It pours with rain all day. Bob and Sophie decide this is a great time to dig up the courtyard . Faced with two mud coloured dogs ' the font ' heads off into town to buy an industrial strength steam floor cleaner .
The indestructible toy that we bought from the dog shop in San Francisco , isn't. From being given it to removing the stuffing takes the pups at least three minutes.
Much to our surprise the workmen arrive . Bob and Sophie show great interest in everything they do. The foreman has brought along a pack of digestive biscuits. As far as Bob is concerned this makes him a friend for life. Sophie is found inside the builders van . She has to be lifted out - three times.
The workmen say they'll probably be here for a month. '' Maybe a bit longer ". So much for the estimate of two weeks.
Heavy rain, inquisitive puppies, builders. Sigh.