcy, Sasha, Enzo, Jensen, Miuccia, me and George
Middle row: L toR – Holly, Michael, Sam, Jacqui, Mummy
Back row: L to R – Anthony, Sarah, Ed
We had a few training tips to help George re-focus when he starts to get distracted and about to do a runner. It’s not an over night change. But it was result while practising new routines.
The cookery class was fun but oh dear me, it reminded me of those horrific Home Science classes where I managed to burn everything I cooked. I thought years on that I might be a little better in the kitchen. Alas not! That was the most stressful part of our weekend retreat!Everything else was simply amazing! A perfect combo of idyllic setting, dogs and dog-lovers! We could have stayed for a much linger time but all good things must come to an end.