Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Is everything alright ?
Angus gets up to let the PONS out of the front door. They appear in the kitchen 20 minutes later. It's apparent that Sophie has been digging. Why did I ever think that a girl dog would somehow be more decorous than a boy dog ?
In the little county town the police are out in force. Traffic moved away from the the side of the market hall and redirected through the car park. Chaos develops when an elderly lady in a Ford ignores the frantic signals of the traffic police and follows the route she always takes. A group of retired gentlemen stand and observe.
The cause of the dislocation soon apparent. A 4x4 has had a puncture. The bearded driver doesn't have a spare. '' You should always have a spare " says one of the retirees somewhat unhelpfully. A tow truck is called. Bob and his master watch as the 4x4 is winched up and driven away. The youngish policeman informs us that the Police Municipale have been issued with guns for the duration of the State of Emergency. On the basis of his traffic management skills Angus is not reassured.
Late at night Bob wanders up into the drawing room and puts his chin on Angus's knee. Sophie is a fiercely independent creature. Bob isn't. Before he settles down for the night he wants to know that everything's alright. A mano a mano and a tickle and he's satisfied that all is well. What different characters the two of them are.