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Saturday
24 Sep
2011

Pie Pinching Pooch

As you can iamgine we’ve been busy in the new home; that’s why there’s not been so many posts recently.

We’ve got a lot of jobs done; new fence at the back and gates at the side to keep Louis in, trees chopped down, alarm fitted etc etc.

Now that Louis is penned in we can get on with jobs and leave the back door open so he can roam about and keep an eye on the two of us. Today Sue was in the back garden and I was under the floor in the crawlspace ripping out old alarm cabling. I came up for air and went into the kitchen to find Louis with two paws on the worktop helping himself to an apple pie that Sue’s mum had lovingly baked for us. He’d demolished the pie lid and was working his way through the filling.

Here’s the evidence:-

Louis The Pie Pincher

Who ate all the pies?

You’ll see that Louis was demolishing the pie with surgical precision, layer by layer.

Louis looked suitably shamefaced about the theft for a couple of minutes and then spent the next ten minutes licking and smacking his lips with delight – after all Sue’s mum makes exceedingly good apple pie.

Friday
09 Sep
2011

Settling In

Well, we’ve been in the new house a week now and it already feels like home. Sue and I have both been very busy although my jobs are much more important than Sue’s.

Louis has met and charmed all the neighbours with his good looks and endearing behaviour.

The first night we stayed here we slept on our inflatable camping mattress and used our sleeping bags. The next night we had got our mattress in and we slept on that in our sleeping bags. Both these nights Louis slept in our bedroom on an old, large cushion off our old sofa. By the Sunday we had our bed sorted plus some lovely leather sofas from Sue’s mum in place in the lounge. That night Louis didn’t make it to sleep in our room – here you can see why…..

Leather Sofa Louis

Leather Sofa Louis

Louis loves the new house but we think he loves his new sofa even more.

Saturday
03 Sep
2011

Home Sweet Home

Well we got the keys to the new home on Thursday and are busy shifting stuff in at the moment. Louis is settling in well and has set up a patrol route in the back garden. He’s bemused by all the comings and goings.

One of the first jobs we have to do is raise the fence at the back; I’m not sure our adjoining neighbours at the back will be pleased with the sight of Louis staring over the fence as they potter around their back garden.

I’ll get some photos taken of Louis in his new environment and post a few. First things first though – more trips to the folks to retrieve stuff we have stored there these last few months.