This is probably my last post on Manxscenes.com for 2013 and I thought I would share this image of Nick and Ted above Maughold Head Lighthouse the other day. To all my followers and friends I really do hope you have enjoyed my Isle of Man Images throughout the year, and I wish you all a Prosperous and Healthy 2014 when there will of course be lots more Manx Scenes. Hee’m oo ‘sy vlein noa (See you in the New Year). Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page – Click on the image for a larger view.
A Lovely Sunday Walk
Well what a sunny fantastic Sunday here on the Isle of Man so we took Ted up to Maughold and walked from the front door of Maughold Church to the beach at the foot of ‘Gob ny Port Mooar’! Firstly we were confronted by about 50 sheep being rounded up and being moved from one field to another, Ted was not happy and very quiet seeing all these white 4 legged things running up the footpath that he was walking on! The walk was wonderful and sometimes a little scary on the headland down to the beach due to the steepness and slippery conditions. Ted and Nick loved it and we spent a pleasurable hour or so on the beach and the headlands. What a fantastic way to spend our Sunday afternoon and we were back home around two or so hours later.
Ted and a little bit of info about the Border Terrier – March 2012
It’s hard to go wrong with a breed that was the favorite of James Herriot. Developed in northern England, the Border Terrier was used to hunt foxes that preyed on farmers’ livestock. It became a favorite hunt terrier, working with packs of Border Foxhounds. Hunt masters are credited with standardizing breed type and getting this hardy, working terrier recognized as a purebred by England’s Kennel Club. A sturdy, natural-looking terrier, males weigh about 14 pounds, females slightly less. The breed’s hallmarks are the head and expression, which resemble that of the otter. The coat is short, dense and harsh in shades of red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten, and may be kept neat by raking weekly with a stripping knife. While the Border adapts well to either city or country, it needs vigorous daily exercise to stay fit and content. Terriers like to push behavior boundaries, so present firm, consistent rules. This breed enjoys children and is, like most terriers, an excellent watchdog. The images was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Click on any of the images for a larger view of Ted, both images were captured in late March 2012.
Reflections on Douglas Beach
Whilst out and about this afternoon for a walk on Douglas Beach, I spotted this image just as the sun popped through and cast some lovely reflections of the old and new apartments and remaining existing hotels on Queens Promenade. The Castle at the top left of the image is the former Falcon Cliff Hotel which has been standing overlooking Douglas Bay since circa 1843 and is now office accommodation, click here for an image of the Falcon Cliff that I captured in 2004. The image was captured on my Nikon S3000 digital camera and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Click on the image for a larger view!
Ted’s update 25th September 2011
Well its been over four weeks since I last posted an update about Ted the Border Terrier Terrorist pup, Ted is now 17 weeks old and is growing in age, cockiness and character every single day. Ted absolutely loves going out for a walk with Nick and I, he gets so excited and even though he is still small with small legs he will walk for ever, in fact Nick and I have found when we return home after a massive walk, we are knackered but Ted is just started, he is a bit hyper!! 🙂 We took Ted for a walk on the boards above Clypse Reservoir on Friday 23rd September and he loved it, we can let him off his lead and he stays close by, he even comes straight back as soon as we call his name. We love little Ted (sometimes!) and he has made such a lovely pet. Click on image for a larger view…
Ted aged 13 Weeks
On Saturday 20th Nick and myself took Ted for the longest walk of his 13 week old life along Douglas Promenade 🙂 Ted loved the walk but as we discovered he has some dislikes as well! Basically as you can imagine there are lots of things happening on the Promenade and Ted soon found that he did not like waste bins, buses, horse trams and anyone pushing a pram, they were all big monsters to him and all he wanted was picking up whenever these situations arose. Anyway we took Ted from Summerland to the Castlemona shops and we had to turn around because the rain started to pour down, much to the joy of cocky little Ted 🙂 Nick has has now taught Ted to sit properly and he even raises his right paw (high 5) when he gets a treat for doing something right, which unfortunately is not that often!! More about Ted the Border Terrorist soon 🙂
Ted’s first trip to the beach 13th August 2011
Nick and myself took Ted down to Castletown beach today to introduce him to the sand and the sea 🙂 Ted’s first reaction was, Oh my God whats this stuff all about and quickly plonked his bum down however when Nick started chucking his mini tennis ball for him, he took off running into the wind, with his ears flapping…. After ten minutes he was like a puppy possessed with absolute love for the sand and the sea, he adored it, he even ran into the sea until a big wave came towards him and frightened him!! This little fella is such an adorable puppy and I cannot wait until his next adventure, maybe a trip along the Promenade in Douglas or Laxey 🙂 Click any of the images for a larger view.
Ted – The Border Terrorist
1st August 2011 – A bit of an update on Ted the Border Terrorist who has just turned 10 weeks old 🙂 Since the last post on the 26th July, Ted has really sprung up with his noticeably longer legs and his more than playful way. For some unknown reason Ted thinks he is a cat and sometimes prowls around and pounces on unsuspecting feet or sometimes his toys! He has been to the vet today and had his final injection which will allow him to go out for walks next week. I cannot wait to take him out for a walk or onto the beach for a run.
A Busy Day – 26 July 2011
Nick has had Ted in the garden today and he has been a very busy puppy, so much so that he has fell asleep on Nicks camera, basically he is knackered tonight 🙂 Yeeeaaay 🙂
Teds Update – 24 July 2011
We have had Ted now for just over a week and what a week it’s been with him, Ted’s first few nights were spent howling through the night as he was missing his mummy 🙁 however Nicky bought him a hot water bottle and a igloo bed which helped him feel secure and safe and stopped Ted howling 🙂 Ted has learnt so much this week, especially how to climb the stairs, knowing full well that someone will have to go up and get him and he has taken to barking as well! Especially when Nick goes to feed him. He is such a charachter and we cannot wait to get out with him when he has had his final injections 🙂 – (click any of the images for a bigger piccie).
Ted the Border Terrier – DOB 19 May 2011
On Thursday 14th July Nicky and I popped over to Blackpool to pick up this little fella 🙂 His name is Ted and he is an eight week old Border Terrier Pup. The reason we named him Ted is because we recently met a gentleman out walking his Border Terrier which was called Ted, he was gorgeous and really prompted us to get this little fella, ironically when we eventually found our new puppy his Dad was also called Ted, so we thought it was just right to call our new puppy Ted. (Hope that makes sense)! Here are a few pictures of him, and I will add some more as time goes by 🙂