Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In a really just cause, the weak conquer the strong.




No sooner have I lifted the tailgate than Bob rockets out of the back of the car in pursuit of a blackbird. From the way his tail is wagging, twenty to the dozen, we can assume this is his most joyful moment ever. His sister, by contrast, decides it's too nice a day for blackbird chasing and opts to stay in the car and sunbathe. She finally deigns to clamber down when she hears the table being set up for breakfast. Miraculously, Sophie then appears and does her ' I haven't eaten in a month ' routine.

By lunchtime it's started to drizzle. A group of pilgrims in yellow cagoules wander by. Bob vaunts onto the stump seat at the gate and looks at them. Bob has worked out that perching on the stump seat has two advantages. 1) It makes him look more imposing and 2) it keeps his undercarriage off the wet ground. The pilgrims, unintimidated, wave at him.


13 comments:

  1. Great perch!

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  3. Well that is quite convenient, to have a dog that prefers to keep his undercarriage dry.
    Cheers! Gail

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  4. Sophie knew that breakfast was not ready yet, so why clamber down from the tailgate....she is so smart.
    Bob on the other hand still looks cute on his wooden tree stump perch, and no way near menacing.
    Okay I had to look up cagoule, but now I know what it is....thanks.

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    1. The French are big on Cagoules although they disappeared everywhere else in the 70's.

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  5. Having had two dogs of the same breed with totally different personalities, I do appreciate how Bob and Sophie have each established themselves as individuals!

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    1. There's no doubting that Sophie's established herself as something quite unique.

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  6. Is a cagoule what I might call a rain poncho? I love that the PONs have their own stump seats at the gate. Very utilitarian.

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    1. Poncho ? That's a word I'd forgotten. Yes.

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  7. Your philosophic line today reminded me of a Damon Runyan line:

    The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.

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  8. such charming little fur people.
    as different as night and day. i love that! xo

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  9. What a beautiful harness/leash.

    I maintain that Bob look like a terrifying ogre on his stump seat!

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    1. Bob will be delighted to know that someone thinks he looks terrifying !

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