OK … am I turning into some kind of animal magnet?
First the Coco puppy turns up from nowhere and makes herself at home.
Then … all us cottage neighbours (3 to 4 cottages) feed a stray black and white cat … a cat who now wanders into my place and relaxes on the velvet cushions.
Indi … le chat … is rather taken with Derek and Lynda (my fantastic American writer friends and neighbours).
He has pretty much moved in with them … and they have had to house train him … he hated kitty litter and wanted to be taken outside …like a dog.
Very unusual cat.
And recently Coco and I have had another visitor … a cheeky robin.
It flies in and pecks at Coco’s dry biscuits and then flits around the kitchen until it feels like leaving … I saw it with one of its robin friends and could imagine the conversation
‘Found this place where I can get free food … no rain … and scaredy puppy … follow me and we will eat ourselves stupid …’
Coco hears the robin when we sit in the lounge but refuses to venture into the kitchen … bodes well for her as a guard dog … not.
The days are moving quietly and it really feels like the move into Autumn … my fave time of year … less rain and more sun than summer.
Walked over an hour with Coco today … slowly getting her to stop pulling on the lead … and she sits to command now.
I really enjoy the walking … it feels purposeful (looking after Coco puppy) rather than a chore (I ‘must’ exercise).
I just wish there were more places within walking distance of town where I could let her run free.
Apart from Lock 5 and the hikers path (which I found out is the remnant of the old railway) does anyone know of other walks near town where Coco can run off the lead? … I don’t have a car.
Coco just had her first bath … couldn’t take photos as my hands were full of scrambling puppy … fun fun … here she is after the trauma … the smell of clean wet dog pervades the cottage.
Thank all the deities that pointers only need a bath every 6 months.
Moo Bar is open again and the Latin dancing is on Friday … I may just pop in for another lesson.
Next Friday the woman that sang in the movie ‘The Commitments’ and is currently in the TV series ‘The Tudors’ as one of Henry’s wives … will be singing in Moo.
She was the great singer with the long black hair.
Anyway … check the Moo site for details.
Hope your day has gone well.