Saturday 29th July 2017 – Home

Just for fun, here’s Aristotle as a puppy

Yesterday was quite a bit of time in the car and then seeing my grandparents. We drove home late last night instead of staying over as Mum just wanted to sleep in her own bed and to be honest I wanted to sleep in her bed too. Given we spend so much time travelling, it seems a good day to give you the delayed look back at a previous year, so here is 29th July 2008

“Don’t you wash?” I said to my Mistress.

“Yes. Why?” she replied indignantly.

“Well it’s just that you’ve still got a big black mark where I stood on your…,” I paused as I realised my comment might have been a bit of a faux pas, “foot. That is mud isn’t it? I haven’t left a bruise that looks as bad as …,” My voice trailed off as I realised by the look on her face that it wasn’t mud! “Right,” I said, “Well I’m sorry about that. I didn’t mean to. Does that mean you aren’t as keen to enter me in another dog show?” But she didn’t answer. It’s a shame really as I rather enjoyed being the centre of attention, even if on this occasion I was, mistakenly, not the star of the show.

I suppose my clumsiness might explain why I got left out of her trip yesterday. She went to see a little town where some of her ancestors come from. Apparently she has records of them living there for the last five hundred years. On that basis, if I am called an Entlebucher after the village my ancestors come from, I suggested she should be called after that place. She pointed out that the difference was that only part of her ancestry was from there, whereas with me it’s the whole of it. I wonder how far back it would be  possible to trace my family tree. I don’t actually think as a breed that we existed as far back as the 1500’s. It makes me wonder how it all began. How did my beautiful markings become so regular and so perfect?

It shows how much Mum has learnt since then as she has our family trees back to 1924.

Reading what Alfie wrote has made me miss him even more and I can’t wait to see him on Monday to tell him everything I’ve been up to.

Love Wilma

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