The Mike Pence 'So help me God' book is finally finished. The prose style - which is of the upset no one variety - did not make for easy reading. Best described as a late and unconvincing 'mea culpa'. Written with an eye on 2024 ? Did you know that there are more Baptists in Ukraine than in any country apart from the US ?
Nippy but dry this morning. Sophie loves a trip to the beach. She skips with delight as she heads over the dunes. Every morning ( or those days when Scottish weather conditions allow us to see the sky ) dog and human stand by the sea and watch the sun pop its head above the eastern horizon. This far north we have to wait until nearly eight to see this spectacle. In summer , when it struggles to get dark, it all happens a good four hours earlier. For a few seconds the towers of the old town think they're Florence and glow salmon pink and gold in the sun. This always makes me smile. PONettes know every day should start with watching the sunrise - a wee bit of awe and wonder is never out of place in a divas busy life.
A friendly labradoodle puppy greets Sophie. The puppy is very active - it's so full of energy it's a constantly moving blur . Sophie is simply overjoyed to meet another dog . The puppy eventually gets bored and heads off to chase some seagulls. The labradoodles owners ask me if Santa has been good to me this Christmas. This is a bizarre thing to ask but they seem happy to be told that he was.
Then it's off down the beach, ears flying, to greet a jogger in black and turquoise running outfit. There are moments when Sophie completely forgets Angus is with her. This is one of those moments. Those titanium knees sure can move when they want to.
By the end of our walk wind, sand and water have combined to give Sophie the California surfer look. Today will be a day for hoovering the dog zone in the back of the car to get rid of a couple of weeks worth of seaweed, twigs and mud. The new car has quickly become one of those lived in 'dog owners' cars.
Quite some footage :https://twitter.com/TansuYegen/status/1605813114376683521