Our first full month together. Bob and Sophie thriving. Bob over eleven kilos, Sophie nudging ten. Bob a big happy lolloping boy. Derring-do on four legs. Sophie as smart as they come. Canny and quick witted. Necessary traits for making sure her big brother does what he's supposed to.The two of them as different in terms of temperament as chalk and cheese.
Our daily routine now settled to dog and owners satisfaction. Pirana teeth dealt with. The cast of characters in their story getting wider by the day. The waitress, the bakers wife, Madame Bay , the ladies of the kitchen committee. Socialization by croissant or McVities wholewheat digestive.
Sophie picks up a ceramic flower pot and carries it down the stairs from the upper terrace into the garden. She can put a paw through the hole in the end. Bob finds this fascinating. They play like this for an hour. Sophie sticking a paw through the hole and then pulling it back. Bob trying, unsuccessfully, to bite it. Doggedness. ' The font ' says '' I don't think I've ever seen anything as funny ". A statement that dog owners around the world will understand. Contentment and optimism - a side effect of living with natures jesters.