Monday, 7 July 2008

Absurdly cute daschund



Absurdly cute Wimbledon champion



Even with his baseball cap on backwards. Bless!

15 comments:

electro-kevin said...

Why do I have the irresistable urge to kick both ?

idle said...

Dachshunds, we were told at the weekend, along with chihuahuas (may they become extinct within a generation), are more likely to bite and generally behave in a low way than other hounds. Cute they are not; I think you've fallen for the puppy eyes, and nothing else, at least as far as the dog is concerened.

I certainly would not liken Nadal to a dachshund. I can't think of a dog that fits the bill. He was a tiger throughout, courageous and powerful.

I checked the odds on Betfair the moment he lost the fourth set and he had immediately become second favourite, out to 6-4 with Federer at 8-11. Well, the punters got it wrong - his head didn't drop an inch.

All power to him - he doesn't have Federer's grace and charm on court, but he's a modest and decent chap off court, they all tell us.

Lilith said...

Idle, I grew up with a daschund and he was ADORABLE! Arsey, and he didn't like the postman, but otherwise a charmer.

Nadal is a gorgeous puppy. I only caught the end of the match but I am glad I did. Very exciting. Lots of sportsmanship.

Lilith said...

E-K, I dunno, perhaps it's a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff/tall building and having an urge to jump :-) That's vertigo. I don't know the name for your "condition". x

Lilith said...

It could be "Joey Barton Syndrome" Kev?

Philipa said...

Oh he was wasn't he? I ws rooting for Federer but Nedal deserved it and at the end when he climbed up to hug his Mum and Dad, awww. I filled up. He deserved that cup and well done, bless him. Such a good match between them. So exciting.

Boris had good seats :-)

Scroblene said...

Like the dachsund Lils - my folks had one for years and he never ever bit me - I loved him to bits!

He lived for ages, but also had the problem of a bad back - so we used to give him half a disprin, and in a few minutes, he was mucking about just like a pup!

Nadal match was fantastic wasn't it! Presumably Gordon Brown wished Federer good luck...

Scroblene said...

Elecs/Lils, I have a chum who has 'conselling', to stop his urge to throw himself off escalators! Absolutely true!

Apparently, he 'froze' halfway up a long escalator in Beijing. How he froze, I don't understand, as he occasionally has some blood in his alcohol stream...

idle said...

I would have thought, scrobs, that if he "froze" on an escalator, the problem solved itself a minute or so later when he toppled off the top, or bottom.

Just like the lardbutts who stand on escalators to and from the tube platforms, in other words. Idle I may be, but I always walk up and down escalators. Good training for the autumn stalking, in particular.

Scroblene said...

Idle, that's absolutely spot on - I wondered what would happen to him as well!

I'm afraid that I'm better at keeping to the left on escalators these days...

Lilith said...

Idle, I tried walking up an escalator in San Franciso a few years back...I felt really out of place. Out there they are not to speed your exit or entrance, they are to stop you needing to walk/climb.

Lilith said...

I only watched the end of the last set Pip, but enjoyed it thoroughly.

Scrobs, the escalators in the Lloyds Building are the very worst for that. Never go up them. I know that the alternative is a glass box on the outside of the building but believe me, it's better than the escalators which extend over the marble concourse several miles below....

Lilith said...

Our daschund had back surgery! Gave him an extra year or so, poor wee thing. A laminectomy, I think.

Scroblene said...

Laminiectomy!

I had one of those a few years ago - never looked back either! (well I couldn't for a few weeks, as they bandage you up in a straitjacket thing...)!

When I came out of the hospital, (slightly hungover - it was a private one in those days...), I was talking to our butcher in his shop, and he showed me exactly what they'd done - but on a side of beef hanging in the window!

Hmmm...

Did your dachsund like to burrow under bedclothes and things?

Lilith said...

Oh yes Scrobs, he had to dig and burrow. They have spades for feet. Pig was so bad the other day Elby threated to cut off his legs and turn him into a daschund! Poor Pig.

Nice and helpful of your butcher, my advice is to never sit next to a butcher or a surgeon at dinner (I have an uncle qualified in both !? and I would avoid sitting too close)