This is Bear, hes not very well poor lad. Regular readers may remember he had a crash with Reuben resulting in a bust crutia ligament and an operation to rebuild him. He has never regained proper use fo the leg but manages to rob food off the dining table still so cant be that bad. Basically the front end does not look like it belongs to the back end, front being all muscle and the back wasting away. But this year he has lost at least a third of his weight, but then regained most of it and yesterday he could not walk. He's still happy and waggy but clearly ill. V E T is having him it tomorrow for scans, xrays and bloods. Fingers crossed its something simple and treatable!
Not sure why this is the wrong side up but heres Rippers on the sofa looking smug. Hall of shame so far for running into new glass doors, Reba outright winner 5 times, Rocky once, as is Spotty, Ritchie stopped just in time twice then ran headlong into another two times, Bear fell on it, the others used the back door and only Rippers gets a badge of honour as she refused to run into it, then refused to cross the threshold when the door was open as she suspected a trick. In the end she was carried in when she slumped on the sofa and stayed put. Clever girl.
Its been a year to the day that Oscamps, of the reservoir pups litter, ledft Rock HQ and began life with his forever family in the east. He's done well introducing his humans to enormous quantities of slobber, dog hair, chewed items, but most of all an endless supply of loyalty and love.
The clan are getting used to the new building on the front of the house, and at the moment the glass doors are not fitted making it a great game to run full speed right through it. We know that this is going to lead to a nasty shock for one or two of them when the glass is fitted monday so we are trying to discourage the game.
How could we have forgotten Rippers Birthday, it wasn't until the Northern Contingent sent us this that we remembered Ripley was 2 today and was due at least one jaffa cake, although now there are so many clan members there are not many left over in a box of McVities best.
So Happy Birthday Rippers, Alfie, Buddy and Reuby.