I just found out it’s National ‘No Smoking’ Day here in the UK, so I’ve changed my posting plans – for the second time this week! – to match the event.
I mean no offence to those of you who smoke, but I am not a big fan of the tobacco industry. I’ve never smoked and have never been tempted to try out a ciggie ‘just to see what it tastes like’. I am also lucky that all members of my family and all my friends are non-smokers and therefore, since the ban on smoking in public places came into effect, I have been able to live my life virtually smoke-free. Hooray!
Anyway, to honour the day, I wanted to share a cute photo of baby George SMOKING!
Before you panic and call the RSPCA to report the abuse, let me confirm that he was only allowed to try on light stuff like the rawhide cigar pictured above. He was given these to help him through his teething period and save our hands, my cushions and his blankets from irreversible damage, but he really took to them and developed a full-blown addiction which he carried through with him into his teens. It was a hard habit to break, and he only agreed to let go when his mouth became too big for the cigars. Now he’s addicted to chewing bones, which is a more acceptable and dignified thing to do. If you’re a dog, of course.
Before I go, here’s another picture of our cheeky boy, indulging himself in his addiction whilst in Daddy’s arms!