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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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Wednesday
30 Apr
2008

The Monduri Pack

Well the pups are nearly old enough to go to their new families. Chris is having a posh photo by Dean Sawyer on Saturday, I don’t know how he will get all the babes to cooperate. I’m going to watch and learn. Chris has done wonders; the pups are so wonderful and healthy.

Pups from Louis' mum's second litter

Pups from Louis' mum's second litter

This picture was taken when the pups had had half an hours giddy session. If I let my heart rule my head I would have liked one of these babies.

Wednesday
30 Apr
2008

Louis’ girlfriends

Louis has several platonic girlfriends he plays with in the morning. Since his favourite girlfriend Tilly moved he’s become close to a very gorgeous gun dog called Lilly; she’s fast and rather smart. Another one of Louis ladies is Tinks; she’s full of mischief, she looks like a Parson’s Terrier. Then there’s Molly, a little Westie. We see all these girls on our walks. It’s a very social pastime walking the hound, I talk to so many people and Louis has loads of attention from a variety of people, kiddies, ladies, and men alike. :-A

I went to see Louis’ half brothers and sisters the other day and they are so gorgeous. Andy’s going to show me how to add a picture to my blogs so I’m going to do two blogs today, if I survive being taught by hubby. 😕

Monday
28 Apr
2008

Home again…

Back from Japan after a long 24 hour door to door journey. Managed to get three seats to myself on the main leg from Tokyo to Paris so I could stretch out a bit.

I swear Louis has a bit of a sixth sense when it comes to me arriving home. Actually it’s probably his heightened sense of smell as that 24 hour journey didn’t include a bath. He was pretty pleased to see me (an understatement if ever there was one) and it’s a welcome home worth that long journey.

I tested his scenting abilities this morning as I couldn’t get out of bed in time to leave for his morning walk but I did manage to join Sue and Louis as they played on the fields. I was quite a way off from them and hidden by trees but I could just see him. He just stopped dead and sniffed the air and headed my way. I had had a shower, honest.

Saturday
26 Apr
2008

Show Time

Fantastic day, Louis was on form from 5am till home time 8pm. The way he jumps into the car to go showing and settles for the journey makes me sure he loves his trips out. Chris and the boy worked so well together; they glide when Louis is in the ring. He gained a first under Jack in limit dog which means a lot to me because the guy has been in Ridgebacks forever. The show was at Melvern, quite a way from Manchester. It’s a great show centre, you have the hills in the background and on a clear day it’s beautiful. Louis went to bed as soon as we got in, he was pooped. I phoned his dad in Japan and he, as usual, was so proud of his boy. He’s been flashing Louis’ photos (I don’t think he even takes one of me) to all his work buddies. Carole Anne took a wonderful photo of Louis at the Midland and Northern show so when Andy comes home I’ll get him to scan it and put it on this blog – thank you Carole, you captured him in his best pose.