OK folks, we'll put you all out of your suspense. Rory has decided mine will be his forever sofa
And yes we were out today, filching biccies off the post office lady!
We also walked right down the track to Poplar's Farmhouse - our grand local b&b - where I needed to pick up some cards to take to the Munnings Museum tomorrow (I do a bit of volunteer work in their archive - Rory will go too: they love dogs there, just as the Munnings did)
It was quite comical - Spike the resident dog, who easily stands to my waist, barked loudly, so I waited for David to open the door. Rory stood politely, wagging his tail and looking interested, while Spike cowered in the kitchen doorway looking dubious, and refused to come out lol
You can see Spike on their FB page btw - he's a handsome dude! (there's only one Poplars Farmhouse on FB so far as I know)
We'll no doubt meet him on the track in due course, and make friends there. I've had no problems so far with other dogs - Rory has been very curious and friendly with them. But we haven't met that many yet - the weather has been pretty grim and in any case we've been walking at times you don't see many. Weekends, there will be a lot of labradors around
Still no sign of the next door cats either, given all the rain but I'm sure he'll make great friends of them He certainly knows 'something' interesting lives next door as he peers a lot through the fence ......
I wouldn't mind in fact, but I use my grandparents' ancient eau-de-nil silk eiderdown over the duvet in winter, and it wouldn't handle a dog very well... He did sleep with me before we got back here and was a perfectly polite little bed companion - he's not smelly in the least either, unlike some dogs!
Beastly weather here, so not much good for 'out and about' pics. I did take a few in the garden at the Munnings Museum today - which he enjoyed - but it was drizzling and dark... Will wait for a sunny day maybe
Meanwhile, this was Saturday - watching racing with the fire going,
And this was this morning, big basket now upstairs... but alas it may be redundant ;D ;D
I missed the roach, but this was the following shake:
And here we are going down for a quick pee, and to put the kettle on for morning tea..... He's got much brqaver going down my steep stairs, but still likes me to go down right beside him, when we set off... then he gets faster and always gets down first
As you can see, the scar is still there but it's pretty well covered his by nice thick coat, and it doesn't seem to bother him if it's touched
........ And this is what happened when we got back upstairs, and I pushed the antique silk eiderdown to one side, to see what would happen. With one bound, Rory was on the bed! - and in no time he was settled half under cover, with his head on my knee while we studied the Cheltenham form for next week. Tonight will be interesting