Sunday, November 6, 2016
Good marketing ?
Bob, who used to sleep downstairs next to his sister, now sleeps upstairs . Here he is equidistant between Sophie and his owners. If Sophie squeaks in the night Bob rushes in to tell us. Every morning as I emerge Bob is there to greet me. We have a brief Mano a Mano chat. Every morning he then escorts me downstairs and waits until his sister is let out of her pen.
It pours with rain all day. Sophie is thankfully in a fixed routine when it comes to comfort breaks. This makes life much easier. A dog owners delight at this simple state of affairs is something non dog owners could never understand.
While Sophie is groomed and fussed over Bob and Angus head off to the greengrocers. There was a time, not so long ago, when this would have been considered a chore. Now dog and master saunter past the new products commenting on what's exotic and what's not.
Today a shipment of Chanterelles.
Next to them some mushrooms with blue stems. The sort of things that if you saw them growing in a woodland you'd studiously avoid picking.
Blue feet. Seems an apt description. We stick with the Chanterelles.
We should have been in Washington for the elections. This morning an e-mail from the 24th St. hotel we planned to stay in saying they're sorry about the cancellation but hope that our '' sheepdogs legs are healing ". Good corporate marketing or a dog lover on the reservations desk who remembers the reason for the cancellation ?