Monday, 22 March 2010
Doing anything nice for your holidays?
Here's a Tibetius Terrius for example that's been allowed to grow into a large furry clump and requires cutting back firmly to the new growth. Hidden features such as eyes will emerge as your reward. Lily was a little traumatised when the excess cuttings were popped into the compost bin - I think she may have thought they were two Tibetan Puppies. "Quel domage!".
I was able to cheer the little chap up by showing him this feature in the Guardian that refutes the popular conception that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years. It says "Dogs mature much faster than humans – a two-year-old dog is roughly equivalent to a 21-year-old person – but things slow down after that; a 10-year-old dog is, in general terms, closer to 50 in human years than 70."
I suggested to him that he shouldn't be such a grumpy little sod. "You talking to me, Grandad?", he retorted, pulling out his Ipod and chewing in a sullen fashion.