The owl family are also enjoying themselves. Six of them are sitting on the branches of the plane tree by the front gate. They screech as Bob and his master set off on their early morning walk. They are completely white on their undersides. How does that help them hunt ?
Sophie's bad leg continues to improve. Although unlikely to be as strong as the first leg that was operated on, it is now able to support her. The trick is stopping her from placing too much weight on the joint so that the fracture can repair itself. After the better parts of 5 months Sophie has become a bored and extremely difficult patient. Given half a chance she'd be off leaping and dancing. The next X-ray is set for the 24th. If all goes well she will embark on a series of gentle but ever increasing walks.
At the bakers Galette de Roi come in three sizes. Bob gets a small sliver. He is delighted.
His master buys four cakes , a baguette and two croissants. The bread and cakes are put on the back seat of the car. Bob hops up into the trunk. Cakes and dog are separated by a metal grille. This doesn't stop Bob from spending the journey home trying to 'liberate' the pastries.
Bobs efforts to get up close with bakery products reminds Angus that the angelic duo will be 4 years old on the 9th.
Much unhappiness in the village. Someone ( ie one of the families in the four 'new' houses behind the churchyard ) has dumped 200 unwashed oyster shells in the village bins. The older villagers are aghast at the fact that the shells have been thrown in loose and haven't been put in bag .... and at the smell.