Last year I promised you an annual festival of decrepitude…..
A self portrait taken on, or around, my birthday to celebrate my not having contributed to the nitrogen cycle…
Thankfully… I am able to deliver.
Now technically of course, this years’ is more of a dual portrait, but I make no apologies… The birthday is shared.
‘Friendy’ was given to me by my Grandfather when I was just two hours old, and though he may look like a somewhat the worse for wear sheep, ‘Friendy’ was originally a very, very fluffy pink dog…Pink!
No wonder I’m as camp as Christmas.
Sadly, 54 years of very physical love has robbed poor ‘Friendy’ of most of his hair and the better part of one of his legs….But do I love him less?
Damn right I don’t !
Mrs Shpics doesn’t know it yet but tonight he’s sleeping with us……
“Move over woman… Give the dog a bit of room”.
CLICK THE PIC ! ….BIGGER AND SHARPER, I LOOK EVEN MORE OF A WHIMSICAL, KNACKERED OLD QUEEN !
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde.