We are in a place called Birmingham and it is very nice but I still have not found any grass, this could develop into a problem …. It is cold but I have a nice warm coat and underfloor heating in my bedroom. My friend Peter left us today and we went to meet Maureen (my long haired one’s sister) and David in a noisy and busy place called New Street Station which is nearby, they have come to stay with me in my long kennel for 5 days. I think they arrived on a train. Little bits of ice fell from the sky today for a short while, I’ve never seen this before and I heard my bearded one call it bloody hailing. Anyway the bloody hailing didn’t last long. At lunch time they left me in charge and on guard in my long kennel while they visited a place called Tap and Spile, a strange name I thought. They clearly enjoyed their visit, Needless to say I got nothing for my diligence. I found a small patch of grass on our evening walk, I was much relieved.