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Once again found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin and the need to pay for a licence. Abandoned that and the videos are now back up and running.

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

Some interesting Linnaean dog terminology.

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Sunday
21 Sep
2008

One year on…

Louis was on parade again today at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of Great Britain Championship show. He came second in his class which we’re very pleased about.

He’s asleep in his den at the moment whilst I’m enjoying a cold beer and watching one of my favourite movies, The Quiet Man. It’s been another long day in the bathroom but progress is good. The shower outlet is done. I’d tested the hot and cold inlets yesterday so had to plumb the outlet this morning after heading out to buy a sealing washer. The plasterboard is on and the wallpaper on the other side is now off, along with the radiator.

Tomorrow is tiling day. Should be fun.

Friday
19 Sep
2008

Training and playing

We are having such a good time training for Louis’ Silver Good Canine Citizen Award. I can wholeheartedly recommend Knutsford training centre where we go. No choke chains, no shouting, no forcing; all the dogs have a wonderful time, it’s like one big play session.

We put all the training into practice when we go out and about and I love it when people come and pat him and say what a lovely boy he is.

We are looking forward to seeing the babies at the G. B. Club Show this weekend. Sue, Sassy, Jan, Zuri and last but not least Chris and Bertie.

For Sue, thanks for the guestbook message. I had absolutely nothing to do with setting this web site up, it was my far better half, Andy. Andy is the brain in this family*, he allows me on to blog and pick pictures from time to time.

*Comment by Andy – not a lot of competition in the brain stakes; a mawking cat, a daft hound and……

Sunday
31 Aug
2008

Back seat driver

Despite my best efforts to try and keep Louis’ hairs off the car seats here’s a picture of him thwarting me by shoving his head between the rear seat rests. Louis is relegated to the boot in this car as I spent days and days getting his short hairs out of the material weave of the rear seats of the Golf before I had to hand it back to the lease company. Even then there must have been enough hair left in there to weave a jumper.

Take your next left...

Take your next left...

We were waiting for Sue at Tesco’s – she was busy getting him a large bag of his gravy bones. God forbid we run out of treats for Louis! We can be down to the last tin of beans and some curled up bread but no way will we ever be short of supplies for Boy Wonder Hound!

Louis was also on parade on Friday at the City of Birmingham Canine Association. Unfortunately he wasn’t placed but Sue and Louis had a good time. Louis looked good and Chris ran him beautifully as usual. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the next show!

Saturday
16 Aug
2008

A sunny day at last

:-)bg Louis and I went on our travels to the south of Wales yesterday. Louis got a second, he looked very handsome. We love that show, it’s so relaxed and I managed to chit chat to lots of people. One of the breeds I particularly enjoyed watching were in the next ring, deerhounds. What an elegant gentle giant. It always impresses me how people manage to walk about with several well behaved big dogs. My Tom Tom decided to go on the blink on the way home so we took a slightly different route home ( Chris always says she knows the way) famous last words :-)cz When we got home Louis tore round his garden and as usual got his pampering from Andy and the neighbours, beer flowed and hangovers were created. What a difference a sunny day can make.