On September 29th I wrote:
‘…… the sun shone very brightly and I had to bring her home from the park after about ten minutes …
The poor little creature was so terrified that she couldn’t wait for me to open the car door. She jumped up at the outside before leaping in like a bat from hell.
I was very stupid to have taken her as she was clearly reluctant to leave the house.’
Now, strong sun never makes her reluctant to leave the house.
Nor is she worried about getting out of the car once we have parked. On a particularly bright morning like today, I wait for her to decide which exit she takes. She chooses very carefully and usually makes for the shaded shrubbery. Then she begins the serious business of sniffing and tracking.
She makes her way around the shady side of the pond and selects the main path nearest to the open field. She emerges happily onto the sun drenched grass – no shadows, you see – and then trots across to the wood.
Here she is free to go anywhere she likes. I follow.
On the way back to the car she is happy to emerge from the undergrowthy part of the wood into the full sun – as long as there are no trees to cast shadows.
Then she picks her way carefully back to the car. Today a pleasant surprise. Je. and Wilda suddenly emerge onto the path just in front of us.
Wilda has two inch long eyelashes and a ‘granny’ who makes her designer coats.
Isis even stops to give her a quick sniff.
Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dogwatchuk.com