Straight Lines

Yesterday, the sun shone and it was lovely.  I spent the morning finishing off a very short animation film and then did some sewing (joining Chinese silk embroidered panels together). I hate sewing and so I am breaking it down by setting myself the task of one panel a day.  I didn’t have the heart to move BeAnne who had made herself comfortable on my chair so I sat in her dogbed and sewed.  It was quite nice, really. The things I do.

After lunch, Daisy and I decided to take the old men out for a little potter – Iacs and Haakon.  This is a typical action-shot of Iacs.  He can’t walk in a straight line.  He has to wander from one side to the other, tacking down the road like a small, if slightly rotund, sailboat looking for the wind.

Haakon on the other hoof, maintains a steady direction.  Never wavering.

I will never get tired of this view.

When I looked behind me, I saw Iacs and Daisy were on my right and then the next minute they had disappeared to the other side of the road.  Iacs will never change.  When we had gone a certain distance, both old men flicked their ears, said something unspoken, turned around and we suddenly found ourselves going in the opposite direction and home. Daisy and I just laughed.  There was no point arguing.  And then they raced home like silly youngsters.

We just keep on keepin’ on.

5 thoughts on “Straight Lines

  1. Sam

    It never ceases to amaze me the lengths we will go to not disturb our sleeping critters. Many a stiff leg because the Maine Coon cats were snoozing away on a lap. Look forward to seeing the sewing. Off to fit costumes for “Guys & Dolls” at the High School tonight.

  2. Margaret Robinson

    And that is how it should be between old men and their companions.

    What are the Chinese embroidery work for? Sounds beautiful.

  3. Linda Loba

    I am completely with you, on giving BeAnn your chair. I go out of my way to give my dog whatever room she needs (too big for chairs), and I tiptoe around her when she’s sleeping. Animals are part of the family, after all!

    And she also does what your horses did: she’s very likely to suddenly stop during a walk, have a moment of decision, and turn around ready to go home.


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