"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)




Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Toby here!

Hello everyone, 
Just thought I'd introduce myself. I know Paddy has already told you about me but he can be a bit grumpy sometimes and I was afraid that he might not have given you a balanced picture. I mean, did he tell you how handsome, talented and clever I am? No? Thought not...
Actually, he's not bad for an old chap. He lets me climb all over him, bite his legs and his tail and pull his bed to bits. In return, I soften up the rawhide chews that Jenny sometimes gives us, ready for him to take over. He has had two teeth taken out, you see, so his bite is not what it used to be. (Just as well for me, really, I suppose!)
As far as Keith and Jenny are concerned, they seem reasonably pleased  with me - when I'm not causing mayhem.
Keith is not very happy when I chew his shoes and slippers, which is a shame really, as the shoelaces are particularly tasty, and I think they are getting a bit tired of my bringing dead leaves into the house, but I think it's a great game and at least I don't chew the post when it arrives or bark at the vacuum cleaner AND, most important of all, as far as Jenny is concerned, I don't go berserk when I see a cat, rabbit or squirrel! (You reading this, Paddy?)

This cap is quite tasty too !


7 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. You have made me want to rush out and get a dear little bundle of white fluff too! Maybe when I've sold my axolotls... I expect Toby is bigger now. Perhaps his baby teeth are through and he's not so 'chewy'.

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    1. We've only had him a week and a half, Katherine. There' a long, hard slog ahead...!

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  2. 'Bok' ate my ratting beret; I've not yet recovered from the shock.

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    1. I'd better make sure Keith keeps his cap well out of the way, then, Cro. ;)

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  3. Hello Toby, your post had me laughing out loud. Just remember to be naughty but nice. Flighty xx

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    1. Nice without naughty would be even better, Flighty. :)

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  4. Hello Toby!
    Nice to hear you are settling in at Aspin Towers. You are still a young dog. Remember not to poo-poo on the pavements of Wrexham and if you just can't help it ask Madam Jenny if you can wear disposable nappies for a few months.
    Best wishes,
    Yorkshire Pudding
    P.S. You'd be even nicer if you were a cat and then you could poo-poo wherever you want!

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