A Mutt in the Limelight

There is no doubt that Lenny was always the dog in the limelight in the Carter household, he was a character all to himself and he even managed to hijack The Hooman’s Facebook page from time to time, but now Lenny has left us the house is very quiet, particularly at feeding times when he could be found ankle biting you out of the door to get a move on and fulfil the regular request of “wherz mi dinna!”

In his absence now a new “Mutt in the Limelight” is taking centre stage and our old boy Albert has said that he will happily take up the mantle as he is keen to improve his public profile 🙂

Albert to the best that we can tell was born around December 2002. We found him in November 2012 and we swear blind he came down with the Gota Fria.

We had seen him in Pliego town square where we were living at the time and he was very wary of people but eventually the smell and taste of frankfurters was just too much of a temptation and we finally managed to pick him up and get him to the vet.

Albert is Leishmania positive, he also has bone atrophy and arthritis, but this doesn’t stop him enjoying his life so much so that HRH Little Prince Albert as we call him has asked in his very best Doglish if we would name something in the Lenny Loves This shop in his honour.

Now, although Albert is a bit of an aristocrat (it’s alright Albert I didn’t say cat), he does respond also to the name of Iddy Biddy which we happen to feel conveys rather well his sweet friendly little nature (that is unless he sees a big dog in which case he is a Rottweiler).

So coming soon will be a range of hand crafted IddieBiddies 🙂

Albert when found.

HRH certainly deserves something special x

The Hooman has always loved the detail and patience involved in creating things in miniature be it embroidery, painting, drawing or ships in bottles (but please don’t expect any ships 🙂 ), so she thinks she should be able to create some iddy biddy things for Iddy Biddy to put his name to.

It is very early days but The Hooman is definitely in the throes of trying to recover her artistic and creative side and Albert has said he is going to be keeping a close eye on her to make sure that she invests her time wisely as time management is not her strong point.

She has so many ideas whirling around in her head that on occasion’s things can go a little awry. (Her mind is often like her office, full of great things but you just can never blinkin well find them).

Albert is working on a plan!

Bark Softly My Friend…

Bark softly my friend in your final days

Rest your head in your soft bed

And forget at last

Those difficult times and hard ways

They are behind you now

They are in the past


No more feelings of starvation

Of cold and fear

You are safe now

No need to cower in fear

Be strong, be bold

You are safe here


End your days in peace.