Introducing Mickey one of my standard poodles, who is looking rather scruffy at the moment and is in need of grooming. His brother Teddy, my other standard poodle disappears as soon as he sees the camera, but he really did love his new bed. They love to be out in the garden, but with all this rain we have been having my back garden is flooded. I have a lot to be thankful for, just a few miles inland a lot of homes were flooded caused by the recent tidal surges. The puddles in the garden seem rather insignificant when you consider what other families all over the country have lost.