Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.
Wednesday December 19th 2018
It’s raining in Kings Heath Park on Tuesday, and here are Rufus in a fetching dark chocolate and Nancy in an alluring black.
Their new fleece coats are not only warm but waterproof.
When she measured them, Bev tells me, they came out exactly the same.
In fact, as Rufus demonstrates below,
his garment is the real haute couture, fitting him perfectly. Nancy, though is not quite as tall as her brother and not quite as long in the body, so hers comes further down her legs and is a bit wrinkly on her back.
But they both look lovely and are well smart enough to meet a new arrival.
Sadly, over the last eighteen months, we have said goodbye to quite a number of canine old timers, and some not so old, too.
Handsome boxer Elmo’s family members were devastated when he died.
M.’s wife and daughters wanted another dog but, M. explained, he found it so difficult to get over the loss of Elmo, that for a long time, he wasn’t even ready to contemplate it.
A month ago he succumbed to the pleas of the rest of the family. They scoured the rescue sites and found
puppy Roo, just five months old.
Roo is from Romania. He was found with his mother and siblings on an old airstrip and rescued.
He has only been with his new family for a month and they already dote on him.
He is an affectionate, happy, confident pup who already comes back when he is called, even if he’s introducing himself to another dog. He sits beautifully and waits patiently for a treat: no begging, jumping up or snatching, and he walks nicely on the lead.
He is so circumspect when he comes across Isis that she doesn’t even drop her tail, just carries on dancing and clacking her teeth.
What a beautiful boy.
Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dogwatchuk.co.uk