Tag Archives: London

No More Scooby Snacks

Something has gone wrong with my food supply. I don’t know why but the ready and varied snacks have dwindled. Jaq is talking diets and how we need to be ‘beach body ready’ but I have no clue what that … Continue reading

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Return of the Basil

Sorry for the long break. I can only blame Jaq. She’s been busy with some book launch that has made her unavailable/unwilling to type up my diary. Outrageous – standards are slipping – it’s really not good enough. Anyway, back … Continue reading

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Too Hot for Dogs

Something strange has happened in my land – heat and sunshine and far too much of it. The grey skies of London are no more, and I am struggling to cope. Yesterday Jaq took me out early. We walked the … Continue reading

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Basil’s Long and Very Good Friday

Woke early, jumped up at Jaq’s bed and whimpered. She rolled over and made out she couldn’t hear me. Tried again a little later. This time success and I’m out the back door for a quick toilet break, while checking … Continue reading

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Basil Versus the Fox – Round One

My territory is no longer my own. I am under attack. There is a fox; and admittedly it is young but already it’s at least four times my size. I am constantly on guard. I sleep by the back door, … Continue reading

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Sunrise Walk

Up and out in the dark the other morning – which is not like Jaq. What is going on? I thought, as she drove us through empty streets. Turns out we were off to the river where there were other … Continue reading

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Grey Spring Sky

I’m moulting. Yeah, OK, so it’s officially spring, leaves are back on the trees and my paws aren’t so cold any more, but there’s some weird weather going on. Yesterday, ice fell from the sky. I went out and barked … Continue reading

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Dog Walk Roulette

A Shiba Inu was giving me hate this morning. Jaq scooped me up and out of the way fast. Crisis averted. We have learnt the hard way that this is how it is. Back in the day, I was up … Continue reading

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Life as a Cat-sized Dog

Today in Poo Alley (the back route to the park), I sat frozen with fear as three dogs approached. The first was ten times my size, and the other two were at least five times bigger than me. Experience has … Continue reading

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Top Five Parks

Tried to wake Jaq twice, she ignored me, so I went back to bed. Food: devoured in seconds. We went to our usual park today where the ground was frozen, and Jaq took me by the river and across the … Continue reading

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