Tea out

We had tea with Laddie and his family last night. In 2005, as Faith’s Lad he started a 7/4 favourite in his heat for the 1st round of the William Hill Derby @ Wimbledon (biggest open greyhound race of the year) but sadly went out of the competition after missing the break, getting crowded on the 2nd bend and finishing last.

No matter, he is a very happy lad now and I love him. His family love him even more. He stands a good bit taller than Rudi, but is perhaps not quite as fast as he was back in the day. That’s allowed, it’s called the good life.

Laddie (racing name Faith's Lad)


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Laddie lives in an extremely artistic environment. Yesterday’s delights included an original bill for hay from the 1730s: bushels and cart loads…

Creaking stools, chalkcloths, ink wells, empty clock cases, stick insects and an original Viking v Monks epic featuring a pair of ** for eyes on each corpse. Marvellous.

I managed to create my own impromptu installation with some decorated, yet drying (for the last week) slate fragments by getting four of them stuck in my hair at once.

From the back I must have looked like a Christmas tree.

Posted on November 25, 2010, in Art, Children, Dogs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Where were your fairy lights?

    He haz a look of Zeek.

    • Ahh the fairy lights, well they are a permanent fixture in my head. Leaving them on all the time is unfortunately a fire hazard. Definitely switched off this morning, will turn them on later no doubt 🙂 x

  2. Looking at his form he was a very good dog. Interesting to note he started his career at the now defunct Catford. I’ll ask the dog boys about him.

  3. Thankyou very muchly for the wonderful description,
    you may come round for shepards pie and tacky brooches any night.
    The Ladster is sporting an injure this morning, glazes to his legs caused either by viscious brambles or the kamokazi squirrel out the back.

  4. Get well soon lovely greyhound x

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