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darling – biff before he met me

July 22, 2009

P1000615.JPGFor my birthday, Frances and David give me a framed picture of Biff shortly after he arrived from the rescue in the Dordogne into their safe hands.

It makes my heart melt, so vulnerable does he look. He has bald patches on his chest, his nose and above his eyes and looks frankly, ridiculous - far from the handsome little chap that he is now.

But there is something about the proud expression on his brave little face that suggests he knows he has landed on his feet and is destined for better things.

comments (8)

1. Posted by hetty on July 22, 2009 11:52 AM

oh the poor little mite. His very good fortune was to find Frances and then you. I think these things are fated.

2. Posted by Eagle Wings on July 22, 2009 2:08 PM

He was obviously thinking about what he got. Great photo, doesn't do any harm to be reminded of where he came from.

3. Posted by Liberty London Girl on July 22, 2009 3:12 PM

Oh bless! Posetta Baddog came from Dachsie Rescue & was in a very, very bad way when she arrived with us. Of course, scroll on four years and she is a completely different animal. (My friend Ayla called her Kudjo when she arrived.) I love my mother's whippets but I do think that rescue dogs are the way forward. LLGxx

4. Posted by Bordeaux Housewife on July 22, 2009 3:38 PM

And indeed fame, since he was photographed with you in the wonderful article in The French Paper

5. Posted by markyj on July 22, 2009 10:12 PM

OMG! How upsetting to see that photo of the Biffster - what he must've gone through before being rescued. I've only ever known him as a bounding healthy lump of mischievous energy. He looks so traumatised and unhappy in this picture.

So glad he got rescued and is now having a great life.

6. Posted by sidney on July 23, 2009 8:39 AM

Having spent a delightful hour walking last night with both Biff and Mimi, it is amazing how he has blossomed into a beautiful, well behaved companion from such a bad start in life. The transformation in the last eighteen months together with Frances & Daves training is amazing. I always look forward to walks/bike rides with my mate. He always seems so pleased to see me.

7. Posted by mimi pompom on July 23, 2009 12:06 PM

Dear Marky J,

He'd actually been rescued by Frances and David at this point, so had already lucked out and landed himself a much better life as they nursed him back to full health. Knowing him as I do, I don't think he's unhappy or traumatised at this point - he just looks it because he's missing great tufts of hair. Amazing to think he's only five months old in this picture.


8. Posted by cece d'nugent on August 3, 2009 1:14 AM

is it possible?... when i scrolled down the page and came across the little handsome black faced dog....i said....oh hello darling....lol and then saw what was written... my congratulations on your blog and book, and house...lol i have just discovered all xoxo cece

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