night noises, written by mem fox & illustrated by terry denton (originally published 1989)
do you remember this book? i adore it*, because it combines two of my favourite things: old people and dogs.
the old lady, lily laceby - of droopy stockings and whispy hair - is snoozing by the fire and dreaming about her past. meanwhile her dog, butch aggie, is hearing some strange noises coming from outside - but lily laceby doesn't wake up.
if you haven't read it, please don't worry - lily laceby does wake up and the night noises are just all of lily laceby's friends and family coming to wish her a happy 90th birthday!
yesterday we celebrated my little granny's 91st birthday with homemade curry for lunch and a pink cake and heated discussion about politics and a game of croquet on the lawn (the little granny got quite ferocious and competitive).
and my parents' youngest dog - our very own aggie - has some of these:
*in spite of the font used on the cover...