While I was in the waiting room, I weighed him. He weighs 42 kilos. That’s nearly 93 pounds, 6 stone 9 lbs. H’m again. That’s quite a lot of dog. More than four times the weight of Rupert, less than two stone lighter than I am. And he’s not keen to get into the car, I have to lift him, half at a time.
I didn’t finish the crossword today because friends called round and we stayed in the garden for a long time chatting, but did anyone else find today’s Times crossword particularly easy? I filled in half of it in ten minutes flat – and since I sometimes stare helplessly for at least that long before solving the first clue, it was unusual. I’m not as good at cryptic crosswords as I used to be, sadly. I don’t know if it’s my brainpower that’s diminished or if I don’t get enough practice. Both, maybe. H’ – oh, I’m repeating myself.