Winged Cupid Painted Blind

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

I’m not entirely sure what Shakespeare meant by that line in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but I always turn to the bard when smitten, as I was last night.

I was at Chadkirk Dog Training Club to take some photos for their website when our eyes met across the matted floor. And her name is Pati.

That’s her pictured above, a Miniature English Bull Terrier with the sweetest nature and temperament.

Jack, our overgrown Jack Russell and canine in residence is getting on in years which means that we have those ‘what sort of dog would you like next?’ conversations more and more frequently.

Which is pretty tactless of us you might think, and Jack would agree judging from the black looks he gave me as I gushed about Pati’s wonderfulness.

Not that he need worry too much. A similar bull terrier pup costs the thick end of £1,000 which is hard to justify for a pet, rather than a show dog.

Besides, there are a lot more where Jack came from, rescued from the streets and needing a home.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 1st November 2011

    Rose Gordon is my favourite trainer at Chadirk but Alan Aspden needs a personal grooming makeover…unless of course trainers take on the appearance of their trainees. Do you look like a Jack Russell by any chance?

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  • Mr Parrot 1st November 2011

    Possibly the cricketer Jack Russell, if I dyed my hair, sported a centre parting and grew a moustache. And learned to keep wicket.

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  • john 1st November 2011

    oh that is my sort of dog…
    I love them to death… when I am old and very very rich I will have ten dogs..at least one of which will be a bull terrier…. I fell in love with them as a child after I read THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
    (remember Bodger?)
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