Saturday, May 30, 2015

A variation.

A day for watching the builders and barking at the eight year old boy who mimics Bobs 'woof woof woof' as he walks past the front gate on his way to catch the seven fifteen school bus. Today the eight year old boy has a stick which he drags across the metal bars on the gate. The clink-clink-clink variation to the daily routine drives the angelic duo into a frenzy of barking. From the way the eight year old boy skips away down the lane we can assume he's satisfied with the cacophony of sound he's generated.

Two nights away and the garden looks as though it's suffered through a prolonged drought. The large irrigation hose is brought out of the garage. For animals who abhor water Bob and Sophie take a great interest in anything to do with the irrigation system.

The roof eaves suddenly home to swallow and sparrow nests. No less than five sparrow nests outside the bedroom window. They keep up a chirruping noise until nightfall. The swallows are altogether quieter. This morning the sparrows start their 'I'm hungry ' song just after five. Sophie joins in. We are now officially on our get up early summer routine. 


  1. Angus, believe me, there is nothing more irritating than a human, of whatever size, who barks back at you.
    Toodle pip!

    1. They're enough to drive you 'barking mad' .

  2. Petite-Chose all alone at 2GMay 30, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Do Bob and Sophie get an unexpected bath when the irrigation hose comes out? Bet it's more fun than that 'proper' bath with the shampoos and everything.

  3. In the last photo, I see Sophie is creeping up on Bob to see if he's left her a crumb or two !