Friday, June 26, 2009

Pets On Parade




These are my Westies, Maisie and Daisy, when they were tiny puppies.




This was taken last Summer on holiday in Burgundy, Maisie is at the front. and the last picture is the pair of them tired out after a long day being cute and doggy.



They are getting on for three years old now. They are sisters and we got them as Christmas presents to ourselves in 2006. We love them to bits and are a pair of sad doting Mummies to them.

We had them vaccinated against rabies so we can take them on holidays with us, which is wonderful because I hate being away from them. They are well travelled doggies and we are taking them to the Loire Valley in September.

14 comments:

Frogprincess said...

Lovely wee pooches. Are you doing the Chateaux? I can tell you which ones are cool if you want. And go and see Tours - pretty wee town. Slaps forehead. Ohmygod I was supposed to do a Geordieland post for TracyK. You been yet? Can I still do one? Ever so sorry about that one! Let me know!!!

CaroleBristol said...

I've been to the Loire a few times, FP. My fave chateaux are Chenonceaux, Azay-le-Rideau and Chambord (but only for the outside). I've never been to Tours though, any recommendations about the best bits?

Are there any chateaux that I might have missed though?

We are staying south of Chinon, one of my favourite towns in all of France.

Abahachi said...

Blois is quite nice. I assume you don't need introducing to Chinon wine...

CaroleBristol said...
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CaroleBristol said...

I love Chinon wine, Bourgeuil and Saumur Champigny too.

I am also a big fan of the fantastic sweet wines like Vouvray, Savennieres and Coteaux du Layon.

It is really the main reason we are visiting the Loire this year. We went to Burgundy last year, so we fancied stocking up on some Loire wines thsi time.

It's a lovely region though. Therre is something so comfortable and relaxing about the Loire.

Frogprincess said...

Right so that's the wines done :-))
Tours has a lovely old town - la vielle ville with a gorgeous square called Place Plumereau. I lived in Tours for 2 years. Lovely place. As far as other Chateaux are concerned, I'd add Villandry for the great gardens and Ussé is brilliant - inspired the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Hope you enjoy it!!

CaroleBristol said...

Thanks FP. Roll on September!

Shoegazer said...

Mrs. SG has always wanted one of these, but I have a strict 1 furry freeloader at a time policy, & as that seems to be holding up, am not going to show her your adorable pics (Unless she sneaks onto the 'Spill without me knowing).

gordonimmel said...

I thought I was seeing a pattern here. Burgundy last year, The Loire this year. Bordeaux next year perhaps?Or the Moselle Valley?

Do you think your dogs get on better because they are sisters or does it not make a difference? Our two cats are brothers (well we assume they are since they were found abandoned as kittens in the same box and they look virtually identical). They get on quite well. There's the odd spat every now and again but usually they're happy to eat out of the same bowl and often sleep curled up with each other, despite actually having very different characters.

CaroleBristol said...

We went to the Bordeaux region in 2006, gorgonimmel.

We still have bottles we bought then, which we are keeping for a couple of years longer.

We will head back to the southwest in the next year or two, I expect. We are thinking about the Languedoc next year, I've been down there before but Nicky hasn't. It's a long drive though.

The dogs do really get on enormously well. I think it is because they are sisters, they have never really ever been apart for more than a couple of hours, that was when they went to the vet to be spayed. They have their grumbles, but who doesn't have them?

The odd thing is that the dogs each have their favourite Mummy, it is Maisie and me and Daisy and Nicky. Weird really because we both treat them the same.

CaroleBristol said...

Oops, that should have been gordonimmel.

FP said...

Gorgonimmel is a seriously funny typo. Gordon after midnight?

gordonimmel said...

Sigh!

My elder brother (older by 2 1/2 years and therefore still learning to talk when I came along) used to refer to me as 'Gorgon' at first and it's passed into family folklore so it's not an unfamiliar title.

TracyK said...

FP, don't worry about the Geordieland info, the Ipswich Town pre-season fixtures list is taking us to Shrewsbury and Coventry (whoo! Rock and ROLL!), so we're doing a big loop of the nicer bits of the midlands for a week. I'm allowed to suggest that's hard, I'm from the bloody midlands. So, don't worry about it, we're putting it off till later in the year!