Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Mummy is home alone this week. She only has Me and Nellie for company. Sister is at school and daddy and brother are in Wellington. Mummy says she is having a lovely time. She is making herself lots of healthy snacks, like rice rolls. She can watch whatever TV programmes she likes. The house stays nice and tidy, except for the ever ending clumps of snowy white fur that always seems to materialise whenever Me and Nellie appear. But We are not alone. S.O.D has reappeared. He was naughty and went into brother’s room and took a pair of his school socks. Mummy discovered them sitting in the middle of the hallway complete with doggy slobber marks. Mummy says she should get the socks subject to D.N.A (doggy napping analyst) testing. Me and Nellie are not worried as We are totally innocent. The weather is becoming increasingly warmer. Me and Nellie do not like summer because We do not like to be too hot. Mummy is good and makes sure We have lots of cool water to drink and We can rest in the shade underneath the trees in the garden. Mummy likes the lush garden look so that means lots and lots of watering. There is plenty of water to use on the garden because the water comes from artesian bore on the neighbour’s property. She thinks there will be a bumper crop of apples this year. Here’s hoping. Love Nelie and Jasper, the bestest doggys in the land.