At the Moment...


  • Watching: Twilight. Again
  • Reading: Split by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja
  • Hoping: Eliza R's operation went well
  • Loving: My shiny new black handbag
  • Listening: To the Beatles
  • Wondering: If I should have my hair shorter
  • Dreaming: Strange dreams about exams
  • Enjoying: Reading all your emails and letters
  • Trying: My best
  • Cooking: Chicken, chicken, chicken

Last Time I Was...

  • Watching: It's Me or the Dog
  • Reading: The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey
  • Dreaming: Of no more puppy wee, or worse
  • Listening: To the sound of Boris barking
  • Missing: My friends in Australia
  • Loving: Boris
  • Hating: The cold weather
  • Wearing: Lots of jumpers and thick socks
  • Eating: A Tunnocks caramel wafer. Yum!
  • Hoping: Boris stops peeing inside

Ages Ago I Was...

  • Watching: Coronation Street
  • Reading: The Honk & Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts
  • Dreaming: Of summer and raspberries
  • Listening: To The Foo Fighters
  • Trying: To recycle more stuff!
  • Loving: My sparkly red high-heels even though they hurt
  • Hating: People who don't Scoop the Poop. Grrr...
  • Wearing: Big white gold hoop earrings.
  • Cooking: Lots of veggies
  • Hoping: For the best for everyone
 

Boris


Boris (Kennel Club Name Mowbray Major John) was born on the 11th October, 2008 and came to live with us on the 30th December, 2009. Every time I look at him he seems to have grown bigger! Here are some photographs of him growing up.

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Boris

And for those of you who love dachshunds, here is a great song from YouTube. In America dachshunds are also called Weiner Dogs (literally sausage dogs). Look out for the dachsie terrorising the Doberman!





Rufus

Early in 2008, whilst writing Swimming Against the Tide, my beloved dachshund, Rufus, died unexpectedly. He came in to the office with us everyday since he was a pup of ten weeks old. If you look in the front of Swimming Against the Tide you will see that I have dedicated it to Rufus, truly a dog in a million.

Here is one of my favourite photographs of him.

Rufus

And although this isn't Rufus, I love this YouTube clip of Jerry the dachshund. It makes me laugh and reminds me of all the funny, happy times we have owning a dachsie and just how smart they are!






Guinea Pigs

Even though I've never owned a guinea pig, these South-American cavies crop up in my writing and I have friends who own some cute ones. Here's a picture of Olga Charles (left) looking very spiffy in her psychedelic guinea-harness and her hutch-mate Toffee (right) who sadly is now living in the great guinea-run in the sky.

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Even if you are not a guinea-fan, you'll love The Guinea Pig Way. Watch out for the tan and white one on the far right hand side of the chorus! Hysterical.






Hairspray

I LOVE musicals and Hairspray is one of my favourites. If you've seen the film or the stage musical, you'll know why I've included You Can't Stop The Beat here. However down you're feeling, I guarantee you'll feel a little better after this song!



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