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Found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin. Sorted out a new one and the videos are now back up and running. This gave us the opportunity to laugh at the old boy. After all he was 8 on the 27th December!

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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Friday
01 Jan
2010

Winter Snooze

Louis’ fast asleep after his second walk, he visited his grandparents today and to his delight he met up with Carole and Steven. After a sloppy kiss for each of them he settled down to mooching for biscuits and goodies. I have without success tried to put a photo on the blog; Andy will show me how eventually.
Just a fluttering of snow to let the New Year in, let’s hope that’s the last of it. Happy New Year to everyone; I hope you all have a good one, Sue and the lad Louis.

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
08 Jun
2008

Harmony at last

This picture portrays a calm, harmonious relationship between Louis and Smudge. Most of the time it is but they have their moments. I remember the night Louis was brought home and we were in the dining room with him whilst he was asleep in his dog basket. Smudge came in through the kitchen and I swear she did a double take as she caught sight of him. “What the @#$& is that?” she mawked.

This is my half of the sofa

This is my half of the sofa

Since then they have learnt to tolerate each other providing Smudge does not try to get food before Louis. She has even been mad enough to settle down under Louis’ food & water bowls.

Louis also hates it if he can see her outside the house as his instinct must be telling him that a lower pack member is out on the loose and needs herding back in or defending.

Smudge on the other hand has learnt that size does not matter and regularly stands her ground; not bad for a 16 year old cat. She knows the worst thing she can do is run as that invites a chase by the hound. If any other cat gets near Smudge and Louis is around he makes short work of chasing it off.

This picture was taken a short while after Louis fell asleep on the sofa and Smudge decided that she wanted her half. Needless to say Louis woke up.