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20 Jun

World of sport

We normally play tug games with Louis at the end of his weekend walks but today we found an abandoned football (it wasn’t a 2010 Jabulani ball, it was an old Telstar design).

Louis spotted it from a mile away and we then had a good kickabout with him chasing the ball back and forth.

Whilst passing the ball to and fro Sue found a proper rounders ball; in the UK girls play what is known as baseball – we call it rounders.

At this point Louis refused to play football anymore until he could get to see what Sue was trying in vain to hide in her pocket. As Louis is a spoilt hound Louis got his own way and ended up playing with the rounders ball.

He might have got his own way with all the different toys to play with but we ended up with Mr Knackered Hound; the end result is that I got to eat my breakfast in relative piece as he was busy sleeping.

13 Jun

UFO Louis, an Unmovable Furry Object

We bought Codee the Ridgeback/Bull Mastiff cross her first puppy collar and lead the other day. The problem was we were probably a few weeks late as the largest puppy collar wouldn’t fit!

Of course, as Codee is a lady a pink collar and lead was in order – sorry Darren! A lucky escape then, for Darren, as Codee has grown so quickly.

That prompted me to check out Louis’ collars.

Here’s a pic of all three of Louis collars. When we tried him with the first one he was like a bucking bronco; he definitely did not want to wear a collar!

Louis' collars

Louis' wardrobe of sartorial elegance

Nowadays all you have to do is get his lead ready and he’s ready to go out for a walk – unless it’s too hot and then he betrays his Rhodesian origins and turns into a UFO, an Unmovable Furry Object

13 Jun

King Kong

The house is getting back to normal after decorating the lounge. As part of the tidying up process we found one of Louis’ Kong toys.

We gave it a good scrubbing and then filled it with some of our Sunday roast. The boy has been busy trying to break into it for the last hour – he must be knackered.

I remember reading somewhere that exercising your doggie with brain work for 10 minutes was like walking him for an hour. That may be true but, to be honest, I’m knackered just watching him chucking his Kong around (Louis’ approach to getting at the food in the Kong is the old favourite “chuck the Kong up in the air repeatedly” method).

Anyway, he’s now broken the back of the job and is busy hoovering the floor up of any stray bits of our Sunday roast.

05 Jun

Hazy Dog Days.

Louis pooped, not managed to move for the past hour. Lou has enjoyed a full day, walkies with both Andy and myself on the valley, we played till he dropped. Home for milk and a mooch whilst breakfast was prepared.
Lou slept as we went on our weekend food providing and family visiting trip.
I completed a final coat of paint in the lounge, Lou came in from time to time for a cuddle and to stick his nose in the paint and wag his tail on the walls, he wants to feel a part of things (unlike Andy who has stayed away). We played his favorite game of pull, tug and throw followed by his evening walk. Louis then helped Andy clean the pond filter and assisted Andy with cooking steak on the barbie.
I don’t know how he fits all this in; I suppose that’s why he has the sugar bowl look.