"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The new boy

Jake is back. He's been to visit before, of course, but this time, it looks as if he's here to stay. Not that I was consulted, of course, oh no! It's lucky we get on so well, that's all I can say. Mind you, he doesn't look quite the handsome chappie he did before. His coat has been clipped so short that Jenny decided she's better buy him a coat to wear outside till it grows again and he's put on some weight too - more like a sausage dog than a bichon frise these days. So Jenny's put him on a diet but I don't think he's realised  it yet. Mind you, he's not stupid. She tried to slip the worming tablets into our food this morning, but he saw that coming, just like I did and we both managed to eat everything except the tablets. Jenny didn't seem to notice that though and she gave us each a nice piece of rolled up ham a bit later. 
Other than that, the daily routine hasn't changed much. I still get taken for my walk on my own and then it's Jake's turn when I get back. Of course, I do the old weeping and wailing routine to make Jenny feel guilty about leaving me behind but it doesn't work, AND I have heard a few comments about how much better behaved Jake is on the lead than me. That MUST be a mistake!
Anyway, as long as the little mutt remembers his place and doesn't forget that I'm the boss around here, I think we should get on OK.
I'll let you know...


cheshire wife said...

If only dogs could talk!

Cro Magnon said...

We also now have TWO. Small house, plus two big animals, doesn't always see eye to eye, but we manage. Thank goodness we have open countryside all around.

I crush to pills to powder, then stick it to their food with some tasty fat..... goes down a treat!

Jennyta said...

Wouldn't it be fascinating, CW!
Cro, I'll try that next time, thanks.

Rosie said...

I used to crush pills into the food for my dog and he always seemed to know and wouldn't eat the food after a couple of mouthfuls.
Sadly he died about 7 years ago. Not because he didn't take the tablets by the way!I would love another dog but it isn't practical where we live now.
Paddy and Jake do look snug in their beds.:)

Jennyta said...

They have the life of Riley, Rosie. ;)


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