Harry is a Border Terrier. He was born in July 2000, and was named after Harry Potter. His pedigree name is Bramble Keeper. He enjoys walking, and playing games with golf balls and sticks and doing this blog.
Christmas Day and Harry has just opened his present, a little Santa Claus. When he tried to give it a squeeze, it started to play a little tune, and then to sing "I wish you a Merry Christmas." After that Harry went back to playing with his golf ball.
I've just been reading a pets advice blog on keeping your pet safe during the Winter Holidays. It says "Older dogs may not be as sure-footed on ice... If an older dog slips on the ice, he can actually tear ligaments between its legs and cause very severe problems..."
Harry did tear a ligament when he was much younger while trying to catch a frisbee and landing awkwardly.
Martin Clunes recently made a documentary series about dogs, and has written a book based on his own family life with dogs called "A Dog's Life".
When Harry saw the billboard outside he knew that this was one book signing he did not want to miss.
He was not to be disappointed. Martin knew about Border Terriers, and knew lots of other things besides. All about Harry's great great great ancestors the wolves, and the painted dogs in Tanzania. Man! those dogs know about behaving badly.
To some people this is the autumn, and to others it is fall, but to Harry its a time when he can easily loose things among the leaves. Today he has lost half a leg. He is looking around wondering "Where did it go?"
Harry went into the church reception area when nobody was about. He rolled upside down and scratched his back on the bristly carpet near the door, then explored the children's activity area. But being just a dog he did not go into the Holy of holies.
What Harry likes is a good smell wafted on the wind. He'll stop, and turn to have a good sniff around. But all that graffiti is frankly way over his little doggy head. It might as well be Shakespeare for the sense it makes to him.
Harry particularly enjoyed one part of the Abingdon Air and Country Show. His tail was wagging and he was tembling with excitement as he watched the little ducklings and rabbits and guinea pigs. It was like doggy heaven and he did NOT want to leave.