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Tuesday
29 Jul
2008

Louis and the heat

:-)bh I don’t know how Ridgebacks handle the heat in far off lands, Louis turns into a sleepy lump. We go for our morning run round then he’s pooped for the day. We go out late evening and that’s because I force him. We went to Leeds on Monday and Louis did very well; he got a first in his class, he and Chris looked really good. I had a laugh with Sue who I only see every now and then she’s bringing her little girl to the show at Driffield, I’m really looking forward to see the young pups in the ring. :-)bg Andy has been working hard entertaining his buddies from overseas eating and drinking to his heart’s content, guilt about his extra weight watcher points has kicked in and lack of walking his boy, I bet he won’t be losing the lbs this week.

Thursday
24 Jul
2008

Summer snoozing…

Here’s a few pictures of the household in their usual, hyperactive, mode. First of all there’s the cat…

Snoozing Smudge

Snoozing Smudge

Then there’s the hound…

Half Awake Hound

Half Awake Hound

And then there’s the finest exponent of the art of afternoon napping, Suzy…

Snoozing Suzy

Snoozing Suzy

This is what usually greets me when I get home from work. I have to tip-toe around the place so as not to disturb them.

Sunday
13 Jul
2008

Two weeks of bliss

😆 Louis and Andy have had a relaxing two weeks; no work for Andy and no shows for Louis. Camping, walking and generally enjoying each others company; it’s knocked ten years off Andy.
I’m enjoying my new job in the local sweetie shop; 12 hours a week playing with customers. The down side is I am on the weight watcher diet and crisps, chocs and sweeties are off the menu. :-)cz
As you can see in Andy’s last blog the photo of the two boys is rather special. The ones he took of me are horrid, Louis always looks smart but I tend to let him down.
We are preparing for the next show which is the Midlands & Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Show. It will be great to see the regulars, it feels like we haven’t played out for a while. Time to go, Louis’ fast asleep in his bed and Andy’s returning to work tomorrow so an early night is required. :-)dz

Sunday
13 Jul
2008

On top of the world…

I let Suzy have a lie-in this morning and took Boy Wonder Hound out at 6am for a boy’s walk down the valley.

Once Suzy had risen we set off for another walk in Lyme Park as it was such a glorious morning. You could tell that Louis was perplexed with two walks so close together and rather fancied getting his head down for some serious kipping but he soon changed his mind once he got there and was busy sniffing anything and everything.

Well Behaved In Lyme Park

Well Behaved In Lyme Park

I’m allowed to put this photo of Louis and I on the blog. I took quite a few pictures of Sue and Louis but they didn’t meet with Sue’s approval so she won’t let me post them.

The view from Lyme Park over Stockport and on to Manchester was excellent – you could see for miles and miles and miles.

The family diet is going well and we’re all losing weight. We’re trying to get Louis to around 43.5kg which suits his overall size. He must lose a kilo a day in dribble as he watches me eat my also restricted calorific intake.

It was also Stronghold day for Louis (Stronghold is flea treatment). It’s hard to believe but he knows something is going to happen as getting him in the kitchen is nigh on impossible; even with treats of chicken and cocktail sausages. We managed to dose him and then reward him with some chicken. He then had to wait to let the treatment dry before we’d let him out. That didn’t stop him from rolling around on the lawn trying to get the stuff off him when he eventually got out.

Anyway – it’s back to work tomorrow for me so I’m drowning my sorrows with a glass of wine as I type this.