"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)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


I came down this morning to let Paddy out to do what dogs have to do. These days I make sure I glance out of the windows to check if there are any cats or squirrels around before letting him loose, but this morning, I must have had my eyes closed. Almost before I had opened the door, he was at the bottom of the garden and a terrified, but very speedily reacting squirrel had leapt for safety onto the bottom fence and made a hasty exit. At the same time, an equally terrified wood pigeon, who had inadvertently been caught up in the whole episode, was quivering on the other fence, obviously wondering if the world had suddenly come to an end.

Deprived of his prey, Paddy then began jumping at the fence in an attempt to demolish it by sheer force, until I had legged it over the lawn, still in dressing gown, grabbed his collar and pushed him back into the house. At this point, reality must have dawned that he was 'In Trouble', so his attempt at damage limitation was to saunter nonchalantly into the living room, place his head on Keith's knee and look innocent.

"It wasn't me, gov, it was some other dog out there. Definitely not me - honest!"


Flighty said...

Lovely story! It conjures up such a vivid image of what happened.
Paddy's expression says it all doesn't it! xx

Rosie said...

He looks so cute it's hard to believe he could be so naughty.I mean Paddy not Keith of course. lol

Jennyta said...

A dog with a mission, Flighty and Rosie - to rid the world of cats and squirrels. ;)

Snowbabies said...

Awwwww bless lucy tends to do the im the innocent one in this, why wont anyone believe me lol
Debbie :o)

Jennyta said...

They're not daft, are they, Debbie!


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