You know you're in Scotland when there are haggis flavoured potato crisps in the shops.
Doesn't matter where in the world Sophie goes for a walk. Her fur picks up twigs and dried grass in much the same way a magnet attracts iron filings. A deep and thorough Labor Day grooming lies in store.
Three or four hundred Canada geese in the field by the gate this morning. The field was harvested last week and the geese are feeding contentedly among the stalks . The wall of sound they make removes any idea Sophie might have of chasing them. Every PON girl knows there's a dividing line between being brave and being foolhardy. 400 geese fall into the foolhardy column.
It's rained overnight which means there are puddles on the track down to the water. Sophie has to stop and drink from every one. To be more precise she has to stop and drink from every puddle while carefully standing in the middle of it. I point out the illogicality of this but she's rushed off to glare at the fulmars on the rocks. Who cares about logic when there's excitement to be had ? Who indeed ?
So starts a Monday morning with a Polish Lowland Sheepdog in a quiet and windswept patch of paradise. Our task for today is to get a television working.
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It is an ongoing source of disappointment to Nobby that I am not tempted to buy Mackie's haggis-flavoured crisps!
Mmmm - Haggis flavoured crisps - something new for you and Sophie to try, Angus. I doubt 'The Font' will find them appealing.
o be honest, I think that your new surroundings are something to be enjoyed when actually being there.
Looking forward to the introduction of some interesting characters. They were such a part of life for so long that I still wonder how The Old Farmer and the Old Mayor, Loic, et al, are doing, and if they miss you all from the ROF.
That o should read To!
Getting the television working? Does that mean the cables and remotes have revealed their hiding places?
Jake of Florida - Sadly all things dull and electrical remain obdurately invisible. It means a trip to the electrical shop.
I was entranced with your last picture - you have composed it so beautifully. There is so much to see in it with the sea, stones, grasses and muted colours. Sophie makes it perfect, what a wonderful painting it would make. (Sorry about all the gushing!)
...and as soon as you buy new leads, the Genie will reveal the pre-existing items... depending on who you listen to that is down to Sod or Murphy. YAM xx
Lovely to hear it's "paradise". Long may that continue. I must say it looks it. After our long, hot, drought ridden summer in SW France I envy you your puddles and the fresh, green look of the grass Sophie is standing in. Good luck with the TV.
Only a matter of time before Haggis appeared, something I have not tried.
I agree with Wendy from Wales. The last picture would make a fantastic painting.
I'm sure paw infused puddle is perfect for the discerning PON.
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