"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, October 10, 2011

Farewell, Jake

So Jake has departed, trotted off this morning with his little red spotted handkerchief over his shoulder, without a backward glance. If Paddy is missing their regular afternoon wrestling sessions, he is giving no sign of it and is mooching around very much as normal. I have to say, walking Jake was a much more peaceful experience than walking Paddy. He actually behaved like a normal, sane dog; no barking at other dogs across the field, no trying to lunge at cats, squirrels, rabbits... you get the idea?
On the plus side, no nasty little 'surprises' on the dining room floor first thing in the morning either!


Yorkshire Pudding said...

If you do decide to swap the unruly Paddy for darling Jake, may I suggest investing in a multipack of "Pampers" or reusing a cork from a wine bottle - I guess there will be quite a lot of these in your kitchen waste bin.

Anonymous said...

I suppose that you wish that you had a dog with Jake's daytime behaviour and Paddy's night one! Flighty xx

Shooting Parrots said...

Give me a dog with attitude any day. That and nocturnal continence.

elaine rickett said...

Poor old Jake - new surroundings stress another dog to cope with - an alcoholic carer - no wonder he pee'd a lot.

Jennyta said...

YP and Elaine, is this 'get at Jenny' day? We NEVER drink more than six bottles of wine a day!
SP and Flighty, I suppose no dog is perfect but I am not missing the early morning clean-up, that's for sure.


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