We have just started an Instagram page and do enjoy putting up photos on it. One of our favourite photos is of Monty, our Pyrenean Mountain Dog which died some eight years past. We still remember him with fondness. Monty was the first dog we rescued and he was 18 months when he came to live with us. He had been treated harshly and was about to be put down but the Rescue centre phoned us and asked whether we would give him a home. So Monty came to stay.

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Monty, our much loved Pyrenean Mountain Dog. He is still sadly missed.

Then we rescued Maddi. It was a heart over head thing for me when I saw her at the Rescue Centre. She looked so sad and I wanted to give her a chance. Hubby and I had not realised at the time that she had been psychologically damaged, but after her two-week home trial with us, it would have been heartless to send her back: she had come along such a long way. When she first came to live with us, she made no sound at all. In fact, I had to teach her to bark. On hind sight, perhaps it would have been better just not teaching her how to bark again! I think, like Monty, she enjoyed the sound of her own voice!

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Maddi, our second adopted Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

Maddi left us in 2014 and when I look at some photos of her I still get teary-eyed. We have yet to put up a photo of Maddi on our Instagram page but will do so soon. However, we did  put one up of Zack recently. Zack came to us as an eight-month old puppy, again from the Rescue Centre. He shared our home with the family and Maddi until she passed away. Here is a photo of Zack, which is now 8.75 years old, looking rather dozy because I had woken him up. He laid his head down as soon as I had clicked the shutter.

Photo of Zack taken on 3 February 2016.
Photo of Zack taken on 3 February 2016.

So here is a little bit about ourselves and our dog-loving life. Our dogs are and have been an integral part of our lives over the years but our B&B guests never meet them unless they have specifically requested an introduction. We know that not everyone likes dogs or animals and some people may be intimidated by their size. At present, only Zack lives with us as Monty and Maddi are no longer in this world.

If you are looking to stay in the Lake District on a late availability offer for a B&B break, why not look us up and see our great Bed and Breakfast deals? We have last minute rooms with stunning Lake and fell views available from us little as £39.60 per person per night including breakfast. We also have late availability for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend escape.  And, we promise, Zack will stay out of your way unless you ask to meet him!

The view of Lake Windermere and the fells on 3rd February 2016 taken from one of our bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge.
The view of Lake Windermere and the fells on 3rd February 2016 taken from one of our bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge.

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