Monday, January 25, 2016

Tired ?


The unruly little eight year old tyke is up and about early. While waiting for the 7.40 am school bus he rattles the metal railings with a stick. To add to his enjoyment he rings the bell. This combination of rattling and the ding-dong of the bell 'electrifies' the PONs.

The mornings much lighter now. We can venture out onto the lane without having to worry about the school secretary racing through the pre-dawn dark in her little Renault. At the 'S' bend at the top of the ridge the farmer is planting out onions. He stops and gets out of his tractor to say hello. Bob and Sophie sniff his boots. He says that cold weather is due to arrive next week.


Further down the hill the PONs disappear into a potato field. They reappear twenty yards further ahead. Bob looks over his shoulder to make sure I'm still there. Sophie charges on oblivious to everything other than the scent she's chasing. Down in the valley the house owned by the Spanish family remains locked up. It's been like this for a year. They're discovering that the love affair with a second home quickly fades.


Finally we're back at the front gate. Bob makes it clear he'd like a game of Throw the Furry Fox. He doesn't so much run round the garden as fly round it. Aren't dogs supposed to get tired ?


Sophie waits inside for 'The Font' to appear. If she plays her cards right she might get the end bit of a breakfast croissant - again.



So starts another day with dogs.

Here's something eccentric from Texas to start off the new week with a smile : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaZIzqjI54c

I've just noticed that the train is made by two brothers - Eugene and Corky - which somehow is what you'd expect.


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    1. Exactly. Doesn't apply to their owners.

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  2. Who will tire first, the Tyke or the PONs?

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    1. Never encourage an 8 year old male.

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  3. Will the delectable duo be sampling a little haggis, neeps and tatties later on?
    Home thoughts from abroad.....Happy Burns Night x

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  4. Perhaps the raised zebra crossing is for the school secretary.

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    1. A word in her ear might be more cost effective. Or buy her an alarm clock.

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  5. Okay that little boy I would have to give him a taste of his own medicine. I would probably hide behind the gate and when he came along with his stick I'd jump out at him and shout BOO!! Ringing the bell now is really too much...that's annoying.
    Loved the video of the guy and all of his dogs in the train....sooooo cute. Did you see the dog that was sitting up and hanging outside that would be Sophie.

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    1. See comment above to Bouncing Bertie. Let an 8 year old know that his mischief is noticed and he'll immediately double his efforts.

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  6. Aside from the unruly little eight year old, it sounds like a good start to the day! You'd mentioned on my blog about your getting our weather, now the farmer mentions it -- I hope you both are wrong, this snow has been paralyzing. We are snowed in for a 3rd day.

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    1. Still no sign of it here. Maybe it's en route to Scotland ?

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  7. We see those trains a lot at pumpkin patches, fairs, and parties here in West Texas. It's a good way to reuse the drums. Nice to see dogs riding instead of the screaming children.

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  8. A very happy Burns Night to all in the Rickety Old Farmhouse; I'm sure the festivities are well under way.

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    1. A night for a glass of Gods amber nectar.

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  9. Maybe a dog train for you in your golden years, Angus?

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