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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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19 Sep

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……

07 Sep

My feet are wet..

It rained and rained on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday. We took Louis for his usual stroll down the valley but well before we got there you could hear the river.

We’ve seen the Ladybrook after storms before but nothing like this. I had taken the camera with me and took a few photos. The light wasn’t good and I had post-vino shakes but the picture below shows the river in full flow.

Ladybrook in flood

Ladybrook in flood

At this point there is a set of stepping stones – they usually stick out of the river by about a foot. I guess that they are about three foot under water in this picture. Just before this bit there was a tree down as its roots had been uncovered by the force of the water.

There’s a bridge over the river further along and the water was lapping over this so I went to take a look despite Sue telling me off. Louis had to follow and spotted two footballs that had somehow been washed down and were stuck at the bridge. Needless to say he was interested in rescuing them so we had to leave to stop him from trying to get them. As we were going I slipped and went A over T much to the amusement of Sue.

13 Jul

Two weeks of bliss

😆 Louis and Andy have had a relaxing two weeks; no work for Andy and no shows for Louis. Camping, walking and generally enjoying each others company; it’s knocked ten years off Andy.
I’m enjoying my new job in the local sweetie shop; 12 hours a week playing with customers. The down side is I am on the weight watcher diet and crisps, chocs and sweeties are off the menu. :-)cz
As you can see in Andy’s last blog the photo of the two boys is rather special. The ones he took of me are horrid, Louis always looks smart but I tend to let him down.
We are preparing for the next show which is the Midlands & Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Show. It will be great to see the regulars, it feels like we haven’t played out for a while. Time to go, Louis’ fast asleep in his bed and Andy’s returning to work tomorrow so an early night is required. :-)dz

30 Apr

Louis’ girlfriends

Louis has several platonic girlfriends he plays with in the morning. Since his favourite girlfriend Tilly moved he’s become close to a very gorgeous gun dog called Lilly; she’s fast and rather smart. Another one of Louis ladies is Tinks; she’s full of mischief, she looks like a Parson’s Terrier. Then there’s Molly, a little Westie. We see all these girls on our walks. It’s a very social pastime walking the hound, I talk to so many people and Louis has loads of attention from a variety of people, kiddies, ladies, and men alike. :-A

I went to see Louis’ half brothers and sisters the other day and they are so gorgeous. Andy’s going to show me how to add a picture to my blogs so I’m going to do two blogs today, if I survive being taught by hubby. 😕