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Found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin.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.

Some interesting Linnaean dog terminology.

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09 Oct

Looks Comfy

We’re still busy decorating – over two years in the new house now and we have still not got round all the rooms.

The lounge and dining room are getting close now – hopefully they’ll be ready in a few weeks as we just have the doors between the two rooms to do followed by the flooring of both.

They have been the two most difficult rooms as we use them daily and have done the decorating without abandoning them.

Louis has stoically put up with all the noise, dust, paint smells etc along with his segregation from areas of these rooms whilst paint dries. The front window is still out of bounds much to his disgust.

However our furry friend has the unswerving knack of being where the action is. Here is settled down on a pile of dust sheets in the dining room surrounding by bare floors.

Louis looking comfy.

Louis looking comfy.

The object to his left on the floor is actually Louis’ Xmas hat which he more often than not picks up after his dinner and tries to sneak outside to hide it.

14 Sep

Wasps – Skinheads Of The Insect World

Louis battles with flying insects that enter his no fly zone. Usually they escape but we have long feared him catching a wasp or a bee followed by a quick visit to the vet to sort out a constricted airway.

However our furry friend dumbfounded us by deciding to stand on a drunken wasp today.

At this time of year there’s lots of fruit in the garden and some of it is starting to “turn” as it becomes overripe.

As such the wasps that feed on this fruit get drunk and even more aggressive.

So poor Louis stood on a pissed up wasp and got stung. He wasn’t happy (neither was the wasp) and we had to muzzle him whilst the sting was removed.

There was a lot of paw lifting and huge sad eyes but he’s okay now.

17 Aug

Who? Me?

Here’s Louis in one of his repetoire of poses, each of which has many meanings. He uses this particular pose when:-

  1. He’s spotted something I have which he wants.
  2. He’s moments away from leaping up to greet me Maori style.
  3. He’s done something naughty and is apologetic.
I didnae do it, it wasnae me.

Not me Sir, no way.


This time around he was guilty of pestering for food.

25 Jul

Hardraw Revisited

We took a day trip to Hardraw today – hopefully we’ll get to go camping there in a month or so.

Every time we go we always make a visit to see Hardraw Force; a single drop waterfall (the largest in England).

We took the oppurtunity to take a pic of Sue with Louis by the bandstand that they have there.

Here they are – I think there’s a six year time difference between the two.

Time Flies

Time Flies

The falls were looking good considering the dry weather we’ve been experiencing. There have been a few thunderstorms recently so that meant there was a decent volume of water. Here’s the falls:-

Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force

I was also the target of Louis’ affection today although I think it’s more likely that he thinks I’m a lollipop.

Louis and his lollipop

Louis and his lollipop