Douglas, to be precise.
One whole quarter of our family.
Ellie is his sister but doesn't feature today, because she didn't get wet, and I'm only going on about WET Daschunds today. Ellie is another quarter of our family, Hugo the third quarter, and I'm the last quarter. Four quarters. One whole family.
Feel free to examine Douglas' front paws, in the photo above.
Where have his little legs gone? Have they retracted into his body?
We encourage it, (under very close supervision), because we quite like the idea of owning a Teeny Tiny Water Dog.
I imagine that his large front paws, (demonstrated in the first photo), make doggy paddle that little bit easier for the courageous chap.
Mr Boogles, I mean Douglas, you are rather adorable, soaking wet or dry and fluffy.
Just before I return to my unravelling a couple of rows of the lace I'm knitting (grrrr), and then do some sculpture work, I do have to alert you to a very elegant and alluring giveaway on Stephanie's beautifully written blog. Stephanie's blog always has a little twist of something special, whether it be an arresting literary quote (that makes you want to go and buy the book the quote comes from), or a picture of a beautiful pile of yarn nestled in a great big cabbage in a field of great big cabbages. Stephanie's blog is called Millefeuille, and the giveaway can be found in this post. It's a lovely diversion if you fancy popping on over, and the giveaway is a really good one.
Cheerio! Vanessa xxx