Where is everyone?

Morning everyone. It’s a miserable day so wet, dark and depressing. I feel quite at odds with myself.

Everyone seems to be missing. Walkers, although I appreciate it’s so awful out there, that I imagine everyone was scurrying about wanting to get home. Normally there are people congregating in the field,  whilst the dogs get on with life. Even Facebook seems to be quiet, likewise our local good neighbours page. It could of course be that people are away for their annual holiday.

Nat my dog  walker arrived with her foster dog this morning called Prince. He is a Weimaraner and travelled over from Ireland yesterday with his family to be fostered by Nat. She has a fondness for the breed, as she herself owned one for many years until he died. Prince looks as though someone has put eyeliner round his eyes, and his coat has more brown in it than her previous dog.

It is a huge undertaking to take on someone else’s dog. He is not young and it must be so unsettling for him. She is fortunately trained in dog behaviour so he’s a lucky dog.

He will be introduced to the other dogs that she looks after today so quite a busy day for him, Trudy did a bit of growling but all good. I tend to back off when I hear the growling. I don’t want to be in a position of being bitten if things take a turn for the worst.

Big day yesterday Trudy went off lead. She actually did a bit of a run, which is unusual. She’s an ambling type of dog.

Derek the weekend walker desperately wants her to run, so he can take her jogging, but I don’t think that’s very likely.

Trudy was introduced to his grandchildren. They evidently wanted to tell her some secrets and kept lifting her ears up and whispering in her shell like. Do you remember trying to whisper in a friend’s ear. It never worked out did it. No one could understand what was being said and you usually collapsed with laughter. I can’t remember when I last had someone whisper in my ear, but perhaps that’s a good thing.

Keep wellies and umbrellas to hand today. The weather forecasters advise it’s not going to get any better any time soon.

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