Monday, August 19, 2013

Those who danced were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

 



Adolescence. A time when you wonder if your puppies have learnt anything. "Stop, sit, stay " .  All words to be ignored. '' Come here ! " a joke.  At seven months old life is for chasing birds, barking at tractors and driving your owners to distraction. 

This morning, brim full of energy, we take the car down to the old roman road and saunter through the sunflower fields to the stream. Wonderful scents in the hedgerows, dragon flies to be leapt at, a herd of cows to be studied from behind the safety of a fence post. The cow pats along the track an irresistible delight. Today the two little darlings decide to drink while lying flat out in the stream . A new trick.  The first '' Oh Bob ! " and " Oh Sophie ! " of the day.

The PON's are still damp but at least have stopped dripping by the time we make it to the cafe under the arcades. No sign of that adolescent petulance when it comes to their illicit half croissant. They sit at my feet, silent studies in perfect behaviour, staring beatifically up at the waitress. She coos. They look cherubic. Little does she know .

19 comments:

  1. Adolescents already? Are pups growing up faster these days too?

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    1. 6-15 months. No doubting the signs of adolescence.

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    2. I might extend that to 7 years.
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  2. We're with Teena, Roxy is 2 and still conveniently 'forgets' things when it interferes with what she wants. You could be in for a long haul.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  3. I love the pictures of them walking, tails up, noses down, perfect dog walking picture ! Doesn't Bob looks so much bigger than Sophie and at 7 months he's still got some way to grow - was Bob much larger than Sophie when you first got them or is this all a croissant fueled growth spurt ?

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    1. He was always bigger but his legs are turning into stilts !

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  4. Brilliant photos this morning, Angus! I continue to enjoy the added photos of the sunflowers!

    But at least Bob and Sophie have learned how to act in public, there are people who haven't quite mastered that!

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  5. Ah, the old roman road...lots of beautiful memories.
    Sophie and Bob so cute walking beside the sunflowers.
    Everyday they're learning new tricks, I would have loved a photo of them drinking while lying flat in the stream....priceless.
    I keep a towel in my jeep for Brownie "just in case."

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  6. Our 15 month old pup is still an adolescent. "You want me to come to you when called? No cookie-no obey".

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  7. We had our adolescent adventures ( God help us). I suppose we must allow them theirs.

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  8. a perfect post. perfect.
    except a picture of them flat out in the stream would have been the icing on the cake!

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  9. Lovely post. Am wondering just how "irresistible" the cow pats were, although perhaps best not to inquire too closely.
    If they've taken to wanting to chase cars, as you said recently, perhaps they think the cars are large animals that need to be corralled?

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  10. I remember Lulu's adolescence.
    We sat on the sofa, exhausted, while she flew around the living room, across our laps, across the back of the sofa behind us, wouldn't sit, wouldn't come, wouldn't stay. She would look at us with huge wide eyes as if to say "naughty? Moi?."

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  11. In the immortal words of many a dog owner: You ain't seen nothing yet! :)

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  12. "Little does she know"... Hmm, I'd say the same thing about my 1.5 year old "puppy" who looks so angelic most of the time :)

    Fascinating fact about the space station in the last post. It's traveled hundreds of miles since I started this comment.

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  13. One of our black labs was an adolescent until he was around 7. I send you extra patience.

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  14. ...love! i remember now what i've been missing! your blog! :)
    heading to the UK tomorrow, niece studying in Oxford.
    xoxo

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