Before she grows out of it (and I’m convinced she will), I will share with you one of Lila’s favourite pastimes: stealing slippers. When Phil steps into the shower, that’s her cue. She sneaks into the bathroom, snatches an unattended slipper and heads off. Her trophy held high. [read more below]

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Once she has absconded, the real fun begins. Skirting my clumsy attempts to grab the stolen slipper, by scampering under a table or behind a chair. Sometimes giving the smelly foot leather a defiant shake. Although the slipper eventually returns to its rightful owner, I do sometimes question the meaning of Labrador “retriever”.

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