Tuesday, 17 February 2009

The dog house

Rightly or wrongly we acquired a new dog at the weekend. After our beloved Tilly died in the winter last year it has taken me a long time to think I could enter into relationship with another dog, though we talked about it for some time.
Our new dog Alto is a beagle puppy; so, highly intelligent and crazy. Not necessarily a good combination! I am surprised how anxious I have been that he is OK through the night (Yes a he...so he could have been mor aotly called Counter Tenor ...but this doesn't really trip off the tongue, so we decided that he is a male alto instead!)

Fun days ahead. watch this space for The Adventures of Alto

4 comments:

Christine Beal said...

Hi Stephen
Great name for your pup, although your new novel "The Adventures of Alto" sounds like "The Story of Me". I agree, Counter Tenor is just too hard to call in for dinner. So are Counter Tenors.

stephen clark said...

Proving to be a great dog. I suppose you know this "Lament of the Alto"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HABEHXu40fw

Anonymous said...

Alto looks terrific.
I hope you have the fences in good nick. Beagles are known escapologists!

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Dog is always cute when they were small.