Hello everyone, don’t you just love Fridays? Not only do I get chance to look back to see what has happened in previous years, but it’s the weekend soon. I’ve been missing Dad and can’t wait for him to get home later with news from my Mum and sister. I do hope they like the presents I’ve sent them. I chose them myself. I’m hoping he will have taken a photograph for me too and of course I hope that he comes home smelling of them. Anyway, back to the flashback.
This is from 2014
My Mistress managed to creep up on him when he was ‘counter surfing’ and took these photos. I like the one where he was looking round to see if there was anything he’d missed. The strength he has in his back legs means he’s way too comfortable standing up for a dog. If I do that it isn’t long before my back legs ache and I need to get down. Ari can stand like that quite happily for a good ten minutes or more working his way around the kitchen. Shadow can’t even reach the work surface without jumping up to look! The thing that makes Ari really effective is that he can do more than just rest his front paws on the counter. His back legs are strong enough for him to take his front ones off and use them to pick things up or pull them nearer too him. He’s dangerous!
And I just love this that Alfie wrote in 2008
In my attempt to rewrite carols to ensure they all include a dog I have started with “We three kings of orient are”. I got stuck just there. We three kings of orient are what? It isn’t a sentence. There seems to be a bit missing. Should it be ‘we three kings of orient are lost on our way to find Jesus’ or ‘we three kings of orient are a long way from home’? Just because ‘are’ rhymes with ‘afar’ and ‘star’ doesn’t make it a good word to finish the line with. I’m putting the puppy in instead of Frankincense. That verse will now read:
‘Cute puppy to offer to you
Always happy with a dog chew
Dog to nuzzle, keep you safely
Watching you as you grew
Oh star of wonder, star of night…,’
Now I know that it should be ‘grow’ and not ‘grew’, but if you can finish a line on ‘are’ then I can have ‘grew’. You just try singing it to the tune and see if I’m right.
That’s rather given me an idea. I’m going to sit down with Aristotle and see if we can rewrite some more carols. Do feel free to send us your ideas.
Have a fantastic Friday
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