Epiphany. The mayors wife is up and about early taking down the village Christmas decorations. This in not an onerous or time consuming task. The PON's rush to the gate to let the world know that 'there's a woman out there stealing the baubles ! ". Routine events are invariably turned into high drama when the duo get involved.
Caroline, the unhappy cleaning lady, arrives. She opens the door, surveys the torn kitchen towel scattered across the hall floor and says ' Oh La La '. She then emits a tutting sound that segues into a harrumph somewhere in the back of her throat. A cue for Bob, Sophie and their owner to head off for a coffee, a bowl of water and an illicit half croissant.
In the afternoon Amelie , the mustachioed village cat, clambers onto one of the gate piers and sits there surveying her domain . The effect this has on the PON's is immediate and dramatic. Sophie's inner karma has been disturbed. Bob's ire raised. There is stereophonic 'howling'. It is protracted. Amelie , secure on her perch, is unimpressed.
Events too unimportant for a diary but too laughter inducing to go completely unrecorded.
The very Celtic name of the second dog collar in this advert causes much amusement : https://www.pinterest.com/CaledonianK9/leather-celtic-dog-collars/