Today, I am dog-sitting Pip, my mother’s gorgeous rescue Patterdale while Mum goes to a hospital appointment.
Having worked hard most of the day doing various stuff (cooking, cleaning and running around in circles because I don’t know where everything is kept here), I decided that as the sun was out, Pip and I should go for a walk.
We had been earlier in the morning but it had poured and poured with rain and was horrid. Now the sun was out and it had warmed up too.
We don’t have many trees in Shetland so I am blown away by the surrounding ones. Since I lived here, many years ago, they have all grown hugely.
(I remember these being planted!)
It was a nice walk and while Pip got his p-emails, I took photos. We worked well as a team, he would drag me off to sniff something and in return, I would make him wait while I took another photo. A give and take relationship.
Pip really is a darling little chap. It is always nice having a dog around. I do miss BeAnne hugely but apparently she is not missing me at all and has taken to sleeping in the sitting room. I have been replaced by a long lost squeaky ball that she has recently found. So I am now just a distant memory to her. The squeaky ball is her current love.
Daisy sent me these a few days ago. My life in Shetland seems worlds away.
So very different.