Thursday 11th August 2011 – A touch of normality

Admittedly the nut holder was empty, but when we were called in for breakfast the squirrel came running in too. She realised her mistake fairly quickly but by then she couldn’t find her way out. How can an animal with such tiny legs jump that far and land so delicately? She tried to see if the kitchen window was open first but then ran into the snug, My Mistress was quick to follow and open the windows wide but little miss squirrel had disappeared into the hall by then. When my Mistress opened the front door she ran upstairs to Andy’s room. Although she was safely in one place, my Mistress wouldn’t open the windows in there because it was too far to the ground and she didn’t want the squirrel to jump that far in panic. She coaxed her out of Andy’s room before she had knocked too many things off and then the dear little squirrel came back down stairs and went out of the front door and over to the field opposite. Perhaps we should start hanging nuts up inside the house as well as out.

According to a newspaper article, one in ten pets in the UK have their own facebook page. Now doesn’t that just tell you something about how intelligent pets are? I’m the only one of us here that does. I’ve got way more friends than my Mistress has and I get new friend request every day. I’m looking forward to the thousand friend milestone and should be there quite soon. My Mistress was looking over my shoulder when I was doing an update the other day and she came to the conclusion that my friends look a lot cuter than hers do. Now if I were one of her friends I would probably take exception to a comment like that, but then to be fair not many of her friends have lovely soft fur and big brown puppy dog eyes. What is funny is that there are girl dogs whose owners actually keep an eye on who they are befriending in order to keep them safe from the rogue elements. I wonder if anyone has had an argument with their owners about whether they are allowed to be my friend. I suppose for all they know I could be grooming them for some unspeakable act, instead of being the big soft trustworthy dog I am. You hear these stories about youngsters and the problems they can have as a result of who they meet on the internet. I wonder if it is the same for us dogs.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

Alfie’s Diary – the Book is available at Amazon UK –