Welcome to


The diary of our little lhasa apso

from the day he arrived in February 2017

to the present.  Written entirely by Robin,

of course, with all his thoughts about

life with the Newsteads, his cat brother,

Toby, and the love of his life, Mrs Bunny.                  Robin in Feb 2017 and exactly a year later

December 11, 2018

Diary of Robin, the lhasa apso, living with the Newsteads in Norfolk.

Opportunity awaits those who sit under tables.  That’s my motto, and today my patience was rewarded.  Mum was enjoying cheese and crackers for lunch and I was in my usual spot ready to intercept any dropped crumbs.  But then Mum dropped something… not a crumb, and not even a small corner of cracker, but an entire cracker complete with cheese.   I’ve never tri...

May 13, 2018

Diary of Robin, the lhasa apso living with the Newsteads in North Walsham, Norfolk.

Me and Dad have had a man-type of afternoon, watching football on TV.  It’s the first time I’ve watched a football match and it was quite interesting, but I was surprised that none of the men chasing after the ball had brought their dogs. Why would anyone bother to chase a ball without a dog?  Very peculiar.  Back to the footy – there were two t...

February 6, 2018

Diary of Robin, the lhasa apso, written entirely by Robin himself with a teeny bit of help from his human dad.

Today is 6th February 2018 and it’s exactly a year since I came to live with the Newsteads.  I’ve changed quite a bit as you can see from the re-creation of my first portrait photo.  Dad even insisted that Mum wore exactly the same boots and jeans for the occasion!  And now for part 14 of Robin’s dog blog, which starts...

December 15, 2017


Diary of a Lhasa Apso – Part 12

Have you ever wondered how far the contents of a used tea bag can be spread.  Across our entire dining room, that’s how far.  I fished one out of the bin this morning and had a great time shaking it around before being caught in the act.  Mum thinks she’s cleared up all the tea leaves but she’s not even close yet.  She’ll be finding bits of tea for ages.

Autumn has arrived an...

October 28, 2017

Hello to all my readers and welcome to Part 12 of Robin's Dog Blog.  Before continuing with all the usual stuff about me getting into various types of trouble, here's a picture of me looking cute. No reason.  Just a cute Robin photo to kick off with.

There’s been a happy event in our family – the arrival of Tom and Beth’s little baby, Alfie, born at 6.30am this morning.  I must confess that I don’t understand any of what I...

September 10, 2017

Diary of a lhasa apso from Norfolk.

Following the traumatic and distressing discovery that my nuts had gone missing following my last trip to the vets (see Robin’s dog blog part 10) I regret that they have not been found despite a long and arduous search.  I have to say that despite the initial shock I’m not missing them too much.  Love making with my special toy, Mrs Bunny, has taken on a more sedate pace, with her receiving a...

July 26, 2017

Diary of Robin, a lhasa apso from Norfolk!

I’ve been back to the dog groomers, but this time I was a brave boy and the ladies were able to give me my first full hair cut.  The scruff-look has now gone, replaced with a streamlined new me.   I’m even more super speedy than before which means poor old Dad has absolutely no chance of catching me.  Mum was a bit concerned that I’d no longer be able to get myself completely covered i...

June 3, 2017

Diary of a Lhasa Apso – Part 9 - May 2017

Dad decided to get me and Toby together for some cat/dog sibling treats today.  Both of us sat nicely on the kitchen floor next to each of other while Dad held up two pieces of chicken, one for me and the other for Toby.  It was an uncharacteristically calm affair with no violence of any kind.  Dad placed both pieces of chicken on the floor and I scoffed mine down instantly.  Toby picke...

May 15, 2017

Diary of a Lhasa Apso puppy – Part 8

One of the problems with growing up is that things appear to get smaller as I get bigger.  I used to be able to run underneath the sofa without incident when I first arrived, but now I have to perform a limbo manoeuvre to avoid serious head injury.  Unfortunately I forget to do this sometimes.  I’m also finding that my tail is getting further away from my head, which makes chasing it increas...

April 23, 2017

Diary of a lhasa apso puppy

Sunday April 9th 2017

I’ve been to the woods for the first time and it was A-MA-ZING!  There were sticks everywhere – big ones, small ones, fat ones and thin ones.  Sticks in every direction and as far as the eye could see.  There were even sticks growing on trees.  In fact there were more sticks that you could throw a stick at.  Choosing one to take home was almost too much for me, and Dad said the e...

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