where’s that damn stick?



Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’!


Sunday April 3rd 2016


Human was over-optimistic about the stick eating. She didn’t win the battle as soon as she’d hoped. The blustery wind covers all of our haunts with broken branches, and, again, after her delightful game with new ball-on-a-rope last week, Isis manages to grab and chew sticks.

Each dog bag collection seems to contain at least one sharp bit of stick.

Human rolls up her (metaphorical) sleeves and begins again. Her stick clearing becomes even more meticulous, obsessive even. It’s still the short, fat, crumbly ones which Isis finds the most irresistible. They must be eliminated.

Human whirls round the grass even faster, snatching up sticks inches from Hairy One’s nose.

There are long struggles. At one end of the stick is Isis, determined to hang onto her prey. At the other end is Human who knows she must prevail. She hones her stick retrieval techniques, and, if Isis wins, she is not left in peace to  chew her prize, but harassed until she gives up.

When even the smallest stick chunks have been confiscated and Isis is searching for something – even a dead leaf – to pounce on, ball-on-a-string is dropped close by. Gradually, a light glimmers at the end of a sticky tunnel  …………………………



I smell a stick ...

I smell a stick …








I'm sure there was a stick here ....

I’m sure it was here ….


Must be over here .....

Must be over here …..











S'pose I'll have to settle for this.

S’pose I’ll have to settle for this.




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 kerry@aeza.org or  www.dogwatchuk.co.uk

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2 Responses to where’s that damn stick?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Isis looks so happy and healthy Pat x


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