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A very distinguished gentleman

When George was younger, it was almost impossible to take good photos of him due to his unexplained aversion to the camera. Back then, I was glued to the camera all of the time and spent my days sneaking up on him trying to use the element of surprise in order to capture that one perfect picture of him. You know, the one that you know you will hang on the wall your living room one day.

Luckily, as George got older, he has also become a much more willing model. There could be many reasons for his change of heart, but my guess is that he just can’t be bothered to hide or move away anymore. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter. At least now our collection of ‘decent’ photos of George is growing, and I feel closer than ever to capturing THE ONE.

I wonder if this one could be it? I think he looks like a very distinguished English gentleman here.

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Still a sun worshipper

Those of you who have been following George’s adventures through life since his puppy days already know that he is a bit of a sun worshipper and heat missile. This simply means that he loves sitting in sunlight and be as warm as possible. In fact, “too warm” is a concept completely alien to him.

Yesterday was one of those special winter days when it is frosty and quite cold outside, but the sun shines brightly tickling our imagination with the promise of an early spring. When this happens, our front room is completely flooded with sunlight, turning into a magical place of warmth and beauty.

On days like this, there is no nicer place to be than here and George knows it. As soon as the rays come streaming through the front windows, he abandons his usual spot by the radiator in the back room and settles into one of the Ikea Poang chairs directly facing the light. Then he does not move until the sun disappears or is covered by clouds.

Today, whilst taking a break from writing, I found him like this:

Check out the smile on his face… Does he look happy or what?

I have to say that, as someone which virtually no photography skills apart from turning the blitz on or off, I am quite pleased with both these photos. They are taken on my phone virtually a few seconds apart, and yet they are so different from each other and have turned out quite ‘artsy’. I think.

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Happy Birthday, George!

The last time I wished Happy Birthday to my sweet boy on our blog was – believe it or not – 8 years ago! Where has time gone?

George is 11 years old today, but as full of beans and youthful as ever. There are not enough words in the world to describe the joy, love and laughter he has brought to our lives, the massive impact he’s had on our family or the ways in which he’s changed us forever. So, instead of coming up with some soppy message, I’ll just say: Happy Birthday, Georgie boy!

Here are a couple of pictures of the birthday boy, taken today:

If you want to see what he looked like as a (very, very cute) puppy, click here.

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