Sunday, January 15, 2017

Feelings made plain.


Sophie wants to know why I'm planning to go off with Bob while leaving her behind. I try to explain that 25 kilos of enthusiastic big brother and a diva with a fractured leg in the back of a small Volkswagen wouldn't be a great idea.


Some people will tell you that dogs don't show their feelings. This dog owner would disagree.


Three small dead voles lying in a line by the front door this morning. How tiny they are ! Bob sniffs them but leaves them alone. The owls have been sitting, chatting, on the window ledge all though the night. At four the wind picked up and rang the old fashioned bell at the door. This startled the owls who flew off amid a torrent of bad tempered screeching. They must have dropped the voles in their haste to get away.


This morning Sophie is allowed to walk off the lead. Another milestone. She meets The Old Farmer and the mayor. The divas social circle is expanding. She also excavates a fresh mole hill. This is a cause for much tail wagging.



11 comments:

  1. What good news to hear that things are definitely more or less back to normal at the ROF. Good for Bob, sniffing and passing on, couldn't imagine that Sophie would leave those moles - she'd view them as a tasty pre-breakfast snack !

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    1. Oops, we meant voles ! Moles might be too much of a good thing, even for Sophie !

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  2. Sophie is discovering the world anew, and it is wonderful to see.

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  3. Yippee for Sophie getting a walk.

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  4. Wonderful to see Mlle Sophie out and about and socialising no less. Things really are on the up at ROF.

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  5. Awww Sophie. So glad to see you out and about!

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  6. Sophie is literally on the road to recovery! Meeting with the Old Farmer and mayor, checking things out on the side of the road. Yes, our Sophie is out and about!

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  7. Sophie has an extremely expressive face. The expression in the first picture might be "challenging"?
    The voles lined up on the doorstep remind me of something a cat might do. A peace offering?

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  8. Oh, Sophie, we're keeping our fingers crossed.

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  9. I totally agree with you Angus - We may not understand most of what our canine family members are saying, but then there are times, when it's perfectly clear!

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