‘The more I see of man, the more I love my dog’
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.
We haven’t tried these but I want to reference the article so we can give some of these a try:
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.
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.
Posted in News
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.
Posted in Walks
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.
Today we visited Chartwell for our annual Boxing Day walk. Rather warm for December at 14 degrees!
Couscous features on three cards this year:
Including England’s only heritage listed dog house (Ightham Mote)
Featuring a background from our Cyprus holiday
Featuring our Christmas trees as background
A winter favourite for us.
Posted in Walks
Tagged UK, urban