Oh you should be so grateful that Gail does not always take her camera when we go out for walks.
Today, instead, we shall set the scene with a picture of me posed nicely on some newly conquered territory in Gail's study.
Now are you sitting comfortably? And have you already eaten your breakfast?
Good. For today's post is not for those of a delicate constitution. Er, how to begin?
Well, you'll have noted the reference above to 'newly conquered territory'. Thing is, Gail has recently decided to allow me into her study during the day. The idea is that I sit quietly beside her, providing restful companionship as she busies herself at the computer reading your blogs doing her work stuff.
Yes, you'll have spotted the flaw in that plan already. We fox terriers are not noted for our quiet and restful natures. Especially not six month old WFT's. Like the Spanish conquistadors, our instinct is to explore our New Worlds, and to plunder.
And there are SO many interesting places to investigate in this study. While Gail was away in the kitchen making a coffee, I had a good old rummage around behind a pile of papers and found this long blue wooden object. It tasted just great.
I really don't know why Gail got so cross when she came back saw me chomping away. You know how humans have this habit, so rude I think, of suddenly snatching things out of your mouth? NO NO Bertie, she said, and put the remnant stump in this old tin.
Later on, at the usual time, we went out for our afternoon walk. Now I don't know about you, but I am not too keen on using the jungle out the back our pleasant garden as a toilet, and prefer to hold it all in until we are walking down the street. (No Gail, I'm sure this isn't 'oversharing'; it is germane to the story).
Well half way down the road, I stopped and arched my back in the customary fashion while Gail rustled around in her pocket for a little plastic poo bag. My action, which is usually accompanied by extravagant praise and encouragement, this time elicited from Gail a shriek they must have heard in Dundee."OH MY GOD BERTIE IT'S BLUE".
Now as you know, Gail is a scientist and normally has a healthy curiosity about natural processes. But not, apparently, on this occasion. I have no doubt that you too, like me, are wondering, was 'it' blue all the way through, or just on the surface?
And I am disappointed to have to tell you that we will never now know.
Mmmm. Time, I think, for a little snooze.
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