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Sunday, 12 August 2007

Dogs ?



Sailing School .... several small boats
sailing between two markers in the mouth of the Tyne this morning ...brilliant skies as yesterday .
We buried the bird in the Fairytale Garden this morning . When I say we I mean I provided the trowel . The garden was wet with rain ( unintentional echoes of TS Eliot here ) and pushing through the avenues of creepers and hanging and trailing plants to get to the pond and the bird feeders , my hair gets damp . I look like WildWoman and N looks aghast as she emerges from her room prelunch .. an early start as the hamster family, back from Italy , are returning to collect Buzz . I looked up the bird not being sure what it was . A greenfinch . I still cant decide what happened to it .
Sitting by the sea this morning looking at the skies and wondering about rain , and watching dogs go by with families , we noticed a tiny Jack Russell dog with a slightly fluffy head , as if the result of a cross with a larger more sheepdoggy breed . ( I look at dogs all the time now partly because I'm still keen to find the perfect dog for us , partly looking out for pugs etc ) . He hurried past us without pause , despite the fact that I was eating a fun sized pack of Maltesers . Off he went up the hill and we forgot about him until ten minutes later a couple with a black poodle came towards us , the man carrying the Jack Russell in his arms like a baby . The dog was resting back ( on its back ) completely at ease and looking very trusting and happy whilst the man held him in one arm, quite a feat . As they passed us , the woman asked if he was our dog . Turned out he had run up the hill towards them , obviously alone , then stopped dead on the path and lain down , defeated and clearly lost . So they were on a mission to find his family . We pointed out which was he had approached us from and within minutes they were back , their poodle looking much happier , having found a couple searching for him on the cliff tops .Though relieved they were reunited , I did harbour temporary yearnings towards him wondering if he was the dog who would one day " find us " , my excuse for not searching in a more concerted way . I return to the house and the cats are strewn about everywhere and I wonder how they would have coped . A puppy would definitely fit in better .

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