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August 28, 2010

Earlier this week, while walking Biff around the villlage square, a little black dog tried to attach himself to us, following in our wake until Biff growled at him to back off. The poor little creature - who didn't have a collar and looked like he'd been abandoned - subsequently appeared outside our house several times, looking increasingly hungry and unhinged.

Yesterday, feeling sorry for Basil (as I had nicknamed him) I tried to invite him in for a good meal and a bowl of water. Unfortunately, Biff was having none of it and morphed into a pitt bull style attack dog. Poor Basil ran out of the house - stopping to cock his leg in the hallway as he left - and hasn't been seen since.

But this afternoon, in the local cafe, I bumped into my neighbour Paulette, who told me the happy news that little Basil has been reunited with his maitre.

Meanwhile, a second Biff-sized black dog has been spotted running around the village, looking lost. Where are all these black Biff-alikes coming from I wonder?

Note to friends: yes I know that two dogs are more of a bind than one; and yes, I agree that Biff wouldn't appreciate another set of paws parked on the sofa. So I will be following your advice and I won't be adopting a Biff-a-like anytime soon.

comments (7)

1. Posted by Lyst on August 28, 2010 11:00 PM

Thankyou. Good to hear from you, even with no meaningful news.

2. Posted by Margarita on August 29, 2010 2:17 AM

Random dogs have the tendency to freak me out a little. On a local island there are always a few dogs scattered round looking for scraps by the local eateries. Cute, and yet no so cute at once.

3. Posted by Gwenda on August 29, 2010 10:51 AM

I agree with Lyst - good to hear from you - what other news do you have for us?

4. Posted by mimi pompom on August 29, 2010 12:10 PM

Dear Lyst and Gwenda

there is no other news to report at the moment. The situation remains the same but as soon as I have an update on my friend I will post it.

with thanks for your good wishes


5. Posted by Sarah on August 31, 2010 8:26 AM

Two dogs ARE better than one! Well sort of :) I have a Biff-type dog (except he is a white version) and I adopted another dog just after getting dog #1. It's hard but they love each other so much it breaks my heart. And double the fun!

6. Posted by pierre l on August 31, 2010 3:06 PM

Having read book 2, I think you have an excellent relationship with Biff that would be spoiled if you introduced a second dog. Unless it was Milou, of course, but you would lose human friends that way.

Still thinking of you and hoping for the best possible outcome for you and your friend. By the way, I have just started re-reading Tout Sweet -- it such a lovely book. Well done to you.

7. Posted by Jaja on September 8, 2010 12:54 PM

I've just finished reading Toute Allure and absolutely adored it!
Thank you so much for a highly entertaining read.
I hope you're already working on book 3!
PS: I was introduced to your world via Liberty London Girl

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