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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.

Some interesting Linnaean dog terminology.

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Monday
04 Aug
2008

All quiet on the western front

Louis is off to a show tomorrow. It’s a long way away so Sue is going to have to get up very early and the house is all quiet even though it’s before 9pm.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that Louis behaves when in the ring. He’s been very pesty recently. Sue and Louis seem to get in a good afternoon nap so that they are full of energy for when I get back. Louis’ second job after beating the sofa with his tail when I get in (which I must admit is a great welcome home) is to rush off and find a toy that he drops at my feet.

Owned

Owned

Anyway – I was trawling through some old photos of Louis’ first days at home and here’s one of him that brings a smile to my lips. Whilst it’s hard to connect the puppy that was a few kilos back then with the 44 kg tank that runs about the house now, somethings haven’t changed – his pleading pose. What a little pleader.

Wednesday
11 Jun
2008

It’s all too much

Louis’ had an eventful day and as I type this he’s snoring in his den. First thing was his usual morning walk down the valley. Secondly Sue decided to plant some lettuce seeds which went well despite Louis’ desire to see what was going on and help. With the job done Sue went inside to wash her hands and came out to find that Louis had taken it upon himself to redistribute the seeds on the lawn and in the borders. Should make gardening interesting in the coming months.

Gremlins in the garden

Gremlins in the garden

To top it all off Louis’ half brother Bertie came to visit and a photo from the subsequent playtime in the garden is shown above. (More Gremlin impersonations.) Louis is very good with puppies; he lets them jump all over him – up to a point anyway! Bertie shows some classic Louis traits, it must be in the genes.

Thursday
01 May
2008

Gremlins

This is a close up of yesterday’s blog pic which shows one of the girlies doing a pretty good Gremlins impression after breaking the three rules of water, bright light and feeding after midnight.

Bright light, bright light

Bright light, bright light

Seeing those needle like teeth takes me back to when Louis was a wee Gremlin. I also remember those frightening moments when playing with him as his puppy teeth would make sudden appearances in the tug toys that we played with.

Wednesday
30 Apr
2008

The Monduri Pack

Well the pups are nearly old enough to go to their new families. Chris is having a posh photo by Dean Sawyer on Saturday, I don’t know how he will get all the babes to cooperate. I’m going to watch and learn. Chris has done wonders; the pups are so wonderful and healthy.

Pups from Louis' mum's second litter

Pups from Louis' mum's second litter

This picture was taken when the pups had had half an hours giddy session. If I let my heart rule my head I would have liked one of these babies.