The Great Lafayette

‘The more I see of man, the more I love my dog’

Great Layafette

Yesterday we went into London to see the ENO’s performance of The Mikado. While having coffee in the break we stood next to an old poster from the venue (The Coliseum). The Great Lafayette was mentioned so we took a look on the WWW to find out a little more. What a fabulous story.

To read about the Great Layafette and his best friend Beauty, click here.

When I next visit Edinburgh I plan to visit the gave of Layafette and Beauty.

Walks around Kent

We haven’t tried these but I want to reference the article so we can give some of these a try:

Places to walk your dog across Kent from Thanet to Deal and Maidstone to Whitstable

Hound takes seventh place in Alabama half marathon

Runners in a half marathon must have thought they had gone barking mad when an Alabama dog got ‘fur-ther’ than expected and finished in the top 10, a paw-some performance. Ludivine, a two-and-a-half-year-old hound dog, snuck out of her owner’s yard in Elkmont, Alabama, on 16 January and wandered to the starting area of the town’s inaugural half marathon, the Trackless Train Trek.

Along with 165 runners, Ludivine then ran the half marathon, finishing in seventh place (unofficially speaking), despite wandering off during portions of the race to mingle with cheerleaders on the trail and to examine a rabbit’s carcass. Her owner, April Hamlin, did not realize Ludivine had even left the yard until friends who were volunteering at the race texted her photos of her dog.

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Dogs Trust saves two Dachshund puppies

We support the Dogs Trust and were pleased to read about their activities in trying to combat puppy smuggling. This article is cross-post from Kent Online.

Two Dachshunds named after Gogglebox’s Steph and Dom have been re-homed by the Dogs Trust after they were seized at the Eurotunnel in Folkestone.

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New Years Day 2016

On New Years Day we spent a couple of hours at Greenwich. We walked through the park to the markets and back again. On the way an American woman stopped us and called her family over. It seems the youngest daughter has always wanted a wire-haired dachshund (has posters all over her room – good taste). Couscous got her favourite thing – attention.  I hope the family are well on their way to bringing a dachshund into their family some day.

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Belmont, Kent

Today we visited the gardens at Belmont, near Faversham. Although we did glimpse an elderly couple, all dressed up, when we first arrived, we saw no-one else durng the visit – quite nice really. I loved a wall garden and Couscous likes running around lawns (even on a lead) so this venue worked well for us. I also love a ha-ha, a field of sheep, Victorian green houses and an ice-house. Would like to visit in the summer and see the house as well.

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Boxing Day 2015

Today we visited Chartwell for our annual Boxing Day walk. Rather warm for December at 14 degrees!

Chartwell Boxing Day 2015 (1) comp

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Christmas Eve

Xmas eve 2015 comp

Merry Christmas

Santa CC comp

Couscous features on three cards this year:

Couscous Xmas 2015 comp

Including England’s only heritage listed dog house (Ightham Mote)

Smalley Christmas 2015 comp

Featuring a background from our Cyprus holiday

2015 Smalley Christmas FB comp

Featuring our Christmas trees as background

Danson Park again

A winter favourite for us.

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