Sunday, 26 June 2011

Running repairs

The picture of innocence
 Gus is 21 months old now and a very responsive boy. He likes to please but sometimes forgets himself. That is what happened yesterday.

He had followed Barry upstairs and was waiting for him as he changed his shoes. He became a little bored and so amused himself with one of Barry’s Hideous Sandals. The first I heard of it was, ‘Oh, no, what have you done? Gus, did you do this? Oh, Gus . . .’

Shortly after that Gus came downstairs to sit by me and when Barry appeared, Gus’ ears did a Mexican Wave – up, down, up, down – and grins were much in evidence. He had adapted the Hideous Sandal so that part of the strap had been loosened to provide an interesting focus for Winston as Barry walked.

Now, it’s not entirely Gus’ fault. Each night he gives Barry a pedicure and the sandals carry some of him on them so it was but a short step from nibbling feet to chewing leather, at least in the mind of a young Labrador.

There followed a hunt for the Araldite – ‘I know I bought some, I keep buying the stuff and I can never find it.’ Several minutes later the glue had been located and was put to use to repair the Hideous Sandal and my large soft-grip pegs were employed to hold the strap in place while the glue set. 
So the Hideous Sandals have been saved to walk another day, though probably just around the house and garden. 
Be thankful for small mercies - they will not go out in public again!

9 comments:

  1. heya gus i used to do it a lot too!

    Woof woof
    from Bozo
    Pets forever

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  2. Perhaps Gus was making a fashion statement?

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  3. I think Gus did a good work and please don't remove the soft-grip pegs the hidous sandals look very chic like that and Barry could evern wear them for shopping !

    I have the blues today
    Love the post below, Winston flirting with this beauty !
    It's difficult to comment today, it's so slow ! We often have visitors coming through the cat flap, but they are all friends.

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  4. I think Gus did a good work and please don't remove the soft-grip pegs the hidous sandals look very chic like that and Barry could evern wear them for shopping !

    I have the blues today
    Love the post below, Winston flirting with this beauty !
    It's difficult to comment today, it's so slow ! We often have visitors coming through the cat flap, but they are all friends.

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  5. I can't help but smile at this post Janice. From that first photo of the angelic-looking Gus, right through to the last shot of the 'hideous' sandal. I think Gregg could match the hideous sandal part but we certainly wouldn't be able to match those very cute looking soft-grip pegs!

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  6. Gus is so adorable I think he should be allowed to do whatever his sweet little Labrador mind wants to do!

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  7. I'm guessing you sent Gus on a secret mission. You can me the truth. I won't tell. :)

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