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Once again found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin and the need to pay for a licence. Abandoned that and the videos are now back up and running.

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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Wednesday
26 Mar
2008

How difficult can a blog be?

I wanted to create a blog for Louis (in the full knowledge that probably I’m the only one going to be reading the thing anyway). I didn’t want to use anything that wasn’t on my server and did some investigating.

Choices were limited as I found out my cheap hosting package doesn’t support MySql which most of the biggie applications needed.

I eventually found Greymatter, a nice piece of software. It wasn’t easy for a novice like me to get to grips with (my fault, not Greymatter’s) and I still haven’t integrated it as well as I would like into Louis’ webpage but it seems to work well.

Monday
24 Mar
2008

Crufts

We were at Crufts on Sunday. Early start, leaving the house at 5:30am. I don’t watch Louis in the show ring as I’m his personal chew toy and would be too much of a distraction. Unfortunately Louis didn’t get a place but we’ll try again next year.
The place was rammed with people and doggies. You have to stay until 4pm before you can “escape”. Lots of people come up and ask to pet Louis and ask questions which is enjoyable. Louis won’t lie in his benching area and prefers to sprawl out in the aisle which makes sure passers by stop and chat. He was even stroked by a young lady who was frightened of dogs but had won two tickets to Crufts and didn’t want to waste them!

Monday
24 Mar
2008

Louis is a step brother

Louis mum, Indee, has had 14 pups – six girlies and eight boys.

Cute as buttons and difficult to resist stealing them from Chris, the breeder, when she’s not looking.