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10/10  : as a way of losing 5lb in weight in a week.
However 2/10 : as a general way to spend a week in December.  A grudging 2 points awarded on the grounds that the horrible thing does now eventually seem to be going away and hasn't actually killed me.  Would not, by choice, suffer again.  :-(

However, I did feel well enough today (finally!  I've had this thing since last Thurs!) to take Brythen over to join in with the supermarket collection that I had volunteered for a few weeks ago (for Forever Hounds Trust, which is what used to be Greyhound Rescue West of England).

Despite appearances, he loved it.  There were three assorted greyhounds there: he loved the two little ones (found the big one a bit scary).  Plus, a lurcher and a couple of funny little random dogs came to say hello.  There was a lot of play-bowing.  Also, he got to cuddle a large number of shoppers.  Brythen loves cuddling random humans, and it turns out that most people who shop at Morrisons in Tavistock also love cuddling Brythens.   He made an excellent chugger, as he kept wandering up to people and leaning on their legs adoringly until they put money in his tin.

This was not a Rosie-friendly activity.   She would have hated it so she stayed at home on her sofa.

I had great difficulty persuading Brythen that it was time to leave all the friendly shoppers and dogs and go home.  I just heard that the collection made £260!  Well worth the effort.


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15th Dec, 2016 16:42 (UTC)
Oh, no! for the winter virus. Hope you're soon feeling fully recovered.

Brythen is irresistible. If he leant against my leg adoringly, I would happily give him all the money in my pockets.

But not all the sossidge, because that would make Max very grumpy.
15th Dec, 2016 18:20 (UTC)
I would totally give him all my money as well.
15th Dec, 2016 18:54 (UTC)
This seems to be a common response to the stealth attack of adoring Brythen.

(he'd happily leave the sossidges to Max. Brythen is not a big foodie, he would generally rather have cuddles, although he will eat a sossidge if pushed to it...)
15th Dec, 2016 18:23 (UTC)
Are Brythen's ears as soft as they look?
15th Dec, 2016 18:56 (UTC)
They are soft, huge and squishy. The other 2 volunteers kept falling over laughing because Brythen would stand there and get his ears out, and they are just so much bigger than greyhound ears!
15th Dec, 2016 19:13 (UTC)
I would definitely hand over all my cash to those ears. And the soulful eyes. I might be a sucker for cuddly hounds.
15th Dec, 2016 18:49 (UTC)
He made an excellent chugger, as he kept wandering up to people and leaning on their legs adoringly until they put money in his tin.

OMG! I would have fallen for that ploy! I was just thinking before I read the next part that this would probably have been an activity that would not have appealed to Rosie Roo! Oh well, we all cannot be good at the same things! I love the livery he is wearing (or whatever one might call it!).

So sorry you were sick! Hope the worst is over. (I'm actually on a diet myself. Just trying to eliminate the most outrageous binges I've allowed myself this past year--things like apple pie at midnight or sharing a bag of chips with Alex for no reason between lunch and dinner. We shall see if it works at all. Probably won't.)
15th Dec, 2016 19:02 (UTC)
Rosie does sometimes like to greet people, but not always. She is much more discerning about her company!

I really hope this bug is over. I have had MORE than enough of it!
15th Dec, 2016 21:57 (UTC)

I miss being leaned on. I looked at their website the other day. I'd prefer to have another lurcher than a grey but not now when the kids are so small. One day though. He is just bloody lush isn't he. I'd have paid good money for cuddles.

17th Dec, 2016 22:55 (UTC)
He's adorable!

I'm sure the kids will have a wonderful time with a lurcher friend once they are a little bigger and able to enjoy one
16th Dec, 2016 02:32 (UTC)
Hope you are soon fully recovered.
17th Dec, 2016 22:58 (UTC)
Thanks! These things always take bit longer than I hope they will...
17th Dec, 2016 12:55 (UTC)
We have a similar set-up here. Teddie leans on people and look cuddly, Tom looks at them with a very sceptical impression. Also, Teddie loves to play with other dogs while Tom gets jealous and barks shrilly at them for stealing his brother. :)
17th Dec, 2016 23:03 (UTC)
It's a little sad really: I'm sure Rosie would have more fun if she could have a more Brythen-ish attitude!
18th Dec, 2016 10:41 (UTC)
I've said similar to Tom, but he says he doesn't believe me! :D
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