That right there is 30 kilos of Staffordshire terrier sitting on a cabinet by the front window. Usually, it’s the cats who sit there. In fact, Lola is not happy that Charlie has invaded her space.
I would say that he’s just waiting for Santa, but honestly, he’s been doing this for about a week or more now. If you don’t know where Charlie is? Check the front window. I need to sit over there more so I can see if anyone notices him when walking past. I’ve seen small dogs and lots of cats in front windows, but I’ve never seen a big Staffie peering out. He’s such a silly dog, and I love him to bits!
I’m used to seeing cats in windows. After all, our own cats spend plenty of time hanging out in the front window, watching the world go by and soaking up the heat from the radiator beneath them. I’ve seen plenty of neighbour cats in the windows, as well, and pretty much anywhere you go, you’ll probably spot at least one cat in a window on any outing.
What you don’t see so often is a dog in the window. But that’s just what we saw on Sunday on our way back from the kerstmarkt. We were first alerted to his presence by his baying. We could hear him and after checking the streets, we eventually checked the windows and that’s when we saw him.
He would stop briefly when he’d get distracted by people passing by, but then he’d soon return to his howling. Most likely, he was feeling lonely and hoping that each passer-by was a family member come back home. You often hear about breeds like the beagle or basset hound having a baying howl, but it’s easy to forget how distinctive it is until you hear it again. I wonder how the neighbours feel about him!
Speaking of dogs, our own dog Pippo is having a bit of a health issue right now. He’s going in for X-rays tomorrow, so please think healthy thoughts for him. We’re hoping to get some answers and a path for treatment so he can be completely back to normal.