"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, April 13, 2009

In the doghouse

Things are not going too well for me today. Let's face it, I am doing my best to curb the 'high cat-chase instinct' that the Refuge said I have. I don't try to throw myself through the window when I see one of the pesky creatures any more and only occasionally do I get tangled up in the blind, and that's only when they flaunt themselves right outside the window... But today, when we went for our walk, I almost managed to get one! In fact, I missed a mouthful of fur by inches, which was probably just as well or I would have been in even more trouble.
Then I was taken on the field on my long lead. I'm not trusted to go without a lead in case I don't come back when called, which I really think is a bit unfair, but anyway, we had a nice wander around and we were just on our way back to the gateway when a spaniel bounded up to me, so we started doing the old sniff'n smell routine when suddenly, I noticed a very nice looking golden laborador passing by. Definitely worth further investigation, I thought. "Go for it!" I thought, and I did. Well, was it my fault that I charged off so quickly that I dragged the end of the lead out of Jenny's hand? First I knew was her shouting at me to come back but by then, the lab. and I were 'getting friendly' - you know what I mean, I'm sure. Mind you, I think the enthusiasm was all on my side, but anyway, I didn't have much time to find out as I was grabbed by Jenny and hauled back home.
She's definitely not happy with me.
I take it a chewstick for being good on my walk is out of the question?
Hmm, thought so. :(


6 comments:

  1. This post had me smiling! xx

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  2. Hahaha! And yet, sooo not funny, as I know all too well! ;)

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  3. Paddy's adventures make me smile. He sounds such a character.Like Harley I wonder if he is following this:-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Hundred-Ways-Train-Human/dp/034086236X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239810117&sr=1-1

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  4. Dear Paddy,
    My! What a clever doggie you are to be able to type this blogpost on your cruel owner's computer! Why not make your own blogsite just for you? You could call it "Paws for Thought" and you might be able to hook yourself a nice French poodle called Foo-Foo or Fi-Fi.
    It's a dog's life isn't it? Chew a bone for me!
    Woof woof!
    Yorkshire Pudding

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  5. Haha at least he makes your outings interesting!

    Would have been interesting to be a passer by, able to watch this!!

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  6. Thanks, Flighty.
    Too right, Jay!
    Rosie, I might put him onto that. :)
    YP, how would you like to be Paddy's agent?
    Wallo, nice to hear from you again. Hope all is well with you.

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