Goodness, he's beautiful! He looks in such good condition.
There was a man used to walk round the town lake regularly with two enormous black dogs, heavily-built, thick curly coats - don't know the breed, but they looked like a couple of bears. They plodded very slowly. Nowadays I see him with only one, alas.
Most people round here seem to keep their dogs well under control. Either the dogs more-or-less ignore runners, or they are kept on leads, - or grabbed hold of when the owner sees a runner approaching.
Managed a little half-hour recovery run. It was hardly a run, - 14mm. Not quite so tired now.
NZC - congratulations on sticking it out for 45 years!
Mick - I wonder, is it the proportions? - Are the neck and shoulders perhaps too big relative to the head? And possibly the lower part of the face too big relative to the upper? I had a tendency to do that in my drawing/painting days (now long distant) - strart one part of the picture, and gradually get larger as I went on, and then the whole didn't look right.
Aws - I hope you were joking when you talked about leaving. Keep posting your TOTP paintings, I love them. Selfies aren't obligatory, are they?
Chris H - I took art to A level, though I also took academic subjects and went the academic route. But I drew and painted for my own amusement for a number of years, gradually degenerating into nothing but little cartoon-y style things to amuse the children. Don't even do that now.
John B - good that your knee is making recognisable progress, even though slow.
Had a day's work in Aberystwyth. Might venture out on a little recovery run tomorrow.
Exhausted: "no point in doing anything shorter" - I've never done anything remotely that long!
Red - or rather, TE - you will let us see a photograph of the Navigator's Hat with the new addition, won't you?
Still feeling tired, but went to Aber for a day's work today and may attempt a little recovery run tomorrow. Left shin is hurting a bit, though. Not all the time; just when I walk down stairs or downhill.
There was lots in the goody bag, but I don't know what, I hadn't investigated. My daughter is going to see if she can get it back for me. I've told her if she does to keep the two freebie bottles of water and the eats, but I would like my T shirt and drinks bottle.