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Thank You All

Comfort Flowers

Thank you very much for all your kind comments on the passing of Little Monkey. She was a unique dog that touched all our hearts.

The out-pouring of love and sympathy that “Little Monkey Runs with the Pack” received helped me to deal with the suddenness of her loss.

Thank You All.



Little Monkey Runs with the Pack

Little Monkey

Goodbye my old girl.

Little Monkey 1

May your legs be strong again, so you can run like the wind with a great big grin on your face.

LM 6

May you be welcomed into the pack, meet Lady and Jack for the first time and reunite with your old friends, Madam, TJ and of course, Mr Spaghetti Legs.

LM and SL


The inimitable Little Monkey.

You Little Monkey

Little Monkey

Hunter – Little Monkey

Little Monkey going to Dog Class

Pensive – Little Monkey

LM and Mud 4

Little Monkey – Always ready for Mischief

Little Monkey Sunbathing

Little Monkey

LM 2

LM Twist 2

Happy LM

Little Monkey stretching 1

What LM Thinks of Wednesday

Happy Little Monkey

Thank you Little Monkey for all the years you shared your unconditional love and boundless enthusiasm for life.

Little Monkey

You take a piece of my heart with you and will be sorely missed.


After a short illness, Little Monkey passed away peacefully in my arms.

The Last Freedom

LM on the Green Belt 1

Little Monkey loves to roam free along the Green Belt. As you all saw in recent posts: Vixen; Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud; The Creature from the Black Lagoon etc.

LM on the Green Belt 2

She likes to track interesting scents and paddle in the stream.

It is wonderful to meander in the cool shade and reflect upon life.

LM on the Green Belt 3

Alas no more!

There have been too many incidents of dogs biting people or other animals. So now all dogs have to be on the lead or pay a heavy fine if caught off-lead.

Sadly a few irresponsible owners have ruined the Green Belt for all of us.

LM on the Green Belt 4

As you all know LM is reactive with other dogs, so we need plenty of space and for the other dogs to be well balanced and understanding with LM. Mostly the Green Belt dogs were like this.

LM on the Green Belt 5

There are still a few other areas where you are allowed to have your dog off-lead (who knows for how long) but I do not go there as I don’t feel safe. People have been attacked – by other people.

There are no dog parks here.

LM on the Green Belt 6

But I am glad Little Monkey had that one last walk in Freedom.

Just look at that happy little face!


post script: I apologise if this post appears multiple times in your WP Reader – or not at all (but then you won’t know!) I adjusted something in my Settings and then everything fell apart!


Portrait of a Dog #10

Portrait of Little Monkey 1

Here is Little Monkey on one of our walks, with wild grasses whispering in the breeze behind her. I just love the background; it looks like she has stepped into a painting.

Portrait of Little Monkey 2

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a portrait (almost four years!), so LM has a lot more silver around the muzzle now, but apart from that she is still the same lovable noo noo.


Shaggy Dog is Shaggy!

Shaggy Dog LM 1

Shaggy Dog has her bi-annual bath.

Shaggy Dog LM 2

Here she is lathered up with dog shampoo, ready to be rinsed off.

Shaggy Dog LM 3

The saddest dog is a wet dog!

Shaggy Dog LM 4

Shake your booty!

Shaggy Dog LM 5

I’m sitting my very best sit. Any treats going, Dad?

Shaggy Dog LM 6

This is my cutest face. Come on guys! Who’s got them?

Shaggy Dog LM 7

Is it you, Mum?

Shaggy Dog LM 8

All right!

Shaggy Dog LM 9

Now I’m all fluffy and super cuddly.

Well my very own Shaggy Dog, your ordeal is over till next year.


Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

LM and Mud 1

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!

LM and Mud 2

This is how Little Monkey disguised herself as a fox in my last post, Vixen.

LM and Mud 3

It was really hot so I stayed in the shade as much as possible, while Little Monkey was having a great time. She paddled in the stream when she felt like it, which must have cooled her down a bit.

LM and Mud 4

I sat on a bench at the end of the walk so she could still sniff around. Surprisingly she even interacted with a few other dogs! (which if you know LM you will realise is amazing!)

LM and Friend

Happy Dog!


post script: You can listen to Flanders and Swann’s song, The Hippopotamus here: Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!