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We've added an extra chart showing Louis' weight against how many weeks old; makes it easier to read and compare.

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Sunday
31 Aug
2008

Back seat driver

Despite my best efforts to try and keep Louis’ hairs off the car seats here’s a picture of him thwarting me by shoving his head between the rear seat rests. Louis is relegated to the boot in this car as I spent days and days getting his short hairs out of the material weave of the rear seats of the Golf before I had to hand it back to the lease company. Even then there must have been enough hair left in there to weave a jumper.

Take your next left...

Take your next left...

We were waiting for Sue at Tesco’s – she was busy getting him a large bag of his gravy bones. God forbid we run out of treats for Louis! We can be down to the last tin of beans and some curled up bread but no way will we ever be short of supplies for Boy Wonder Hound!

Louis was also on parade on Friday at the City of Birmingham Canine Association. Unfortunately he wasn’t placed but Sue and Louis had a good time. Louis looked good and Chris ran him beautifully as usual. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the next show!

Monday
25 Aug
2008

Spot the dog…

Louis has numerous mad minutes during his day. This photo below was taken moments after one of his mad-in-his-den-moments. This involves him getting in his den and then trying to bust out of it from the three unopen sides or the top. It’s accompanied by lots of noise, generally of the snuffling and truffling kind with the odd yowl thrown in for good measure.

Can you spot the hound?

Can you spot the hound?

He was mid mad moment and I tried to get the camera into video mode but the moment went as fast as it came and I was left with him looking sheepish out from under the blanket that covers his den.

His other mad moments are usually in the back garden and involve him setting off at speed and then changing direction suddenly which results in lumps of my once beautiful lawn being ripped up. I wish we had bit more of a garden so he could get some speed up.

Back to work tomorrow, Bank Holiday over. :-)ay 🙁

Saturday
23 Aug
2008

We love Bank Holidays…

It’s the last Bank Holiday of the year coming up on Monday so we have a nice three day break. It’s great but also bad in a way as it’s the last one before Christmas and it’s nothing but work and the nights closing in ahead of us.

That makes us determined to enjoy it so we’ll be barbecuing later on after taking Boy Wonder Hound out for his early evening walk. Louis has no shows this weekend so it’s unadulterated play time blended with sleep.

We left Louis in the house this morning to go get some shopping done. Louis is good at going in the kitchen but he senses when we’re getting ready to go out without him and he usually dives in his den and hunkers down.

After shopping we put the stuff away and then got ready to go round and see the parents. Louis wasn’t getting left a second time and promptly parked himself by the front door. Sue took him off the corner to water a tree whilst I got the car sorted for him. Many dogs don’t like getting in cars; not Louis. From 50 yards away Louis set off racing for the boot, with Sue in tow and no chance of stopping him. He launched in and I thought he was going to go clean over the back seats but his brakes worked ok.

Anyway it’s time to go grab a beer and think about going for a walk. 😛

Saturday
16 Aug
2008

A sunny day at last

:-)bg Louis and I went on our travels to the south of Wales yesterday. Louis got a second, he looked very handsome. We love that show, it’s so relaxed and I managed to chit chat to lots of people. One of the breeds I particularly enjoyed watching were in the next ring, deerhounds. What an elegant gentle giant. It always impresses me how people manage to walk about with several well behaved big dogs. My Tom Tom decided to go on the blink on the way home so we took a slightly different route home ( Chris always says she knows the way) famous last words :-)cz When we got home Louis tore round his garden and as usual got his pampering from Andy and the neighbours, beer flowed and hangovers were created. What a difference a sunny day can make.