Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.

Bob and Sophie peer out of the front door only to find it's raining heavily. In fact it's tipping it down. The parched clay soil slurping up the water. A moments hesitation on the hearth and then they're off - heads down, tails up. A quick whoop of delight as they scamper through the orchard. Ten minutes later they reappear. Wet , muddy and very happy. A day for lying, dozing, in the kitchen. 

Bob's coat continues to change. It started off looking like a zebras ; then it became an indeterminate melange of black and white. Now he's beginning to look like a Dalmatian. He's also continuing to grow. A robust 21 kilos at this mornings weigh-in. His paws look as though they were designed for a bigger dog. They are quite simply, enormous.


Anonymous said...

Lovely big old paws.

We had a rough night with Merlin but that I am sure was entirely down to the impressive storm.

The Milbemax doesn't seem to have adversely affected him. He ate his breakfast with his usual gusto, so I think I am going to stick with this product.

I hope Sophie has perked up?

Teena & Merlin

Angus said...

Thanks for the update. We'll maybe switch to Milbemax. Sophie ws as right as rain six hours after she'd taken the Drontal.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Bob obviously isn't concerned with appearances.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

fleurlilian said...

He is going to be huge - they are so cute and cuddly ---- love them... Hugs and tickles from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Kirili

The Black and Tans. said...

It is a while since we read your blog. How Bob and Sophie have grown! They really are super looking dogs.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

tammy j said...

i love his little dalmation coat and his big puppy paws!
and i'm so glad sophie is back to her happy fit self. it's so awful when you know they're hurting!

VirginiaC said...

Those two are very smart....they know that something delectable will emerge from those oven doors sometime sooner or's the best place to keep guard and doze away the day.
A scamper in the rain must be the ultimate canine joy.
So happy that dear Sophie is feeling much better. Brother Bob is BIGGG enough to envelop her and comfort her if needed.

houndstooth said...

I love his spotty coat! Do you think he'll be bigger than Wilf and Digby?

Angus said...

Htooth - At this rate I reckon he's on track to being the biggest PON in the world. PONus Maximus.

Julie said...

Aren't puppies so cute when their paws are too big for their bodies, all legs and paws before they grow in to them. PONus Maximus Dalmatae, a new breed ?