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Tuesday
29 Mar
2011

Paws Across The Sea

We do get a few emails via the site contact form; it’s great to read that people enjoy the blog and find it interesting. Obviously most passers by are Ridgeback owners, are interested in Ridgebacks or have a lion infestation problem in their back garden.

So it was nice to receive an email from Lily across the water in New York who has a lovely Ridgeback called Julius. Julius has kept his part of the bargain and Lily reports that they are lion-free. Julius has decided that squirrels now require his attention.

I asked Lily if she had any pictures so we could balance the site out so Louis doesn’t think it’s all about him and she has kindly sent some over.

Here’s Julius doing what Ridgebacks do really well; better than any other hound. Yes, guarding the floor.

Julius the Ridgeback guarding the floor

Julius the Ridgeback guarding the floor

He’s good; you won’t catch me trying to nick that floor.

Here’s Julius in a more refined pose. I have to be honest; I’m not a doggie expert or a Ridgeback aficionado but there’s only a few dog breeds that can pull this pose off and Ridgebacks are by far the best. Julius has it…

Julius in regal pose

Julius in regal pose

It’s that “I might scavenge discarded butties (sandwiches) out of hedgerows but I have a longer name than you and I can trace my ancestors further back than you can; now kneel before me and bring me kibble, or sausages; preferably both.” look.

Thank you Lily, and Julius.

Sunday
27 Mar
2011

Rufty Tufty Ridgeback

As you’ll have seen from the last post Louis loves to play with his toys and would happily spend hour after hour at the other end of a tug of war game with you. So today I decided to indulge my furry friend.

Rufty Tufty Ridgeback

Rufty Tufty Ridgeback

As you can see Louis gets a little bit feisty if the game is not going his way.

Tuesday
22 Mar
2011

Catching Up

As I’ve been away Louis has been keeping a tally of all the missed playtime opportunities from his perspective. From my perspective I’m sure Louis sees me as a bipedal mobile toy anchor whose role is twofold. Firstly to replenish the kibble container and, secondly, to play with Louis only when it suits Louis and certainly not the other way around.

If you don’t play with Louis when he wants (and he’s been pestering me since I got back) then this is what you get:-

Louis patiently awaiting attention

Louis patiently awaiting attention

As I’m typing this he’s now fast asleep on his afternoon sofa – I wonder if he wants to play tug-of-war now?

Tuesday
22 Mar
2011

Won Watching

I’m back home after a couple of weeks working away in Yuseong, South Korea. Yuseong is a suburb of Daejeon and is famous for its hot springs; not that I got a chance to take a look or a dip as they had me working 7 days a week and around 14 hours a day.

The food was good and the beer was cold. Whilst deciding what to drink in the lobby lounge I felt it was in the company’s interest to drink the cheapest thing on the menu.

Saving company money

Saving company money

The cheapest things on the menu were 7,000 Korean Won. Coffee and beer. As I was having trouble sleeping I decided to stick with the beer in an attempt to save money. I’m good like that.