Saturday, May 23, 2015

Satisfied.


The sun just rising as we go out. It's fresher this morning. A cold front hovering out in the Bay of Biscay. Not that the PONs notice. Bob waits patiently on the village green while his sister forages for something indescribable in the Old Farmers ditch.


We walk out along the ridge. The little river with its waterfall on one side, the track down to the lake on the other.Bob forges ahead. His sister dawdles behind. He wants to explore. She has to sniff everything.  This morning Bob opts for a detour down to the lake. 


The builders and PONs have settled into a routine. Bob barks at them when they arrive. He then ignores them for the rest of the day. Sophie yelps at them, constantly. This it must be said is not a defensive yelp but a '' why aren't you paying me more attention ? " yelp.


The morose lads have now been trained to throw the furry fox before they head off for lunch and again in the evening. Bob is satisfied.



16 comments:

  1. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GMay 23, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Who could possibly resist a game of throw the furry fox when Bob looks ready to play. Poor Sophie, ignored again in spite of the diva routine!
    What a beautiful part of the world you live in - how we'd love to join you on your morning walk down to the lake.

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  2. Well done, Bob. We didn't think the Morose Lads could be trained that quickly.

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    1. PON ESP clearly works. Even on morose lads.

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  3. It never ceases to amaze me how readily and rapidly dogs fall into a routine in any new situation.
    Love the picture of Bob with furry fox.
    Cheers, Gail.

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    1. Who has fallen into a new routine ? The PONs or the morose lads ?

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  4. Furry fox is a real favourite!

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    1. It may be a favourite because Sophie shows a keen interest in liberating it.

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  5. I hope Furry Fox lasts longer than Sick Mouse did with George the Cat. It is now a head only. It was called Sick Mouse because once it had been disembowelled it looked like a little pile of sick! (Yes, it is atoy, not a real mouse!!) It's good that the Morose Lads have been trained.

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    1. For the morose lads throwing furry fox is better than working.

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  6. I,too, am surprised how long furry fox has lasted. Do you have a back up? Bob loves it so.

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    1. Thankfully, Bob hid another furry fox in the rose bushes. He has one with two legs and a spare furry fox with three and a half.

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    2. Good. Bob is a planning ahead!

      Yogi

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  7. I hope the quickly-trained morose lads do as well with their building work.

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  8. Good for Bob for training the morose lads so quickly!! Job well done.
    Yogi had a favorite toy he loved hard for 8 yrs - > Mr Spike. We got a backup for him and Yogi never really liked him as well. (I guess he smelled new and possibly tasted different.) :=)

    Cheers from Yogi & Mom in Ohio !

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  9. Sounds like a fun filled PON heaven day!!

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