Friday, January 16, 2015

The chirruping threat.

Bob stands on his stump seat and barks at everything that moves.

Sophie provides expert guidance in the kitchen

After lunch there's five hours for chasing round the garden at high speed. Most dogs would stop for a couple of hours rest. Not these two.

'The Font' finally calls them inside and brings a stuffed toy out of the 'emergency' box. The stuffed toy has a device inside that makes real bird calls. Sophie finds it intriguing.

Bob is petrified by it. He hides under a table. Half an hour has to be spent reassuring him. The toy is put away. Sophie sits in front of the cupboard it's been 'hidden' in and howls. 

On the phone 'The Font' wonders whether it's entirely natural for two dogs to have this much energy. Angus unhelpfully points out that all two year old dogs are like this. It's their owners energy levels that 'mature'. 


  1. I got some of dose burd toys - dey are a favorite.

  2. May I suggest another two glasses of wine?

  3. Two glasses of wine AND more chocolate ?

  4. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GJanuary 16, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Good to know that Bob is protecting the home front, in the absence of Angus. Though we're not sure exactly how brave he would be in the face of real danger! What a "scaredy pants" he is if he's terrified of a tiny little birdie! Sophie and 'The Font' would probably be the ones to sort things out, while Bob hides under the table again.
    Definitely another excuse for an evening savouring two glasses of wine and more chocolate!

  5. that birds are super cool... I sadly got one what lived only for some minutes, probably a day-bird :o)
    Easy Rider

  6. Two glasses of wine, more chocolate, AND whatever other treat the pantry provides. Only another few years to go before they start to settle down a bit.

  7. The image of Sophie sitting in front of the cupboard and howling because the bird toy was taken away made me smile...she has all the Diva moves.
    Brownie has two toys with squeakers, I don't think they work anymore.

  8. Give Justus a squeaker toy and it is dead in 5 minutes or less. I'm always amused at how different those Bob and Sophie are and thus, at least, doubly entertaining.

  9. And to think sophie used to hide under bob.

    I forsee more wild behaviour from the font.