"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Monday, February 09, 2009

Spider Dog

We established on Paddy's first day that he is not keen on cats. Suffice it to say, that might have been an understatement.
Today, while I was in my counselling room with a client, Keith stayed in the living room to keep an eye on Paddy in case he needed to be kept quiet. No problem there, as it seems that Paddy can't bark properly. The best he can do is a hoarse, breathy imitation of a bark. The problem arose when a dreaded cat sat itself on the grass outside the window. They're like that, cats. You can just see them preening themselves, staring cheekily at the captive dog in the window chanting, "Ha! Can't catch me, you foolish canine creature!"
All this was grist to the mill for Paddy. After launching himself repeatedly at the window, and eventually realising that, as it was a window, there was little chance of him passing through it, he suddenly took a mighty leap and hooked his front paws onto the top window bar and stayed there, spreadeagled against the window. Unfortunately, Keith was not able to take a photo (which would have been hilarious) as he was too busy peeling Paddy off the window.
To his credit, he achieved this in relative silence, so as not to disturb the counselling session.
I've booked him in for a few counselling sessions of his own - Paddy, not Keith.


Anonymous said...

He he it sounds like a sitcom in your house Jenny, perhaps you can start your own internet show - a kind of cross between 'The Royle Family' and 'George & Mildred' with a dose of 'Animal Crackers' thrown in too. A ratings success if ever I heard one : yourself, Keith and Paddy could have your own Hollywood stars in no time ;o) CraigyBaby !

Mr Pudding said...

Whenever there's a tragedy or trying situation, it is best not to help - just get out your camera and take a snap or two.

Ellee Seymour said...

He, that would have made a great pic.

Jennyta said...

Fame at last, Craig! Would you be my agent? 10% cut when my earnings reach a million.
YP, I shall instruct Keith to do that next time - provide blog fodder rather than rescue the blinds and curtains. ;)
Ellee, it would indeed, especially as I have a sneaking suspicion that Keith might have been exaggerating slightly!


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