WARNING: This blog has been written under the influence of wine.
Yesterday saw the first of Smudge's pups to be chosen. Colin and Joan traveled down from Kent to visit us and pick their boy from Smudge's litter. I had spoken with Joan on the phone and on meeting the vibe I had got from speaking with her had not been wrong. Colin and Joan arrived bearing cheese, dog toys and a lovely water colour of Henry.
The dog chew toys have gone down well with the pups and dogs, and Joan made them out of old fleece cot blankets. Joan and her husband Colin have a place in France, so brought us a Reblochen cheese which she told me is used in a dish called Tartiflette, so on Google and this evening after shopping this morning for lardons, crusty bread and of course a couple bottles of wine (which I am now the worse for) our family and me eat a hearty supper, followed by a fruit salad of strawberries and mango (as mangoes were being sold off for two a penny). Strawberries and mango with a bit of orange juice, a squeeze of lemon juice, dribble of honey, a sprinkle of Demerara sugar and a dash of double cream, yum !
Less of my palate. Joan and Colin were a joy to meet and the test of a customer is the meeting of the whole pack, which they took in their stride. Joan and Colin are seasoned dog lovers and it showed. They chose their boy and they have named him Alfie, who if everything goes to plan, will be terrorising squirrels in France, later on this summer.
The slideshow is Smudge's litter over the last couple days. Today we got out the big dog bed and the pups have taken to sleeping in it straight away, as often they can elect to sleeping behind it rather than in it, at first.
Lastly a video of the pups asleep in their new bed with our son Thomas. I make a comment about some people saying you should not let children in the bed of a puppy and that I'm not going to comment on people who say that and as I'm three parts to the wind writing this, I'm not going to comment on it now.
Enjoy the video, now I'm off as I've drunk a couple glasses of wine, husband thinks he's on to a sure thing, that when I get to bed I will be asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. Lol
P.S, Forgot to mention Jules and Matisse winning Britain's Got Talent. Using a three legged dog in your final routine, was a stroke of genius. Well done to a true dog lover. Watch how Jules takes a lick on the lips from her dogs. The face never lies.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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