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Unwanted runt. Love. Magnificent boyhood companion.
The picture is of Frederick of Dunster, known as Terry. I loved the ridiculous ball of fluff the minute I saw him, and he darted at me with tail wagging. Attempts to persuade me to take one of his beautiful and sturdy brothers were in vain.
Of course, he then grew to become more of a ‘show’ dog than any of his siblings – but the main thing was his wonderful intelligence. This old (undated) newspaper cutting from a book kept by my mother shows him doing his solo act playing the piano and singing, which was one of his things for the Variety Show performances we did together.
The above picture shows how his human friend looked at the time. This is another newspaper cutting attached to the same page, from when I was entered in a Fancy Dress Competition as the local Newspaper – the Advocate. Cunning of my mother. She knew I would win for sure – and get press coverage!
A quick report on Current Affairs – there wasn’t any, for most of yesterday. Cable repairs, or something. I am still trying to catch up.
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