I’ll start with the bad news as that has upset me. I heard that my younger half-sister, Dora has died from cancer. She was the only one of my half-sisters that I really knew. She was a lovely dog and was quite like me in temperament. We all send our very best wishes to her family and know how much they must be grieving. She was only seven years old.
On a brighter note, Wilma, who shares Dora’s birthday, went through the whole night without needing to go out to the toilet. Our Mistress did take her outside, just in case and she looked at her as much as to say ‘What are we doing out here at this silly hour of the night?’ Then happily went through the night and slept through until 6.15 in the morning. Even then she wasn’t crying and desperate to go out, but just sitting quietly waiting for our Mistress to wake up.
We went to see my sister Esther and I have to say on both sides the animosity is as great as ever. I was delighted to see my original human mum and dad and had a lovely walk with dad, to try to calm me down as I was so stressed about Esther. Wilma excelled herself and fell in the pond. She just picked herself up, got out and shook and carried on as though nothing had happened. She also walked into the glass doors of the hotel when we arrived this evening too, but she’s none the worse for wear. She keeps forgetting to check ears are in the right position as you can see in the photograph.
We stopped at the most amazing garden centre on the way to the hotel. Wilma has a new rope toy that she is very happy with and our Mistress thinks she might at last have solved the crow problem. They had an owl ornament that she is going to stick on the porch. She is hoping that encountering an owl staring back will dissuade the crow from approaching the window. Our Mistress has also started getting into the Christmas mood and bought a Santa and a reindeer ornament amongst other things. I’ll try to remember to show you those when she puts them up.
Dixie is much better and we heard from Della today too. Della is being a good little girl and sleeping through the night. Everything seems to be going very well for them, which is great to hear.
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