While we've been away the grass has grown and the peonies have come out into full bloom. In fact we've been away so long they're just starting to pass their prime.
Sophie usually gives us the cold shoulder after a trip to the kennels. This time the delight at seeing us has made her forget to sulk.
Both dogs have gloriously silky coats. We take this as a good sign.
Tomorrow, if it's dry, they will get a bath, a trim and a grooming.
Whoever knew that American English does not differentiate between curb and kerb ? You can never get too old to learn something new.