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08 Dec

Plausible Paws

We’ve been so. so busy over the last month or so; non-stop in fact.

Anyway, things have settled down again and we have a chance to catch our breath.

Our furry friend has been a trooper; taking advantages of walks when they are there and comforting us when we’ve been pre-occupied with things.

Here’s a pic of Louis settled on one of his many sofas:-

Plausible Paws

Plausible Paws

He looks likes he’s welded to it.

09 Oct

Looks Comfy

We’re still busy decorating – over two years in the new house now and we have still not got round all the rooms.

The lounge and dining room are getting close now – hopefully they’ll be ready in a few weeks as we just have the doors between the two rooms to do followed by the flooring of both.

They have been the two most difficult rooms as we use them daily and have done the decorating without abandoning them.

Louis has stoically put up with all the noise, dust, paint smells etc along with his segregation from areas of these rooms whilst paint dries. The front window is still out of bounds much to his disgust.

However our furry friend has the unswerving knack of being where the action is. Here is settled down on a pile of dust sheets in the dining room surrounding by bare floors.

Louis looking comfy.

Louis looking comfy.

The object to his left on the floor is actually Louis’ Xmas hat which he more often than not picks up after his dinner and tries to sneak outside to hide it.

14 Sep

Wasps – Skinheads Of The Insect World

Louis battles with flying insects that enter his no fly zone. Usually they escape but we have long feared him catching a wasp or a bee followed by a quick visit to the vet to sort out a constricted airway.

However our furry friend dumbfounded us by deciding to stand on a drunken wasp today.

At this time of year there’s lots of fruit in the garden and some of it is starting to “turn” as it becomes overripe.

As such the wasps that feed on this fruit get drunk and even more aggressive.

So poor Louis stood on a pissed up wasp and got stung. He wasn’t happy (neither was the wasp) and we had to muzzle him whilst the sting was removed.

There was a lot of paw lifting and huge sad eyes but he’s okay now.

17 Aug

Who? Me?

Here’s Louis in one of his repetoire of poses, each of which has many meanings. He uses this particular pose when:-

  1. He’s spotted something I have which he wants.
  2. He’s moments away from leaping up to greet me Maori style.
  3. He’s done something naughty and is apologetic.
I didnae do it, it wasnae me.

Not me Sir, no way.


This time around he was guilty of pestering for food.