25 April 2018
Diane the Dawg
I remember Diane's arrival in our hamlet some ten years ago; she was an ungainly pup with long droopy ears running around and falling over her over-sized paws. She was Philippe's new hunting hound and, unlike his other dogs, was allowed to run free. She was a regular visitor and often joined us for lunch on the terrace. She was delighted when we adopted Rick last year and always followed us on our walks through the chestnut woods.
This year we noticed that she did not run to welcome us on our arrival back from England. Sadly she was knocked down by a car on the road last winter while out chasing rabbits. She paid a high price for her freedom to roam. We are very sad and will miss Diane the Dawg.