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We've added an extra chart showing Louis' weight against how many weeks old; makes it easier to read and compare.

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Thursday
26 Jan
2012

Home Messy Home

There’s a lot going on in Louis’ domain these last few weeks (which go someway to explain the lack of blogging). We’ve started on the mods to the house that involve converting all the loft area into liveable space as well as extending the kitchen and a re-arrangement of the bathroom.

As such the house is in a state of flux; lots of work going on – banging, clattering etc. Louis is coping quite well but full marks to the lads who are doing the job. They’ve all quickly learnt that keeping Louis sweet makes for an easy life. They arrive every day armed with dog treats and every time they meet Louis they make him sit and behave before he gets a reward.

We’re two and a half weeks into the build and things are going well (fingers crossed).

Here’s a picture of me in the opened out loft area pretending that I’ve done the work:-

Magical Mystical Loft Tour

Magical Mystical Loft Tour

More importantly here’s a picture of our own furry quantity surveyor checking on what’s been done:-

Louis the building inspector

Louis the building inspector

We’ve a few more weeks of disruption to go but we’re enjoying every day.

Saturday
14 Jan
2012

Lager, lager, lager

Sid has sent in his annual photo of him enjoying a small beer whilst he was on his holiday in Adelaide with Sue and Amaya.

As you’ll see he’s off the Guinness again but he’s followed the “size matters” tenet.

Antipodean Sid 2012

Lager Lout Sid

Tuesday
10 Jan
2012

Belated Xmas Pose

We’re waiting for the annual Sid’s holiday pose with a Guinness from his holiday in Adelaide so, instead, we’ll post a late picture of Louis posing in front of the Christmas tree.

We got a card from Sharon this Xmas of her Codee wearing a Santa hat so we decided to replicate this with Louis ready for Deecmber 2012 (plan ahead we say). After many attempts, a lot of Schmako treat-bribery plus lots of cajoling we can report that the attempt was completely unsuccessful so our Xmas 2012 cards will not be of Louis. This picture was taken during our attempt – you can see that Louis is focussed on something – it’s a Schmako being held alongside the Santa hat. At one stage he grabbed the hat, ran off with it and gave it a good shaking before returning to see if another Schmako was available.

Xmas Louis

Okay, I've posed, where's me treat?

Now all we need is the picture from Sid; maybe we can use that in our 2012 cards instead.