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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.