In Which we cast Dog as the Hobbit and Pup as a Goblin

It is raining … it has been lashing down all day.  The dogs have ventured out briefly several times but they really don’t want to have to! and I cannot really blame them.  The novelty of me putting the umbrella up has worn off and even the mop seems of less interest.

So what do you do when the kids are stuck in doors and are BORED? well you make up your own entertainment and we have done the same!

Dog and Pup had a lengthy tussle over the Air Dog toy which involved lots of vocals and I stood and photographed them.  SO now I present to you … The Hobbit (we don’t do it in three parts we just get to the crux of it in one hit) starring Dog (the Hobbit); Pup (the Goblin) and Air Dog Toy (the Ring … my precious!)

On an ordinary day in sleepy little Hobbiton Dog was wondering what to do …

It’s mine … the Precious …

… or mine?

The Goblin howled with rage …

A friendly hug?

 

No really … that is fine you keep it …

What? he is more like Gollum than me … bwahabwaha

I also recorded some of the growling and barking dialogue and played it back to them which was very funny.  A couple of times today Dog has told Pup “enough” and Pup has listened.  I see a subtle change in their relationship … which is good.

Watching these two cheered me up as did finally receiving the debit card I was waiting for but what sheered me up most was a call from the bank in response to my second complaint.  We have finally made some progress to resolving the problem and tomorrow I should get access to my benefit . There are still things to resolve beyond that to prevent a recurrence and make it good but the call has gone a long way to assuring me that the still put the customer’s first.  The really nice touch is the staff member’s name was Faith … everyone needs Faith in their life?

So tomorrow I am going to Dundee on the bus (at the bank’s expense) to sort out the next bit and then I can also order the dog food I have been waiting to do and buy the Christmas food my gift card was supposed to get yesterday … oh and my Christmas present to myself? a new mop bucket – I am fed up of wringing the mop out by hand!

 

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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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