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Found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin.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

Tuesday
30 Dec
2014

Happy Birthday Louis

Louis turned nine on the 27th December and carried on as usual with his daily routine of mooching for food; completely unfazed by the passing of another year.

He was spoilt over Christmas and is particularly enjoying a new toy. This toy doesn’t have a squeak, it has a barking dog when squeezed. Louis has the timing just right where he can get it to repeatedly bark for ages; much to the annoyance of the tv viewers in the household. Mind you he’s just as noisy when he’s asleep – I can hear him snoring as I type this.

Here’s Louis on his birthday:-

NIne Years Old!

Happy Birthday Louis!

Many happy returns Louis.

Saturday
22 Nov
2014

Ridgeback’s Third Law

In our house I’ve always had just one rule – we do not disobey the rules of thermodynamics. It’s nice to see that other Ridgebacks also follow the rules of physics.

We had a visitor pass through the site the other day checking on their puppy ridgeback’s weight. David from New Zealand kindly sent in these pictures of his Ridgeback Archer:-

Archer on his sofa

Archer & his blankets

Archer in action

Who needs wings?

Absolutely fantastic pictures that just go to prove Ridgeback’s Third Law – for every action there’s an equal and opposite amount of inertia that involves a sofa.

Thanks for the piccies David & Archer – I was beginning to think that it was only Louis that was welded to a sofa.