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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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24 Jul

What Happens Next?

Louis is still suffering in our English summer but he cannot resist some playtime whatever the temperature. I like to wind Louis up until he decides it’s time to stop playing fairly.

This is Louis just at that very moment before he decides enough is enough.

Louis deciding that it's time to unleash a world of pain.

It’s the final countdown.

I still have all my fingers but the barks he gives to signify battle will soon be joined leaves my eardrums ringing.

This is the aftermath:-

Checking all fingers present and correct

Checking all fingers present and correct

I know the bark is coming – it’s just one – but it still makes me jump after all these years.

01 Jul

Good Old Boy

Summer is upon us and getting Louis unglued off the sofa is proving difficult. He still has his puppy-like moments but they are on his terms and to his timetable.

He’s learning to live alongside the four chickens that now reside in the back garden but it’s an uneasy truce. He sneaked out of the back door one day and decided the chickens needed herding into one spot. This went well until two of the chickens made a break for it and tried to fly past him. Clipped wings don’t lend themselves to aerodynamic efficiency and Louis’ instinct to chase and catch was unleashed. Fortunately for the chickens their noise had alerted us to a problem and we calmed everyone down.

A distinguished looking Louis.

A distinguished looking Louis.

Louis is 8 1/2 years old now and possesses a grey beard and eyebrows that give him a distinguished look – see the piccie above. If he could talk I wonder if he’d ask if there was a canine version of Grecian 2000.