Years ago, when Dr Quito was attacked by a lurcher on the Newmarket Gallops, we didn’t go out for months as we wanted to give him every chance of recovery. He needed lots of physiotherapy and TLC.
During this time, Danny and I designed our first website. It was called Surfingdog and was filled with small two frame line animations of our little hero. There you could see Quito surfing, working on a computer and lots more. The radio buttons on the site were tiny Quito heads.
We had a lot of fun making the site and even had Surfingdog jingle which we would sing to gee us up. This was before The Contessa arrived. Just the two of us singing this dotty song and Quito lying in his basket on top of a tall metal computer frame.
Unfortunately due to a change of ISP and the untimely death of a hard drive the website was lost. And even worse I forgot to renew the URL www.surfingdog.com and someone else bought it.
Min Pins are great little dogs. Intelligent and almost as independent as cats they are fun and challenging to live with. Having been holed up at home for 18 months now I have grown closer to our dogs. We spend a lot of time in the human dog basket together after all. And they have doled out loads of TLC to me.
I’ve been looking for a new writing project for a while. Something light that can run on the Cottage Smallholder site. I thought and thought but just couldn’t come up with an idea that would interest and absorb me.
Watching the Min Pins playing yesterday I realised that they could be the stars of my new project. So The Cottage Smallholder site will shortly be hosting another blog – the Min Pin Dogblog. Hopefully this will help to brighten up these dank and rather dreary winter days.
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