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Thursday
18 Jun
2015

Look Into My Eyes

I was looking over this blog the other day and re-read the lessons page where we tried to list what had worked for us as Louis grew. I think I’ll do a version 2 of that where I’ll describe how we eventually gave in to all his demands.

Here’s the reason why he eventually gets his own way:-

Look into my eyes.

Look into my eyes; you’re feeling sleepy…..

Who could resist?

Sunday
14 Jun
2015

Newton’s Laws

We like to obey the laws of physics in this houselhold. I’ve already discussed Newton’s First Law:- Inertia

Here’s is Louis obeying the laws:-

Louis at rest.

Body at rest.

Followed by:-

Body in motion.

Body in motion.

Whilst not a true example of his third law:-

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

It’s a good analogy. Actually it’s probably another good example of the first law.

Tuesday
14 Apr
2015

Paws Across The Sea

My mate Pete over in Houston has taken in a (permanent) lodger – a Ridgeback called Rooney.

Here’s a great piccie of Rooney trying to get in his food bowl:-

Rooney climbing into his bowl.

Rooney climbing into his bowl.

We hope Rooney provides Pete & Sonja hours of fun.

Just in case anyone wonders where the title comes from – Pete is Glaswegian by birth and it’s a reference to Rab C Nesbitt’s “Hands across the sea” bit with his Spanish counterpart.

Monday
23 Feb
2015

Louis The Kitchen Gadget

Louis always appears in the kitchen when the time’s right. He doesn’t waste his time by pitching up when there’s nothing to beg or steal and he has the Sunday roast routine down to perfection.

First of all he lets you know he’s here to help:-

Louis on parade.

Louis on parade.

Followed by a short period of whimpering once the first carrot is ready:-

Louis helping with the veggies.

Let me help you with the veggie preparaton.

Louis doesn’t need any kitchen gadgets to chop them carrots up:-

Louis helping with the veggies.

Louis helping chop the vegetables.

After he’s helped with the preparation he disappears back into the dining room and stretches out on the mat for another couple of hours of badly needed sleep before the roast is ready when he magically reappears to help with the slicing.

Finally after the meal he pre-washes all the plates before the dishwasher although I’ve been told we shouldn’t announce that!