Philippe, our neighbour, has four dogs. When they are not locked up in his kennels they are left to roam and explore the neighbourhood. They are all bitches and they are all madly in love with Rick. This morning we set off for our early walk and were immediately joined by the chasse hounds, Diane and Sybelle. Rick was not in the slightest bit fazed, even though we had to keep him on his leash while the others ran loose. We adjusted our route to stay away from the roads as the other dogs do not have good road sense. I rather hope this doesn’t become a regular pack walk.
On the way home the sole of my trainer started to come apart, I ended up having to walk in a most peculiar manner as I flipped and flopped along. I might try and mend it with some super glue but as they are nearly a decade old we decided to take a quick trip to the shoe shop this afternoon (nothing else to do in this heat) and buy ourselves some sturdy walking boots. I have never owned a pair of proper walking boots in my life! The ones I bought are very comfortable but look like they belong on a building site!
The temperature has reached 36 degrees outside. We have the fans running indoors and are considering switching on the air con unit. Unfortunately I have just discovered a bat sleeping on the window sill; this is the window that has been modified for the air con unit outlet hose and I can’t bring myself to disturb him. I might have to get myself a cold beer instead.
|bat on the window sill|