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    Genes are funny things

    Looking at these two dogs, would you even consider that they are related, let alone sister and brother from the same litter? They are indeed siblings, Daphne and her biiig brother Obelix. Nomen est omen and all that. Daphne is a lightweight at just under 3kgs, Obelix weighs over 11kgs.  Mum was a Maltese Terrier, Dad a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Daphne’s face is more like a Cavalier but her stature is definitely Maltese.  They two of them love rough and tumble play, and race to greet each other when I meet Obelix and his mum after the school run. Today the siblings were joined by a pug who played…

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    Maltese Terriers – vicious with ex-presidents

    Who knew? Little Daphne could turn into a dangerous dog. Ex-President Chirac’s Maltese Sumo took the move from the Elysee Palace to an appartment in Paris hard and severe depression turned him from “an innocent white fluff-ball into a ferocious attacker of ex-Presidents”. Sumo has been rehomed and now lives on a farm. When I was a girl sending a dangerous dog “to live on a farm” was a euphanism for euthanasia. I hope that this is not the case for poor Sumo. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8287166.stm

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    Puppy Makeover

    Daphne went to the “Toilletage” for the first time this week and was transformed. She went in looking rather bedraggled and came out looking so cute. It took 2 hours and cost more than my hairdresser.   Maybe I shoud get husband to do it the next time.  

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    Daphne and her brother

    Daphne was the smallest of the litter, and Obelix the biggest. They met today for the first time since leaving their mum and had a great time. She is less than half the size of Obelix but gave as good as she got. After our wee adventure yesterday, where we got lost in the woods of France, she is not so keen to go out for a long walk today. We walked for over an hour before I remembered my trusty iPhone has GPS navigation system that lead us back home safely. It was a beautiful day but very cold and Daphne was not impressed. Today I am meeting the…

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    Introducing Daphne

    This is the newest member of our family. Daphne Sparkle. She is a Maltese Terrier x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, born on 24th September and is absolutely darling. This photo was taken on Christmas Eve in the mountains beyond Geneva when Daphne saw snow for the first time.   The kids are delighted, I am besotted, husband is resigned.