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Archive for July 20th, 2012

“There’s small choice in rotten apples.”
― William Shakespeare

Buddy has become more well known than I – people come from miles to meet him! Since there have been a fair few inquiries into Buddy’s well-being as I haven’t photographed him for a while – day 201 is devoted entirely to his furry little face.

And, bless him, he put on a bit of a show for the camera. He has got quite adventurous since yesterday afternoon. He came home from a brief walk to find that somebody had replaced Wilson, the dead football. Whilst saddened by the absence of Wilson (who had become no more than a shred of yucky leather) – he immediately sank his teeth into the newcomer. A promotional Rugby Ball from Basingstokes The Breeze radio station. Buddy punctured the ball and scared himself senseless with the hissing that came out of it.

However today, Buddy wasn’t interested in the ball anymore and went on the search for his new acquaintance – an apple. I launched it into the flower bed this morning whilst he wasn’t looking but obviously it must smell appley because he knew where it had gone.

Plus he wasn’t impressed that it had gone, that was for sure. I got dirty looks the whole time, probably partially to do with the camera but also to do with disposing of his playmate. Buddy likes to bounce apples around the living room until they split and he can lick the inside bits. He is a strange dog.

So he searched good and proper, going as far as to stick his head in the flower beds in order to try and reunite himself with the part of him that obviously seemed so lost forever. It wasn’t long before he found what he was looking for…(with new alive wilson in the background!)

Then a strange thing happened. Buddy decided that he would pretend he had never shown any care or interest in the apple, ever. He practically disowned it right there on the steps and struck a haughty pose for the camera.

When I turned my back to pack the camera away though, Buddy snuck a look in and glared at his Apple before leaning forward until his nose touched the top of it. He held it there too, as if posing once more for the camera!

So as you can see, Buddy is very much alive and well. Star is too, but she has become very wise in her old age and decided to spend the morning sleeping. Plus Apples? She’s not bothered.

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