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Once again found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin and the need to pay for a licence.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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Monday
30 Aug
2010

Back garden wildlife…

Hot on the heels of the hedgehogs roaming around the back garden we’ve had visits from more unusual wildlife; unusual for us anyway.

The first was a peacock butterfly fluttering around the garage. Managed to get a couple of piccies off and then let it go before it got caught up in the myriad of spider’s webs that fill my garage. Here it is:-

Peacock Butterfly

A few days later we had a visit from a huge dragonfly. After looking on the web we think it’s a Southern Hawker. It was massive; we get quite a few damselflies because of the pond but never a dragonfly. I managed to get up quite close with the camera…

Southern Hawker Dragonfly

Southern Hawker Dragonfly

Josie next door wasn’t too happy when it was flying around. Luckily Louis didn’t see it as I’m sure he would have been jumping up and trying to catch it as he does with most flying things. To be honest Louis sees the airspace above our tiny plot as another zone to keep lions out of plus anything else – as posted previously – Close Encounter Of The Spiky Kind

Monday
23 Aug
2010

Inertia

When I was at school (a long, long time ago) certain things were drummed into our brains with such ferocity that I can still recite many useless facts; well, useless, in my day to day activities.

One of these is Newton’s first law, “A body continues in a state of rest or continuous motion unless acted upon by another force” or something like that.

Sometimes Louis doesn’t want to go on his morning walk and this is what you end up with…

inert Louis

I'm not going anywhere no matter what you think.

As you can see Louis obeys Newton’s First Law with no shame.

Monday
23 Aug
2010

It wasn’t me….

Here’s a bit of an update on Codee the Sofa Loafer. This is what happens if you dare take a day’s holiday to spend with your doggie and then have the audacity to leave her downstairs for three minutes whilst you go and get dressed.

Wasn't me.

Wasn't me, I didn't do it. Prove it.

I hope Sharon has learned her lesson!

Monday
16 Aug
2010

Mobile Vending Machines

Louis learns pretty quickly when food is involved. He also has his own calculations as to when he is due a treat.

He considers that, when you’re out walking, he deserves a treat about every 50 paces. He lets you know this by touching the back of your hand with his wet snout. This means it’s time to load up with a treat or suffer more wet snout assaults.

I think he sees us as bipedic vending machines. Here’s a pic of Louis giving me a “the vending machine isn’t working – it better get fixed quickly” evil look.

Where's my treats?