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Once again found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin and the need to pay for a licence.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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Sunday
25 Oct
2009

Spring forward, Fall back

The clocks went back today so we got the first and only lie-in of the year. One extra hour! I think Louis enjoyed his lie-in too but I heard him up and about at his usual time of around 5:30am.

I took the camera on his morning walk but despite the extra hour it was still too dark. I’ve got a video of red flashing lights but you wouldn’t know there was a dog attached to the lights.

I got this picture however; this is Louis doing a perfect recall. There were sausages involved.

Where's the sausages?

Where's the sausages?

You have to admire his attention to duty. Pitch black but just one mention of “sausages” and he’s licking his lips. (I’d like to think that this recall was nothing to do with sausages but I’m not so sure.)

Sunday
18 Oct
2009

Barking Mad

Louis has recently extended his territorial boundaries surrounding the house to the airspace above it. He’s always viewed birds and squirrels in the trees as trespassers but the last week or so he’s expanded this zone from about 50 feet to about 5,000.

This is partly down to a subtle change in the weather (Autumn is upon us) and the prevailing wind direction which has resulted in the planes from Mancheter Airport taking off over our way.

If he’s outside and a plane goes over he gives it a warning bark and stares at it until it’s out of sight.

We’re not sure why he’s started doing this. I have a theory though. I think he thinks he’s a plane. On my last trip to the US I bought him a new flashing light collar for his early morning walks. This has two bright flashing red lights on it and, in the dark down in the valley, they look like aircraft wingtip navigation lights. Actually I have another theory; he’s just daft.

Monday
05 Oct
2009

Kitchen design flaw

Louis has a new home in the kitchen. We created a space for him under the worktop, in front of the radiator.

The trouble is that it is right in front of the table so you have to deal with this sad face

Louis staring at me whilst I'm trying to eat

Louis staring at me whilst I'm trying to eat

staring at you throughout your meal.

The kitchen design flaw is that I should have installed a drain in the kitchen floor just where Louis is as the pool of dribble that he leaves is dangerously slippy!