Bob and Angus sit at the side of the lake and discuss Australian politics. Angus thinks five prime ministers in as many years is going some. Bob listens, leans against me and is soon asleep. Sophie trots up proudly holding a dead shrew in her mouth and drops it on the ground so that I can see how clever she's been. The wee animal looks as though it's just fallen asleep. Not a mark to be seen. She then digs a hole under a willow tree and hides it .
Off to the market town. We think about sitting in the shade but as the sun is only just up and it's still cool we opt to sit outside. The PONs slump under the table, share some of their masters croissant and lightly snooze.
Not a good idea. Shaggy dogs attract children ...
.... and other dogs. Thankfully, the long haired dachs wanders past before Sophie has a chance to challenge him.
Onto the butchers for a rack of lamb
... and then to the little bakers stall in the covered market for bread and croissants.
The first time I've seen a political campaign using dogs. A canine march on parliament :
This is a new type of rucksack that claims to literally take the weight off your back. Hs anyone ever see one ?