One-Way Ticket To LAX

~ Ancient history, from notes found on my laptop. This dates back to June 7th 2008, when I flew to the New World from my Old. ~ Waiting around in Heathrow, having cruised through bag drop, security, passport control and bought far too much duty free stuff, including the biggest bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Cassie… Continue reading One-Way Ticket To LAX

Happy 3rd Birthday Shuggie

Today is my ex-dog’s birthday. He was born in 2005, and since then he has grown from a tiny ball of fuzz into a strapping young lad, as you will see below. Since getting him, Mairi and I have split up, and he has gone with his ‘mummy’ but I still see a lot of… Continue reading Happy 3rd Birthday Shuggie

Shuggie’s Cake

Shuggies birthday cake – he was two years old This is moment he singed his hair… The birthday boy, his cake and his present, Mr Ropey Lion. no mercy – singed hair All gone – including the paper (he’s OK) After a request for information about Shuggie’s cake, as seen above, here’s the recipe, using… Continue reading Shuggie’s Cake

Is It A Horse?

Part 2 in the ‘Unusual Breeds on Tooting Bec Common’ series While out walking Shuggie on the Common, we keep coming across the more unusual breeds of dog. We ran in to a Malamute a few weeks back, and then this week, while enjoying the sunshine and the smell of the damp grass, and avoiding… Continue reading Is It A Horse?

Garden Drapes – Exterior Decor?

We’re having a couple of problems with Shuggie in the garden. It would be nice to able to leave him down there on his own for a while. Not while we’re out of course, or in the rain or anything, just to let him potter around in the garden, minding his own (and doing his)… Continue reading Garden Drapes – Exterior Decor?

Shuggie Has It In For His Paw

He’s done it again! He got a grass seed in his paw. Now this isn’t normally a problem, because we just hold him down, snip away the fur, and get it out with tweezers, if it isn’t actually stuck in him too much. But not this time, oh no. This time the seed got right… Continue reading Shuggie Has It In For His Paw

Weekend Frolics In A Pub And The Rain

After being off sick on Friday (same symptoms as the others, it turns out) Saturday was a fresh start. Did my usual pottering around, did the washing up and put the washing on while listening to, and shouting at, Any Questions, took the dog up to Tooting Bec Common for a frolic in his new… Continue reading Weekend Frolics In A Pub And The Rain

Shuggie On The Radio(ish)

On 29 June, the Today programme had a feature on the names people give their pet dogs. They asked for people to email them a photo of the dog, and an explanation of why that name was chosen. They finally put Shuggie up. The Editor of the programme was a bit perturbed by the number… Continue reading Shuggie On The Radio(ish)

Shuggie in Action

Just to show you what he can be like, here are some pics of Shug in better health. Shuggie wondering where the duck went Shuggie relaxing Shuggie & Mairi Shuggie asleep on my bed