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Wednesday January 25th 2017
There are many wonderful things a dog can do on a bright and frosty morning – besides going round the mulberry bush.
Anyway, human likes going round the mulberry bush in the late summer when she can stuff her face with berries. I find it very boring.
This is the second frosty week we’ve had recently, and I love it.
And we’ve been up very early on three Wednesdays now. Three Wednesdays, one after the other. I don’t have to leave the bed until about eight thirty, but I can sense that human is huffing and puffing and saying very rude words much earlier than that. I just stretch out, sigh warm, cosy sighs and wiggle my toes until I get my wake up cuddles.
It’s dark when we leave the house. I don’t like it, so human has to reassure me. I’m soon popping into the car, though, warmly wrapped in my winter coat. I don’t know why human stays outside for such a long time, scraping something along all the glass and making the car vibrate. I’m sure she’s saying the very rude things again.
It’s light when we get to the park, and I can’t wait to leap out of the car. The scents are almost overwhelming. My nose quivers with excitement as I trot along, leaning against the fence which leads me to my favourite morning pee spot.
Then Bertie rushes past me. I can smell human giving him a gravy bone. I don’t really do seeking people out but today I decide I’ll see if Bertie’s person’s got something for me. He hasn’t, but he gives me his hands to sniff. Then he strokes me. That’s nice. I wag my tail at him. Human almost falls flat. Must be the frost.
What shall I do next?
I could hunt. Which would give human the chance to show one of her favourite videos of me.
But what I really want to do is run. And dance. And run and run and run.
And stay in the park all day long.
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.co.uk