Thursday 1st December 2011 – He hasn’t got a hope.

Butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth

Aristotle has asked if my Mistress would consider agreeing a compromise on the toilet training. If he promises to use the puppy mat would she give up on the idea of him having to go outside in the cold? Well I just laughed. “I tried that one six years ago, Sunshine,” I said. I went on to point out that the tree that is being brought into the house in the next week or two should NEVER be considered as an alternative to going outside either. That one doesn’t go down well. At least he won’t be at the age where he can cock his leg up it.

Yesterday he did the cutest thing. Even I was impressed. He’d had his bowl taken away as he had apparently finished eating. The bowl had been put on the chest of drawers, still in view. A little later he went and sat in front of the chest of drawers staring at his bowl and gently crying. He was feeling peckish and wanted to have a little of what he had left. How could anyone resist such adorable behaviour? I almost had to pinch myself to remind myself that he is my rival in my Mistress’s affections and I shouldn’t succumb to his charms too easily.

I had another repayment on our Lend with Care loan yesterday. That’s half the loan that has been repaid. For those of you who weren’t around when I set it up, it might be a nice thing to do approaching Christmas. You can help people in the developing world to set up their own businesses. Not through charity, although obviously you can do that as well, but make giving them an interest free loan to cover their set up costs. The money is then repaid over an agreed period and then you can lend it to someone else. We’ve been helping Bun han Threnh and his wife Mom Rem. They live in Cambodia and needed a load to buy piglets and repair his tractor. You can lend as little as £15. It’s a great cause and there are so many wonderful success stories.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

Alfie’s Diary – the Book is available at Amazon UK –

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One Response to Thursday 1st December 2011 – He hasn’t got a hope.

  1. Kathryn says:

    Hmm, Addie had the same thought about toileting outside when she saw the freezing rain this morning.

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