Ever since his run in with the harvest mites Bob has developed a 'hot spot' on his back. Once every two weeks or so he bites away until he's created a red bald patch. Why he should have developed this now and why it should occur so infrequently a mystery. Low protein diet, lots of exercise, lots of games. What can be irritating him ?
One of those days. No less than five separate couriers show up at the front door. So do the gardeners, the oil delivery man and the fancy builder in his large shiny black Mercedes. The unexpected delights of French village life. All are greeted enthusiastically. The gardeners have remembered to bring cheese crackers. Sophie lets it be known that there is a special place in PON heaven reserved for them.
No light in the Very Old Farmers window this morning. We have a routine where he leans out and waves as we pass on our eight am tour of inspection. Bob is talked too, Sophie gets a tickle. I'll wander round when the district nurse shows up at 8.30 to check that everything is fine.