I have had one of those mornings. First it was sunny, then cloudy and cool but I decided to perserve and do some gardening. Actually in the end I got more than I thought done and the path to the pergola is starting to look quite tidy – as opposed to the weed infested tract it was becoming. 10 am rolled around and it was time for a cuppa -as all good gardeners have..lol
Called the dogs – I had three of them with me today. Ajax (Ashley’s), Cleo (mine) and Sally (mum’s). Cleo and Sally came straight in, but no sign of Ajax. I called and called – the workmen next door must have wondered what was happening – but no sign of him. So I started searching. It takes quite a while to thoroughly search 2 acres. Still no sign. Looked on the road, into the padock over the road. Nothing!!
By this time I’m really starting to worry and panic is just starting to set in. We lost Ajax once before – he was taken from outside where Ashley was working and later returned, but not for several extremely worrying hours. So I called Ashley and in tears explained I had lost Ajax and could he come home and help me search. The theory being that while Ajax may ignore my calls and whistles – he won’t Ashley’s.
Ashley arrived home in less than 10 minutes with his Dad and we all called and whistled and searched some more. So the men went for a drive towards the industrial estate. Nothing there, so they wen’t the other way. Five minutes later – as I’m about to fall on the floor in a sobbing mess ( remember the dogs are like our children and treated as such) Ashley pulls up at the front door with Ajax. Well if I thought a skinned dog would be attractive, that’s what Ajax would be right now. He was four streets away – supposedly looking for Ashley!
He has been scolded until he hid his head and is now on house arrest until we can find where he got out of the fenced yard. We are supposed to be getting more wood this weekend, I think me might be getting quite a few very heavy logs to put along the bottom of the fenceline to prevent him pushing the wire up and exploring.
So after all that I loaded a tray with really pretty tea cup and saucer, banana cake on a plate and a full pot of tea and sat and drank until I calmed down. Ajax can whine at the door all he like, he is being ignored.
I sincerly hope your day has been a good one and a whole lot less stressful than mine has been.