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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #600 on: April 09, 2020, 12:28:36 AM »

We broke 10 days of self-isolation to stock up at our Pingo Doce supermarket in Lagos today.  In truth, it was a bit of a non-event.

There was a Q to get in (self-distancing), plus Qs at the butchers, the bread counter, the fish counter and the checkouts. But everything was fully stocked and all the folks were being really nice and helpful to each other.  No panic buying in sight.  Nobody coughing.  Everyone well spaced.  Quite pleasant if truth be told.

Another thing I did today was I trawled through the memory card on my camera, to free up some space. Below is one I'm not getting rid of.  It is Gonçalo in March 2018 when he arrived at our house.

You can see on the LHS the travel cage we bought when we got him.  It's obvious he fitted inside easily.

Two years on and he is now roughly the length (height) and weight that Madeleine was when she disappeared - about 1m long and he weighs 13kg.  He does not fit in that travel cot anymore.

Try passing him through the window of 5A only if your back is made of steel.  Try carrying him in the Tannerman crane position only if you have lost your marbles.  If Smithman carried Lally from 5A to the Smithman sighting, then we are looking for a young and strong perpetrator.

Lally says WOOF from the Algarve.
What's up, old man?

Offline Eleanor

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #601 on: April 09, 2020, 10:47:35 AM »

What a dear looking dog.  But I ever was stupid about dogs.  Well, not that stupid actually.  I just can't live without one, no matter how awful.

I haven't been out for more than three weeks now so I don't have much idea of what is going on.  Oh Joy.  I have always hated shopping.

And I think that Lally is a lovely name.

In France all dogs are registered by the letter of the alphabet of the year in which they are born.  Hence O'Connor.  I think it must have been last ditch because, let's face it, this is hardly a name for a German Sausage Dog.  I simply screech "Connor" at him when he is being dreadful yet again.

But what a rotten little sweetie he is.  I think I might have been suckered.

Offline sadie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #602 on: May 17, 2020, 03:40:16 PM »
What a dear looking dog.  But I ever was stupid about dogs.  Well, not that stupid actually.  I just can't live without one, no matter how awful.

I haven't been out for more than three weeks now so I don't have much idea of what is going on.  Oh Joy.  I have always hated shopping.

And I think that Lally is a lovely name.

In France all dogs are registered by the letter of the alphabet of the year in which they are born.  Hence O'Connor.  I think it must have been last ditch because, let's face it, this is hardly a name for a German Sausage Dog.  I simply screech "Connor" at him when he is being dreadful yet again.

But what a rotten little sweetie he is.  I think I might have been suckered.

Where is SIL ?   Do hope that he is OK

Offline Eleanor

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #603 on: May 17, 2020, 03:55:26 PM »
Where is SIL ?   Do hope that he is OK

Of course he is.  He is just keeping his head down for a minute.  But we all do that from time to time.

Offline barrier

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #604 on: May 17, 2020, 08:18:36 PM »
Where is SIL ?   Do hope that he is OK

He's fine.
 When the legend becomes fact,print the legend.

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #605 on: May 17, 2020, 08:25:58 PM »
Has he got the hump?
“we have carried out a very serious investigation and there is no indication whatsoever Madeleine McCann's parents are linked to her disappearance” - Hans Christian Wolters, German Prosecutor..

“Conspiracy theories exhibit a strong obsession with detail, often taking the form of highlighting a tiny piece of evidence and blowing it up out of all proportion, buttressing their claims with a display of pseudo-scholarship.  When they examine the real evidence, conspiracy theorists do not accept that minor inconsistencies come from mistakes in reporting.” Sir Richard J Evans, author and historian

Offline Eleanor

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #606 on: May 17, 2020, 08:39:18 PM »
Has he got the hump?

Come on.  We all get the hump from time to time.  Me not least.

Offline sadie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #607 on: May 19, 2020, 07:49:13 PM »
He's fine.

Good

But do you actually KNOW that?

Thanks for coming back, barrier

Offline barrier

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #608 on: May 20, 2020, 07:08:02 PM »
Good

But do you actually KNOW that?

Thanks for coming back, barrier

He's fine.
 When the legend becomes fact,print the legend.

Offline sadie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #609 on: May 21, 2020, 01:15:37 AM »
He's fine.

Thank you.  Pleased to hear that.   Please give him my best wishes.