The builders arrive next week . Angus is cajoled into visiting the hardware store. Time , he is told, to choose taps . The pups first trip down the motorway. They sleep all the way to the Leroy Merlin car park. What a name for a store . Sounds more like a Louisiana Blues singer than a hardware outlet. Above the front door a big sign saying '' Open : Monday to Saturday 8 til 8 ". It opens a little after nine.
We use the time while we wait for the doors to open to walk Bob and Sophie round the parking lot. They enjoy this adventure tremendously. So much so that we have a rerun. The second time round the car park has filled up and there are more tyres to sniff. Angus sits in the back of the car with the tail gate open chatting to Sophie while ' the font ' texts pictures of taps from inside the store. This hi-tech system keeps all parties happy. Before we set off home the pups get a third brief walk. Bob christens the tyres of a maroon Peugeot 504. Given time he'll graduate to a Mercedes.