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Surprising developments at the cottage
Toffee and Roo After her sister Fanny died, back in November 2022, Roo was bereft. Fan had barked for her, led her and chatised her when she didn’t fall into line. With Fan at the helm, Roo was always protected. Fan was particular in her likes and dislikes. My sister’s pugs, along with Grump Pot Puskin, were high up on the list of persona non grata. Fan gave them all hell. In fact when I buried Fan. Pushkin attended the funeral. Purring loudly as each spade full of earth covered her up. Roo mourned for weeks. She...read more
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