jamie goode's wine blog: Rosie the Labradoodle, an update

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rosie the Labradoodle, an update

Far too much serious wine talk of late. Haven't mentioned Rosie The Labradoodle (RTL) for ages.

She's pictured above on this morning's walk. A crisp, sunny Saturday stroll. I don't mind cold temperatures if the light is good. The problem with our UK winters is that we don't get to see the sun much - the grey, unceasingly overcast skies are rather depressing.

RTL is doing well. She's a pain in the a** at times, but then she's a dog. She has two good walks every day: I don't begrudge her these, because it's good for Fiona and I to get out of the house and stretch our legs.

But I do get annoyed by RTL's evening antics. She wants to go outside at frequent intervals, and because it's cold, we shut the door behind her. Five minutes later, she barks at the door, indicating strongly to us that she wants to come back in. But if we open the door she stands there and barks some more at us. She will only come in if you leave the door open and walk away (and then only sometimes) or if you tempt her with food.

Other complaints:
(1) She smells. Badly.
(2) She wants to eat the cats still.
(3) She wants to eat the postman.
(4) She decides which way she wants to walk when she leaves the house. If you try to take her the other way, she just lies down.

Overall? We're glad to have her.

Next Saturday we are meeting up with seven of her eight puppies, who are now a year old. It should be hilarious. If you follow the RTL tag, you'll be able to revisit the events a year ago...



At 2:07 PM, Blogger Vinogirl said...

She sounds very quirky...I like that in a dog.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Tax Analyst aka Joe College said...

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At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmm. What's an a** ? ;-)

At 7:20 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

She's had a good weekend - lots of nice plays with friendly dogs, including two crazy puppies. Sometimes I wish we lived somewhere more rural where we could have more than one dog. We'd have loved to have kept one of her puppies.

At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Michael Olivier said...

What's this with wine writers dogs? We employ a walker for our Chocolate Lab, Tessa. Same thing at night going outside but she whimpers a short sharp whimper when she wants to come in. Being a Lab she always reacts to a dog biscuit offer! Love the look of Rosie.


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