This is our final day with Rupert, our friends’ little spaniel pup. Sam and Hannah are due to come and pick him up tomorrow morning. The visit has been an unqualified success – which we expected, no problems were anticipated – and the only slight disappointment has been that we’ve not been able to let the dogs out in the garden unaccompanied, just in case any of the bantams have got out. But they can go off the lead on the marshes, where they have a brilliant time. They both love the water and play riotously, but with complete good humour. Ben is very kind to the smaller dog, although sometimes clumsy, but Rupert is quite unbothered at being trodden on and can hold his own in a play-fight.
He is also very, very affectionate and cuddly. Although he woke early this morning and wanted to play, which I could have done without, having been fast asleep at 5.45.
Other news on the home front is that Weeza and Phil’s house purchase seems to have had all problems ironed out and the contract is due to be signed tomorrow, with completion early next month. There’s a bit of work they want to do before moving and more in due course, but it’s going to be beautiful.
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