Monday, 14 July 2008

Pig goes back to his roots

Today was a wonderful day. Pig, slightly belatedly, celebrated his first birthday by going back to the Somerset levels to meet his mum Daisy and sister Poppy. Although he hasn't seen them since he left in September they greeted with recognition, ease and joy.


Remember this little fella? This is Pig when we first met him, talking to his mum Daisy.

This was Pig today, greeting his sister Poppy, while his mum Daisy looks on.



This is Pig's sister Poppy



This is Pig, Poppy and Daisy, contemplating going for a stick..


This is Pig, being the bravest.


Pig, swimming with his little mum Daisy.



Pig, Daisy, and Poppy


Pig tries to impress but the bubblegum keeps bursting back on his nose....

26 comments:

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Lovely set of pics, Lilith. They look like a happy bunch. Sheer joy!

Thanks.

Scroblene said...

What a dog eh Lils!

'I like bouncing boing boing boing...'!

And you saw an A40!

;0)))

Lilith said...

You are welcome Killem! They are huge fun and a great laugh. We were really struck by how they just took up where they left off...

Scrobs, the A40 was spectacular. Most loved and chromed and polished.

Lucien Modo said...

Softy.

Tuscan Tony said...

Schweeeet!

Whereabouts on the Levels?

electro-kevin said...

He's a great little dog.

Lilith said...

Yes, Modo, I was even thinking of having his portrait painted...how mad would that be?

Lilith said...

Very schweet, TT! Godney. It's the real deal. Ditches and water everywhere and the ground wobbles when the cows in the field next to you move.

Lilith said...

Thanks Kev. Pig LOVES E-K.

Philipa said...

Awww, lovely day then. Happy dogs.

mutleythedog said...

Dogs?

I bloody hate dogs!!

Lucien Modo said...

Swagger? Or nude?

Lilith said...

I would probably leave that up to the artist, Modo :-)

The Beast Of Clerkenwell said...

Hhehehehe
He looks far cleaner than that unkempt mutt that La Tuscanna keeps
........ *drum roll*

And Woody isnt much better!

Give him his due, if you were to throw a coin into the river TT would be the first to dive in, I saw him fishing a 1 pence coin out of a urinal AND pocketing the disinfecant block to take home.
A brave man.
BEAST

Trubes said...

What a lovely Dawgie family Lilith, Pig's sister looks like a Welsh Collie....I wonder whether they recognised each other....If only they could talk!

Di.xx

The Old Tarf said...

What great Pictures. Reminds me of some of the little lanes off Glastonbury with the streams and ditches are full of water.

I just loved Somerset when I lived there. It has been almost 36 years since. I was there last Living and working that is. Went to visit my old Friend, Jim Nagel in 2000 for a few hours on our way up to Gloucester. Would have rather stayed in Glastonbury.

Lilith said...

Old Tarf, that is just where we were, on the levels in between Glastonbury and Wells. I avoid Glastonbury, as it is no place for a hippy: too many freaks these days, and they are giving hippies a bad name.

Lilith said...

Trubes, yes, Dad is a cow herding collie. You can see it in Pig's size, and in the white flash on his chest, and in his tendency to round us all up :-)

Lilith said...

You are so cruel to your continental friend, Beast...I don't think TT smells too bad....

Lucien Modo said...

I found this charming tale earlier on, and I thought I might share it...

'Dog shit' ham

A Wakefield man lost his appetite when he found "dog shit" listed among the ingredients on a packet of ham.
Mick Woods, 34, examined another of the 300g containers and saw the same 'additive' listed on the label.
And he admitted: "Obviously I haven't eaten it. It sort of puts you off."
His partner Tracey, 28, bought the 99p packs of cooked, sliced ham from a store near their home.
The dad-of-three added: "We spent 40 minutes laughing. But we haven't put any in the kids' sandwiches and we had something else for our tea."
Manufacturer H R Hargreaves & Son said it axed an employee over the labeling prank and was trying to recall the ham.
A spokesman for the Manchester firm said: "We can't have people fooling about with food products. A number of packs are affected. We're trying to find out what shops they're in."

Tuscan Tony said...

Beast - you are being watched. Expect pine-needles and thistles to be inserted into your mattress when you arrive for the olive harvest.

Mister Underhill said...

Ah, so cute. I bring my puppy back to see her family all the time and it makes me happy they have not been totally split up.

Daisy said...

absolutely lovely lilith...i so enjoyed those pics...

love pig...just love him...

Lilith said...

He's deeply cute, isn't he Daisy!

MU, we are dogsitting next weekend so Daisy's owners can go to a wedding. So we will get lots more. It was just so darling. Daisy was so excited to see her boy she wet herself!

Lilith said...

Daisy the dog, I mean, not Daisy the blogger!

Daisy said...

it could have been me...lmao!