Dasher's Italian Greyhound blog 2020
This is the continued story of Italian Greyhound Dasher started in July 2009 - see old blogs. The latest "happenings" will be put on at the top at frequent intervals, so the story unfolds from the bottom and up! He lives with his nephew Solo. I have videos of Lure Coursing and other doggy things on YouTube under my name: sighthounddotnet - Email me or go back at any time to my sighthound.net start page.
Happy reading! - Janet
(Photo: Italians Dasher, nearly 11 years (on right) and Solo, 7 years on left.)
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Wednesday the 8th of April 2020 - and the twelfth blog!
Sunday the 29th of March
Our first snow! (Melted just a few hours later in the bright sunshine.)
Below: Peeing in the snow early morning.
Below: Saturday evening - a beautiful evening sky!
Below, spotted in the newspaper: Some bright spark gave The Little Mermaid a mask and some alcohol spray - which the police quickly removed! I thought it was rather funny!
Below: I had two good friends to lunch who bought Sushi and wine en route - and we had a wonderful, much needed natter! (The dogs always live in the hopes...)
Saturday the 28th of March
Solo always loves to sit on the sofa arm in this funny way!
Manday the 23rd of March
An incredible sunshine and light frost.
Thursday the 19th of March
A totally nonchalant cat sunning itself who totally ignores the dogs - while they bark and dart at it, dying to give chase!
Then it casually strolls across the road and into a garden, tail held high and just like they don't exist! They are completely amazed! I have photographed this cat before, so I think it knows us.
Below, pretty blossom is opening everywhere.
Thursday the 5th of March
Monday the 24th of February
I went on the bus and train to a family birthday party yesterday. The dogs love travelling and are angels. They get admired by many! It was freezing cold with a storm wind, hence the warm jackets from "Togs for Dogs"! Below, waiting for the bus - and on the bus to the station:
There was chaos after I arrived. While I was taking my coat off and greeting everyone, the two raced into the dining room where our “starters” of delicious smoked salmon, ditto mousse and cute decoration, was already laid out at the ready! They managed to eat two portions between them before we noticed! Problem solved, as the two youngest grandchildren did not want their portions, (saving themselves up for the birthday cake?), so we managed – but I am not sure if I am forgiven yet! Photo below taken after the "whiped clean" plates were removed!
Above right: Dasher gets cuddled at the table. Below: When Solo wants to show his love, he HAS to lick something made of metal - usually my watch. But here he is licking my sons iWatch and activating all sorts of things - maybe he is sending messages?!
Torsday the 20th of February 2020
The dogs know the time very precisely! They sometimes try to kid me about 11.30 that it is lunch time, but I tell them to go and sit down again, which they do. Then at exactly 2 minutes past 12 today, sometimes a bit before but not much, they say NOW it is time! Even though I may not break off and feed them for another half hour or so, they know exactly when it is 12 noon and tell me with no uncertain words/body language!!!
Tuesday the 18th of February
Wednesday the 12th of February
Monday the 10th of February
Had the family to lunch yesterday but I was soooo busy, I only took a few photos - here are the pair pathetically asking for some tit-bits at the table!
Below: Dasher has just been shown really close up, all the food that he is NOT having! But my son has now done this for over 10 years, so he is used to the torture!
Spring is on the way!
Dasher seems to think this is a comfortable way of chewing a bone! Below another walk.
Tuesday the 21st of January
At last a break in the rain and I take the the pumpkins a long walk over the fields, lighting up whereever they are!
Solo steals from my office wastepaper basket!
I am squeezing the juice of an orange and once years ago, Dasher liked mandarins. I offer a half to Solo who backs off. Then I try Dasher - he isn't sure but he takes it and drops it. Then, just because he showed an interest, Solo HAD to grab it – but then he too loses interest! They prefer strawberries and plums any day!
Tuesday the 21st of January
Spring is on the way! But the dogs don't know it! Here is Dasher in his bed all pink with warmth.
The morning sun lights up all the beech leaves - soon to blow away...Below, silly play!
Tuesday the 14th of January
My two pumpkins glowing in the rising sun! Below: Spot the dog! Dasher keeping as warm as toast.
Monday the 6th of January 2020
Talk about climate change, here is a mosquito who dared to follow me inside this morning, in the hope of a quick meal! It never knew what hit it! We should be wading around in snow and freezing weather right now, but it is just wet and very mild!
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