October 10, 2009 (27 Responses)
IT’S NOT EVERY NIGHTÂ you Â end up dancing with Princess Leia,Â a bumble bee and a gorrilla. Read more
March 8, 2009 (341 Responses)
I KNOW I haven’t been posting much at the site in the last month or two, but there has been a very good reason. Read more
October 11, 2008 (No Responses)
LIFE is strange, but usually not dull. There are many many things I never thought would happen,Â even things I never thought I’d ever do… but guess what, I was wrong! Read more
September 21, 2008 (11 Responses)
WE’RE BACK from the American Odyssey, still in one piece (well sort of!) and trying to adjust to being home again… it may take a few days!! So – what did I make of the good ‘ol US of A this time around? Well to start with – I’m surprised they let me in at all… Read more
August 6, 2008 (42 Responses)
I NEED YOUR HELP folks. I want to go on vacation in September, for approximately 2 weeks but I’m bored with all the usual options. I need something different this time around. Read more
July 20, 2008 (One Response)
THEY SAY the first step is acknowledging that one has a problem so here goes… I’mÂ addicted to sci-fi, and the worse the better. Think of it like aÂ B movie addiction, the type of guity pleasure you wouldn’t even admit to your wife, and this weekend I couldn’t resist the lure ofÂ killer bugs, rampaging mutants andÂ lethal viruses in a marathon of futuristic fun… all due to the wonders of Rapidshare and direct downloading. Read more
March 26, 2008 (11 Responses)
THE LITTLE BUGGER is growing up fast, and filling out into his dog shape at a fierce rate. It wasn’t that long ago that we had a small pup on our hands, cowering in the corner of the room wondering where the hell he was and how he was going to handle a 10 year old female cocker spaniel who ruled the roost, but that was then and things have changed rather dramatically since he arrived.
It’s now six months on and Cosmo is already the same size as Amber and looks like he is going to tower above her when full grown. Amber no longer rules the roost as well as she used to; he’s big enough now to challenge her and usually drives her nuts on a daily basis.
The last time you saw him he was still a pup and trying to dismantle my bookshelf, but now he’s full of beans, and progressed to much more ambitious projects (constantly eating the house, and I mean literally eating furniture, CDs, telephone cables, remote controls, internet connections, money, papers… the list is endless). Now he’sÂ showing the classic cocker spaniel show-dog profile as he grows into his frame.
Hell – you should see how tall this chap is when he stands up (check out this photo of him in the kitchen last weekend with SusiQ) and given the size of his legs I reckon he is going to be even taller still.
He has of course aquired some new names along the way, most of which don’t leave much up to the imagination (little big man, crapweasel, monster, scumking, mad bastard, big shitter, the destroyer) but I reckon we’ll stick with Cosmo for a name going forward.
The good news is he is a healthy, happy and mad-as-a-bag-of-frogs cocker spaniel with a lovely disposition (gentle, great with kids, not afraid of anything, great with other dogs etc.) and has made this home of ours his new playground, which is exactly what we needed after losing Bonnie.
It’s hard to believe it’s already been six months, but I figured I’d post this here for posterity and to let those of you following his progress see how he’s getting on.
If you want to see the progression from pup to dog you can check out the Cosmo gallery and see the various shots of him; we decided after losing Bonnie that we didn’t want to make the same mistake this time (i.e. never took enough photos of her until it was too late) so we’re doing a few shots every few months and sticking them online for storage.
Anyhoo, he’s a handome devil isn’t he?