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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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29 Jan

Cat flap catastrophe

Another visit to the vets for Louis yesterday, this time with a cat flap around his neck. In the end he was given an injection to calm him down and the cat flap was cut off him.

He’s had the cat flap around his neck before – this was when we used to put him in the kitchen if we were out. After the first incident I made a plastic slide that covered the flap on the inside. This is off the rest of the time to allow Smudge in and out.

Yesterday, however, he heard a banging noise at the side of the house (Andy & Sandy next door are having some work done.) He shot off to investigate but, as usual, his hound brakes don’t work well and he powered through the cat flap with such force that he became stuck.

Needless to say I won’t be fitting another cat flap in its place. Sue tells me he was panicking a lot – Sue’s ended up with quite a few scratches off the sharp plastic and Louis’ helping claws as she tried to get the cat flap off him. She got him in the back of my car and went to the vets – I now have the jobs of fixing something over the hole and also getting all the hound hairs off the back seat.

23 Jan

Full steam ahead

Louis is back on form now after his recent duck dilemma. This means a waggy tail waiting for me after a hard day’s work (many will disagree with that last statement). The moment I walk through the door he’s off for one of his toys which is thrown at my feet followed by that look he does so well.

All that’s on my mind at that time is my own stomach but, truth be told, the playtime before my feedtime is a bazillion times easier to deal with than him moping on the sofa with a dodgy tummy.

His fuel processing system is back in tip-top-plop condition, much to our delight (who’d have thought this would prove a topic of much conversation and heated debate – examining steaming pyramids down the valley with a torch at six in the morning must be the first sign of madness). The downside is I have no one to blame for some of the toxicity in the house.

19 Jan

I’ll have a half…

As promised here’s a picture of Sid and his mate Pete enjoying a (few cans of) Guinness whilst on their recent holiday.

A Guinness between drinks

A Guinness between drinks

You can compare Sid one year on from this post:- Guinnessy Sid one year ago
The only difference I can see is that they are sat somewhere different. Oh, and that Sid seems to be dying his hair.

12 Jan

Breaking News…

It’s that time of year when we post a pic of Sid in Australia drinking a huge Guinness. That will come. Unfortunately Sid & Sue’s daughter Amaya took a tumble on the first day of their holidays in Adelaide and broke her leg. Poor thing. Here she is looking chirpy in her purple cast that she’ll have to wear for a few weeks.

That must have hurt.

That must have hurt.

Apparently it didn’t stop her from running around and enjoying the rest of the holidays.