"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)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

In which I get it wrong again!

Hi, folks, Paddy here. I'm with Jenny and Keith at Kathy's this weekend. Kathy has a  lovely, long garden with lots of interesting smells but, sadly, no hens at the moment, which was rather disappointing as I had been looking forward to catching one.
Yesterday, I was very good and so I was allowed to roam around the garden without a lead. Jenny is a bit dubious about this as she says I could get out onto the road or jump over the back wall but no-one took any notice of that.
"He'll be fine!" they said.
And so I was, until this morning, Keith and Kathy let me out in the garden and, suddenly, there was a delicious smell of cat in the air. I followed it, but it led to the gardens behind this one and, before I knew it, I had jumped over the wall and down into another garden. The cat got away, of course - it's so annoying how they always manage to do that - and I was trapped. This garden was much lower than Kathy's and I couldn't jump out, nor could I get out the other way as the gate was closed. I could hear Keith and Kathy and then Jenny and Mark wondering how they could get me out and I don't think they even knew which garden I was in. Eventually, Keith got in the car to drive round and see if he could spot me and Kathy and Jenny walked round to the back of the other houses and crept in and out of people's back gardens till they eventually found me. I don't think they were very pleased at having to do this at 8.30 on Easter Sunday morning and they certainly weren't very pleased with me when they got hold of me.
Now, I'm just lying here, trying to be patient, waiting for my proper walk...


Sambo said...

I told you you'd never catch me you daft hound! I know all the gennels, shortcuts, gardens and garages of Walkley and there's nothing I like better than to give a Welsh mutt like you the run around! It was so funny to see you trapped in that garden and I could see that your boss lady wasn't happy with you! Better luck next time sucker! Cats rule, OK?

Jennyta said...

I won't read this out to Paddy - it will ruin his self esteem, YP! ;)

cheshire wife said...

So no Easter egg for Paddy!

Happy Easter to you.

Jennyta said...

Too true, CW! :)

Anonymous said...

Poor Paddy. We all make mistakes sometimes. I hope you've cheered up a bit by now. Did you get your proper walk OK?

Jennyta said...

Yes, he did, Lucy and was just as badly behaved as he was when we first got him! Back to normal yesterday though.


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