Yesterday’s Walk

Yesterday I kissed Floss goodbye and she is now well on her way to Oxford University to study Chinese.  Proud Mum doesn’t even begin to go there and I will miss her more than words.  These past few weeks she has been my constant companion and the perfect nurse.  Her empathy, thoughtfulness and kindness are second to none.

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For our last walk, we set off, as per usual, with me on my dalek-scooter and Floss bringing up the rear with a reluctant Jack(et Potato).  He likes the idea but hates the actual going.

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I was quickly side-lined by some creepy starlings re-enacting the beginnings of one of Hitchcock’s scariest movies – the Birds.  By the way, did you know that film was based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier?

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We ignored the threat and off we trundled and Jack started to pick up steam.

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I took a few photos as I went.  The sky was looking good and it was nicely quiet on the wind front, which Floss should’ve been grateful for as she was on the boat that night.

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On the way home, I did a quick horse check.  There are three, each has four legs, is standing up and looks vaguely alert.  They are fine.  Far away from me, but fine.

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I feel very separated from them.  Their care seems to be nothing to do with me, though when I shout for the dogs, 3 horses appear out of nowhere.  Sometimes my horses are better trained than my dogs!

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So I am feeling a bit bleak now.  My nursing care has been handed over to Her Maj who has taken up permanent residence under the duvet.

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She does come up for air occasionally when she hears my  breakfast – the crunch of Marmite on toast.  Payment for her company is the crusts.  Thems are the rules.

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