Today we went for a big long walk in Fletcher Moss park. It is cold here at the moment, zero degrees Celcius! Yesterday there was this eerie freezing fog that didn't disappear all day. The bright sunshine today was pleasant however.
Recently I have noticed that Pepe has a bit of a bald spot ... In the pic there is her white crest, and the baldness is above. We've not been taking her collar off, but I don't think it's from that irritating her as she's never been excessively scratching ? Anyway now we keep the collar off when she is inside.
Do puppies ever lose fur before their grown-up coat comes thru ?
Earlier in the week Pepe got her coat ! It arrived when I was at work so Jerry took it upon himself to dress her and send me the above picture. It made me laugh and I simply had to show it to my team ! The coat is from Pugsnuggly and I love it. Pepe looks just like a hotdog all wrapped up snug in a bun wearing it. She looks so skinny when you take it off !
And... I also got a hat from Etsy. I think we both look quite fetching when out on Walkies now!
Today is a very important day where we remember those who have died for us. Maybe it's because I'm getting older and perhaps more able to get my head around the scale of what occured that it upsets me more and more. Recently I read "Birdsong", by Sebastian Faulks. While I found the story only so-so, the descriptions of life in the trenches, going over the top and the loss of lives were absolutely mind-boggling.
Last year we went to The Animals' War exhibition at the War Museum. It was really good. The pic I have uploaded is of one of the exhibits from it, I think this cat must have been a champion mouser on one of the Navy's crafts. Not only were they there to keep the rodents under control, but I imagine they would have also been a great comfort to our servicemen- a friendly furry face.
We have had an ongoing problem in our flat, which we finally seem to have got to the bottom of. In the bathroom the taps for the shower/ bath combo have been badly fitted resulting in a leak. We have a double-what-it-should-be water bill to support this. So at the moment there are dehumidifiers in the bathroom to dry the floor, walls etc out. The place looks a mess and my sister is coming to visit later this week.
Here is the other side of the bathroom. Before they figured out it was the tap leaking they 'explored' by taking off the skirting boards - there was mould on the damp wall. As you can see the pipes and therefore insulation have been exposed. Pepe loves to nibble this off like so much candy floss- naughty Pug !
Ever since Jesse has been able to get up onto the kitchen counter, he has a new spot to hang out - the kitchen windowsill. There is even a spider plant on there for him to nibble on if us humans have not been stupid enough to leave anything edible out on the side. His favourites include knife used to butter bread.
I had the day off today- I had an interview! It was for a Library Assistant position at the University library ... where Jerry studies ! I think it went okay... their final question was along the lines of "tell us about something you are proud of"... so I said Pepe! and told them about her good behaviour when my parents met her for the first time last weekend :)It turns out that one of the interviewers was a dog-lover so I hope my answer went down well. Fingers crossed x