Greetings loyal readers. As you all know sister has a boy-friend. He has been hanging around for a few months now and seems to be keen on sister. Me and Nellie have stopped barking at him every time he comes into the house. Only because We can’t be bothered. He seems to be here all the time. Anyway, it was sister’s birthday on Sunday and he brought her a present. Guess what it was? A pair of gum-boots!! Mummy says ” what a romantic present”. But they are just the thing to wear to watch rugby and sister did need a new pair. Mummy says they are a posh pair of gum-boots and she would like a pair herself. Here in rural New Zealand there are often signs on shops and garages asking people to take off their gum boots before entering. There is even a song about gum boots. Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.