"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)

Friday, March 06, 2009

A close shave

I'm down in Bristol visiting Dad for a few days and Paddy has stayed at home with Keith. There could be a bit of male bonding going on there! Yesterday afternoon I rang Keith to see how things were and he had just been out on a call to a motorist who was having key problems. So far, so good. He had taken Paddy with him on the passenger seat, using the special clip to attach him to the seat belt, but by his collar instead of the accompanying harness. After a while, he noticed that it was getting a bit warm in the van, so he wound down the window to give Paddy some air.
Just as he was finishing the job, he looked up to see said dog hanging helplessly by his collar, having tried the Great Escape but failing to realise that he was still attached at the other end! Luckily, it had only just happened and he was able to rescue the silly mutt and no harm was done.
However, had Paddy been a cat, he would definitely have used up one of his nine lives.
You see! You can't leave 'em alone for five minutes!


  1. No, men are pretty hopeless when left to their own devices. Does Keith still drive the old ambulance?

  2. Ooh - cynical, Ellee! ;) Yes, Keith is still driving his ambulance.

  3. Jenny, I have to admit to having fallen rather heavily in love with Paddy so therefore I plead with you to get back home AT ONCE in order to provide him with the protection he clearly needs!

  4. Poor Paddy. He does sound adorable but thank goodness Keith was able to rescue him in time.

  5. JJ, it's OK, I've been back since Sunday afternoon. :)
    Rosie, you are so right!

  6. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

  7. That's it! I'm phoning the RSPCA. Not only did Keith deliberately try to hang Paddy - but - what is worse - you spelled "mutt" incorrectly! It's disgraceful.

  8. Well done for spotting the deliberate mistake, YP! You're not an English teacher for nothing. ;)



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