Don't worry everybody; I went to the V.E.T.'s on Tuesday for a minor operation (Luca tells me that it is a sort of initiation ceremony or something like that) Sarah and Joe were very kind and gave me a lot of fuss when I woke up and then I went for a walk on the beach!
Sarah sent this picture of the ceremony.
Afterwards the beach was perfect!
Then I had a tasty bone (Mutton My Favorite)
Today I was on hand to greet all my tourists who come to see me! (These people all came from Malta. They all came off a big cruise liner)
After that a BBC TV man came to film me!! (I got fed up being told to do the same thing over and over again so I laid down Basset fashion!)
Life is busy for what used to be a small Basset!
PS. I still Love Sarah! She is my favorite Veterinary Nurse (she can nurse me anytime) Joe is my favorite V.E.T!
When I visited Luca's house I had a good look round the garden and Luca and I did 'dog things' together. He has a nice garden but you cannot see the sea.
Doing Dog Things
I thought there were no trees in the Falklands! Luca has lots!
This is Cass (Luca's Cat friend)
She looked quite normal until she saw me! She must have spoken to Emile!
Cats are strange things. They do not seem to like friendly Bassets! I am not sure why. I wag my tail and put on my nicest friendly Basset facewhich everybody likes (I am going to have to work on my making friends with cats technique. It works everywhere else!)
I had to go to the beach to think things over.
As the saying goes: 'The problem with cats is that they get exactly the same look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer'
Luca and I met up at the beach today. We had a wonderful time although Luca didn't seem to want me to get the ball for him! But he was very nice about it. (although I could not keep up anyway!)
We meet again!
Getting some instruction on how a Collie does it
The soft sand is hard on my short legs
I will be able to keep up when I am older!
I am not sure about the waves
The sand certainly gets up a short dog's nose
Perhaps the best thing is to just wait for Luca to come back
There is no place like home
I had a really nice morning today when I went to visit Archie, Corrinne, Paicey and Emil. Emil did not seem pleased to see me but we managed alright. Archie and I had a great time!
After the beach we all went to Luca's house and I met Cassie the cat. She had not seen a Basset before and she turned into an even more strange shape that Emil did. Funny things cats! I will write about them tomorrow.
I am General Jackson (GJ. for short), a Basset Hound born in the UK on 16th August 2006. When I was old enough I went and lived for two months with a family of five lurchers (SUMDs) looked after by my dad's daughter (My sister?)
I am now living in the Falkland Islands with my new dad. These are my adventures from the day I left the home where I was born. I have eight brothers and sisters two of whom have qualified for Crufts! I think I prefer the Falklands where there are lots of sheep even more penguins and wonderful walks.