Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Horatio!!

Horatio is celebrating his first birthday today.  To mark the occasion I've created a wee album of his first year (I was inspired by Asta's album yesterday on smilebox).  Here's to the next twelve months my lad!

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Bertie comes to town!

Monday was a very important day.  One which Horatio and I had been looking forward to all weekend and which warranted an afternoon off work for me.  Bouncing Bertie and Gail were coming to Edinburgh en route to Aberdeen!  For those of you not in the know, Bertie is a master blogger with a massive following of pooches from across the globe.  He posts on all manner of serious topics, as well as the less serious.  I must admit it was with awe and great reverence that I approached Waverley Station  to meet them off the train.  Horatio played it cool, appearing more interested in the commuters, the rubbish, the sounds and smells of the station.

Our initial meeting was a little fraught.  The hustle and bustle of rush hour is bad at the best of times but with two WFT who were meeting for the first time, it was even more frenetic.  There were a few frenzied moments but we made it to the car unscathed and headed straight for some space and calm - Arthur's Seat.

Once off the lead, both dogs led each other on a merry dance of chasies, play fighting and barking.  Gail and I managed snippets of conversation as we observed.  I was so hoping the pair would get on and that intervention wouldn't be required.  It's incredible how alike they were.  Not just in appearance but also in temperament.  

True to form I only managed one photo of the pair and even that was pretty duff.  Compare with Gail's pics which appeared on the blog within 12 hours.  I've got a lot to learn.  On all fronts!