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November 10, 2010

fireplace.jpgSometimes I wonder if it is Biff that looks after me rather than the other way round. Last night, before I took him out for his late evening walk, he seemed to be staring intently at the wood burner, which struck me as odd as he's never paid any attention to it before.

I returned ten minutes later to find a pungent smell of burning in the petit salon and small plumes of smoke wafting in front of the log burner. It took me a while to figure out that the rug in front of the fire was actually smouldering. Good job I discovered that before bedtime!

comments (4)

1. Posted by Ray-D on November 10, 2010 2:51 PM

Seems like a lucky escape there thanks to Biff.

Dogs do appear to have a highly developed 6th sense that we "allegedly" superior humans lack.


2. Posted by pierre l on November 10, 2010 5:14 PM

It is nice to see a picture of your lounge. I hope you have one or more smoke alarms.
But good job you caught the fire in time. Many thanks to Biff.

3. Posted by Tricia on November 13, 2010 11:13 PM

Good old Biff, they do seem to have certain instincs that we don't.
One of our dogs once saved one of my parents ewes who was in trouble - she was part collie so that probably explains it, but as she was a rescue dog and we were her 3rd home she hadnt been raised as a sheep dog. She kept going backwards & forwards between the field where the sheep were and my Dad until he realised she was trying to tell him something - he found the ewe on her back and it survived - thanks to Tara. She was the most wonderful & intelligent dog I ever knew, and yes we were her third & final home, she died aged 14yrs much loved. My parents had dogs after Tara but she was special. I'll never forget her - I was the one that spotted her at the RSPCA rescue home. I still miss her but feel priviledged that we had her.
Good boy Biff - hope you got a treat.

4. Posted by Paul Millen on November 19, 2010 2:05 PM

Good boy, Biff!

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