Friday, May 14, 2021

A F-O-X on the lawn.

The men in dark suits returning to their offices in New York. By the end of the month they'll be back at work full time. The novelty of working from home has dimmed . Today we discuss Israel, Palestine and new IRS rules on taxing Bitcoin.

This morning there's a F-O-X walking across the lawn. Words cannot describe Sophie's reaction. Thankfully, for the F-O-X, Sophie demonstrates her unique hunting skills. She goes left , the F-O-X goes right. There is much excited howling.

Excitement over we head off for our start of the day tour of the village. Despite the early hour there are cars parked outside the church. One of them, a Peugeot in lurid blue, has a strange contraption attached to its rear. Too small to be a wheel chair ramp, and anyway, the back of the Peugeot is too low . 

After peering inside the car for clues we are still none the wiser.

The roses by the war memorial are looking mighty fine after the overnight rain. Later today I'll come out and prune them.

Lost for years :

Explain this if you can :



Lisa in France said...

I don't remember Sophie ever looking as flat-out happy as she does in that second shot - clearly very satisfied with her performance in banishing the F-O-X from her yard. And the blue flowers are beautiful! I read that story about the condors recently and thought they had acted wisely in deciding whose home to invade - not everyone would respond with the same equanimity, The sheep also seems to have had good fortune in finding a rescuer.

WFT Nobby said...

Dear Sophie,
I hope you are not feeling too insulted by Angus's rude comments this morning concerning your 'unique' hunting skills. (Believe me, the word 'unique' is not meant as a compliment.) If it makes it any better, Gail is equally dismissive of my occasional attempts at fox hunting, and this really is quite a humiliation for a fox terrier...
Toodle pip!

Coppa's girl said...

No matter that Sophie went one way and the F-O-X went the other - the strategy worked! In fact, when you think about it, Sophie's very noisy and totally ineffective hunting skills seem to be most successful. Never mind that she's never caught anything!
Had to smile at her sniffing around the cars - Inca does that to each one she passes on our walks. I wonder if they can smell where the cars have been?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Of course the mystery of the car carrier caught the YAMster's attention; there are various forms of wheelchair carrier, but the central 'column' puts paid to that concept... could it be for pannier-like storage boxes? Will we ever know???

Well done Sophie. YAM xx

Angus said...

I fear we shall never know - unless the car returns to the village.

Angus said...

I guess if you're guarding sheep a theatrical style is as good as any.

Angus said...

Sophie is settling into that eight year old dog phase where there's the knowledge that she's an integral part of the flock.

Angus said...

From Sophie's perspective she's doing something right. Neither C-A-T-S nor f-o-x-e-s linger in the garden !

Kittypup said...

Intrigued by the car accessory. Have you seen the strange but quirky concept of car roof-tents? Not sure Sophie would get up the ladders though.