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Patience (update)

Back on the first day of August, so like long ago, I wrote about ordering Bluecrowne (Kate Milford) (although I was rambling a lot and so that might not have been clear) Even at the time I had been waiting for it to come. Well, now it’s Oct 14

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The Dam, the Dirt and the Ducks – Marshall the Bluetick

I like Ducks. I know that now. When I woke up yesterday, I did not. Yesterday was a Day of Revelations and Eye Openings.

The humans took me to a New Park yesterday. The main feature is a Dam. There were men Fishing in the Dam. Now there are not.

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The Dam, the Dirt and the Distress – Chloë the Basset

Humans are Astounding, Strange Creatures. Yesterday, ours took Marshall and me to a New Park. It is mostly water.

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Admitting Defeat

Ever tried to wash a basset hound? Yes, well, if you have, you know where this is going. 

If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll remember the last time we washed Chloë the basset. You’ll remember it wasn’t much of a fight. You’ll remember that the problem was keeping her clean.

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Howlings

These dogs. Hounds. Regrets? Sometimes.

Two things everyone knows about hounds: independently intelligent, howl.

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BOOKSHELF BLUES

Hands up who’s run out of paper-and-pages books. Everyone, right? I mean, actual bookshops are expensive and, well, lockdown. Ordering online to be delivered is a hopeless idea where I live – I’m not sure about other countries. It’s either expensive, slow or lost-in-post. Possibly the delivery guy was hijacked. Maybe he hijacked someone else and left the stuff just lying there. Who knows. This is now. Digital is perfectly OK, or preferable.

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Stuff to Do: Plane 02

I’ve had too much time on my hands during lockdown, I guess. So I started making polystyrene model planes.

I painted this one red and yellow, just because it was similar to the colour scheme of the impressive Cold War dogfighter that I based the model on in one particular picture that I saw of it.

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Marshall

Got a new puppy. 8 weeks. One eighth bluetick, rest foxhound, looks like a bluetick. Male, called Marshall. See Project Marshall.

This is a a copy, or whatever it’s called, of one of the earlier posts on this blog (2018) that I’ve been updating but was hard to find.Cloe+Marshell

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Stuff to Do: Plane 01

I’ve had too much time on my hands during lockdown, I guess. So I started making polystyrene model planes.

Plane 1: mostly a test. I was aiming for light. Mistake. It did mostly fly straight, though, if not far. It didn’t do well in wind, although I planned it to do so specifically. I painted it black, because I was going for a specific awesome plane that I can’t actually remember the name of right now. Black is a realistic colour for an aeroplane. Not how I painted Plane 2.

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Back at the Park – Chloë the Basset

Moz and I were finally taken back to the Wild today. We have been imprisoned in nice warm soft beds ever since the Disappearance of the Humans, followed by the Eternal Presence of Humans. Those were (and still are) some of the best months of my life: spending cold mornings curled up on a beanbag/someone’s bed/the old mattress we were given, especially when the beanbag was in front of the heater, with the Givers of Food and Belly Rubs always around. But it is still amazing to get out to the streets now, and now we can go into the Wild too!