Friday, October 3, 2008

My Hounds really are gorgeous!

Lily's confidence is growing and growing and she has even started to give male strangers a little investigative sniff, rather than backing off and trying to escape. However, she is still cautious, but that is what makes her such a well behaved girl and we can let her off the lead and she comes back when called. She doesn't wander far, especially not from her favourite person in the world....(not me! Her Daddy!!)

I noticed in these pics though, that she has grown into a proper woman and is not so much of a puppy to look at, although she is still pupp-like in her behaviour.

We took the hounds away twice to our favourite cottage in Devon. We also went to the beach at Kessingland in Suffolk (above) for my birthday, then went and had tea and sandwiches at Southwold and had a stroll along the seafront by the beach huts.

It was an unusually warm and sunny day, the first bit of 'summer', on 27th september but sadly it didn't last.

Now I have to get all sad about being a year older AND the winter coming on. It is always the same if your birthday is in September. I have moved as well from being in the early part of a decade agewise, to the middle, and can be called middle aged now.


IHateToast said...

happy birthday! happy happy happy!

birthdays are associated with seasons. i went from jan (cold) to jan (muggy). it threw me. i have to say that i miss my birthday season.

yes, fall brings winter, but it is a beautiful season. kiss a pumpkin!

thebellagreyhound said...

What a gorgeous girl! She looks very grown up! Is she allowed to stay up late now and see boys?!