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Tuesday
21 Sep
2010

The Kibble Tree

Louis loves his kibble (well, actually, Louis loves most foods) but he’s very fond of the kibble that makes up the bulk of his meals. We feed him Purina as well as some other meaty based pouches in the main.

He gets treated with kibble whilst we are on his walks and we find this better than other treats as it’s easier for us to make sure he’s not overfed – that’s a condition that Louis does not recognise. It’s funny listening to him crunching a solitary kibble treat as he trots by your side.

The other day I called in the shop for something and left Sue and Louis waiting on the grass outside by an oak tree. I returned to find Louis sniffing his way around the acorns on the tree; something I’ve never seen him do before despite the fact that we have a mighty oak in our back garden.

Then it struck me – the acorns were the same size and colour as kibble so perhaps Louis considered he’d found the mother lode and got himself a kibble tree.

Tuesday
07 Sep
2010

Louis’s special friend

Pete and Josie were round the other night Louis-sitting whilst we were out. We were gone for a couple of hours and arrived back to find my lawn chewed up where Pete & Louis were playing tug of war.

It took Louis quite a while to recognise we were in the back garden – I’m sure he hadn’t realised we had gone as Pete had kept him so busy.

Anyway – after playtime for Louis was over he decided to turn his affections to Josie. He has a soft spot for her and is always giving her a doggie kiss over the fence. However this time Josie was on our side of the fence so he was able to get up close and personal.

ridgeback louis and Josie

Josie the lollipop

Louis was knackered after all the play and fussing he got. My lawn will never recover much to Pete’s delight.