Much to Telfer's surprise and concern Zippy took a
short-cut underneath him whilst Telfer's photo was being taken.
"If you will block the way past
The pair still get on well but the old cat is
definitely the boss. I imagine he has "stung" Telfer once or twice with his
sharp claws in the past just to teach him his place because Telfer now moves
out of his way if Zippy approaches too close when he is resting.
A few seconds later Telfer moved when he
received a playful tap on his foot instructing him to move to let Zippy lie in
In the evenings Telfer loves to lie at
someone's feet, often with his head resting on a convenient foot. Zippy calmly
walks up and taps Telfer's foot gently, at which the soft dog gets up and moves
away. Zippy is then close enough to jump up onto a lap. Then Telfer returns to
his favourite position and lies down with a sigh.
On his walks Telfer like most dogs is fascinated
by sticks. He still spends the 1st half of a walk by just pottering along and
enjoying the smells around him with the occasional bark at a squirrel high in a
tree. After about half-way into the walk (only HE knows HOW he knows
that) he turns his attention to FUN. He grabs the nearest stick, or even
long grass in desperation, and runs off with it. Then it is all
Attacking a large stick
He also loves water and makes a bee-line for
Enjoying a nice cool paddle
Swimming in deep water
His lovely soft bushy coat and tail spread out
wide when he swims giving the impression of a very fat dog, very different to
the skinny one which crawls out a few minutes later ! Telfer loves his
swims and rushes to the water's edge when we get near. However he is so
well-mannered that he will wait with his paw raised in anticipation as he
stares into my face asking for permission before he jumps in !