WHAT I`M READING...LE PAPILLON & LE PHALENE - GRAND COEURS EN PETIT TAILLE - Jean-Marie Vanbutsele
THE LAST FILM I SAW....
" PACIFIC RIM" - great fun. Gojira meets Neon Genesis Evangelion
Saga of a woman old enough to know better who lets her life be governed by the ridiculous hobby of breeding and showing dogs, musing on life, the twenty first century, Cameron and his mini-me, and the occasional sheep.
"IN DOG YEARS, I`M DEAD"
Monday, July 30, 2012
OF SOLITAIRE AND CUPCAKE
The puppies grow like weeds, and even their mother is looking a bit less devoted and a bit more escapist these days. Although she will still wash them, and if I pick up one, will come to see if itis all right.
Solitaire has been a really good mother. She has done her best for me in three litters, and can look forward to a life of leisure.
I told her the other day, "Now you`re going to retire!"
She rolled her eyes and stared. Suddenly I wondered if she was thinking, "Retire? Is that the name of the next dog who`s going to force his evil attentions on me?" I assured her that her worst fears would not be realised.
Meanwhile young Cupcake has really come out of his shell, and in the video goes bananas and rushes about with his ears flapping, to the astonishment of his sisters Belle and Gracie (one ear down).
The barker is not of course a puppy, but Florian the Climbing Dog in the background.
Another show - and we all came armed with wellies and raincapes and umbrellas.
But the sun shone. It was a strange experience! And probably one we won`t have again this summer.
As always, Angel really enjoyed it. The ring had long grass, potholes and what looked suspiciously like two ancient cowpats, but she didn`t care. And she won again. And as usual was very smug about it, staring with contempt at her rivals. There is little point or pleasure in showing dogs if they do not really enjoy it.
And she travels well. One of my companions opened the dogbox to find his puppy had been sick all over itself, and was sadly but optimistically trying to clean off its front paws. Well, we rise above all that, don`t we?
Well, that`s Angel`s last adventure as a puppy. She is a grown up lady now, and will have to take her chances with the big girls.
Angel would assure you that she is a very big girl. Big enough to take on anything.
This was an attempt to introduce the six weekers to the adults. Part of their socialIsation. They had already met some adults, but here were more, and outside.
Well.....somehow or other the response of the adults, after inspecting them, was to become wildly excited and show off. The poor infants started to look like settlers in an old western surrounded by circling whooping Indians.
Of course I rescued them. And they were none the worse.