Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Puppy and Spring again


Belated Happy Easter from tropical England. We had a houseful of visitors including Blackberry the cat, who made it clear with tooth and claw that he did not wish to meet a dog, ever.  So Blackberry stayed in the front part of the house and garden, while Otto kept to the back, his usual domain. It's possible that Otto is thinking of a career as a builder's mate as he's keen on bricks, logs and flints which he piles up in a heap on the lawn.  Better than chewing the door frames, I suppose. He was also keen on retrieving pingpong balls unfortunately. Meanwhile, lying in the sun on the front porch, Blackberry kept aloof from all the sports, human and animal.

Smiled a lot while reading The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, a short novel about what happened when the Queen suddenly became a keen reader. Here's an excellent Guardian review. A suitable book for the Kindle as it is subtly amusing rather than complicated. Do read it.

7 comments:

Bernardine Kennedy said...

He's growing rapidly isn't he? A real cutie... a naughty looking baby :)
But had to say I bsolutely love your garden. Just how a garden should be.Gorgeous.. xxxx

Faye said...

Otto is beginning to look like a teenager. My friend's golden pup is also into construction, only she's working on a hole to China! Hope you have outlooks to your lovely garden from all over the house, Susie.

Debs Carr said...

Otto is such a handsome chap, even though he likes to collect the odd brick or two.

Thanks for the tip on the book, it does look good.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Yes, he does look rather like my lanky teenage son! Handsome boy though.

And we've had glorious weather haven't we?
x

Flowerpot said...

What a gorgeous puppy - and amazing plants. I loved the book too - his sense of humour is spot on.

Susie Vereker said...

Thank you very much, Bernardine, most gratified, and thank you Faye, Debs, BSM and Flowerpot. Luckily you can't see weeds if I take photos far enough away.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I thoroughly enjoyed The Uncommon Reader, an appropriate read for this week!