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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.

Some interesting Linnaean dog terminology.

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18 Dec

More Sofa Loafin’

Louis has spent the last 5 years moulding the sofas to suit his needs. We’ve given up on ever having sofas that visitors won’t grimace at when they have to sit down. We’ve tried sofa throws but Louis just powers through them and makes sure any mud he brings in gets on the throws and the sofas in equal portions.

He has a routine for which sofa is to be used and when. First thing in the morning after his walk it’s my sofa so he can sit up on it and watch the world go to work and school through the window. If it’s serious, uninterrupted snoozing that he’s scheduled then it’s Sue’s sofa that is used (there’s a common theme of serious snoozing on that sofa, human and canine).

If he can’t get on the snoozin’ sofa then, as second best, mine will do so here he is in action:-

Louis the sofa loafer part 1

Another hard day keeping lions out of the back garden.

A close up of the above shot reveals how Louis has fully morphed into being part of the sofa:-

Louis the sofa loafer part 2

Louis at one with the sofa.

As I’m typing this both sofas are in use and Louis is on the floor, waiting……waiting for one of his sofas to become available.

04 Dec

Snow Patrol

Winter arrived early again this year with lots of snow and freezing overnight temperatures.

Louis is turning into a clone of Sue with a desire to sleep in late in the morning. When I get up for work these days and come downstairs he tries his best to shrink into the sofa and become invisible as he must be thinking “that lunatic wants to go out for a walk in the dark and the cold”.

Mind you, he still has to maintain order and discipline and patrol the borders – here’s a piccie of Louis returning to base after a perimeter patrol.

Snow Patrol

Louis on snow patrol

Last night was really cold so we supplemented the central heating by turning on the gas fire in the lounge et voilĂ , Louis turned into a fire hound. He dragged his blanket over to the fireside and then settled down to absorb all that heat.

14 Nov

Captain Sparko

Here’s a picture of Louis doing what he does best; his alter-ego super-dog-hero Captain Sparko.

Don’t let the sedentary pose fool you – this hound is poised for action.

Ever Ready Louis

Ever Ready Louis

He’s just waiting for the call…..

21 Oct


Years ago, pre Louis, Sue and I spotted a plant that we liked, a chocolate vine. We bought a tiny plant that has now taken over a good portion of the garden.

This year it has given us a few disturbing looking fruit that is apparently edible. I need to check up to see what we can turn it into.

It does look like something that should belong in a Willy Wonka factory.

chocolate vine fruit

Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

Whilst the above picture was taken Louis was very interested and he had to get involved. He didn’t know what it was that was worthy of the camera so gave it his best shot to get back in the limelight. Here it is:-


Louis versus the chocolate vine fruit

In my view, Louis won.