Friday, January 25, 2019
A double purpose.
Morning walk time. Bob sees a cat. Sophie is too busy looking for something to eat in the drainage ditch to notice . Bob disappears. Sophie saunters happily along by my side. You'd think she might miss her brother. Not a bit of it.
The weather dry again. We sit on the storm drain and put the world to rights. I tell Sophie that Jared Kushner has expressed surprise that only one Democrat Senator supported a negotiated settlement to the shutdown. Sophie sits in silence. She is much more interested in the story about Wilbur Ross and his slippers. Bob rejoins us. He's looking pleased with himself.
Two retired farmers in Peugeot vans pass and wave. So does the man in the large green metallic Toyota Land Cruiser with the manic Westie. True to furious form the Westie hurls itself from the passenger seat into the back of the car. It can be seen standing against the rear window barking as they disappear down the hill. The young garagiste rushes by in the souped up little Citroen.
The ladies of the Women's Cooperative call to say they have a problem. A speeding van has driven along the road and they've steered onto the grass verge to avoid it. Their rear wheels are stuck. Angus is dispatched to see if he can help. '' Good morning ladies " he says cheerfully only to be met in silence. Some matting under the tyres provides traction. A heavy foot on the accelerator and the car is freed. No thanks is forthcoming. Angus can now add extracting cars from mud to the list of skills the Women's Cooperative consider him useful for. Talking to priapic llamas being the other. '' Everyone has a purpose in life " says 'The Font' before adding delphically '' You apparently have two ".
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