Thursday, April 24, 2008
Dogs and books on Thursday
Where does the week go, I can hardly believe that it's Thursday already. Having the kids on holidays and going off places makes the time fly I guess.
The pups are now two weeks old and are very vocal. I feel for poor Sasha who sometimes begs to go out in the garden away from them. Demand feeding gets a whole new meaning looking at these fellas, honestly if they even get a hint that mum's in the vincinity they want a drink, and when there are four of them... imagine what a pain that must be. Sasha is an excellent mother in many respects but she does need some space now and then. I remember that feeling well, the times when the only place I could be alone for a second was the bathroom and only then if I'd bribed them with a video or some sweets. Still before too long they will be on their way to new homes and being cared for by another loving family.
When they aren't crying and doing their unique puppy shuffle in search of anything that might be food, they are adorable and get lots of cuddles. Daisy is on strict orders to be very careful when giving them lots of loving, although they are all so tubby there's clearly no food shortage in their kennel.
A bit of brotherly bonding. I think they are still a bit surprised to see the others there, now that their eyes are open. They like to be near each other but are still too young to play. That happens later at around week three. Then they are so funny.
I do like having baby animals around. It always renews my awe of the greatness that exists all around.
How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks:
_________ would have been a much better book if ___________
I think That Black Swan Green could have been better. I felt that it took a long time to get into but then once you were hooked it was a great read.
This was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and while it was good it took me a while and usually I would have given up. His other book Cloud Atlas was the same but superb once perservered with. What book would you like to change if you had the chance?