Rain Rain Go Away … No Need to Come Back Another Day!

Although I will grudgingly admit I could not have tried some photographic techniques out without what the rain left behind  I could very well do without having to swim out to the mud bath of  a dog yard first thing.  Okay I am exaggerating but the puddle was right across the paving today so we all had to paddle.  My Garden clogs feel damp when I slip my feet into them so I suspect I have  a leak but at least it beats wearing my slippers outdoors.

I should perhaps clarify I am not actually a slippers sort of a girl but with two dogs jumping up and down on my feet and the cold and wet weather I have got used to wearing the things all day.  But that is going to change tomorrow.

Tomorrow come hell or high water me and Dog and Pup are starting walks every morning before they breakfast.  It has been a long month for Dog and he has been very patient but now Pup can go out and about it is time to instil the routine into his bladder and bowels … I might be a very frustrated person by elevenses tomorrow – but it is happening however long it takes me to get Pup walking instead of Wallaby leaping and doing his pees and poos along the way … wish me luck?

He will then get  a shock of an adjustment at lunch time which I cannot avoid – I have to meet my Advisor at 12 noon so Pup will be in his crate at 11:30 with his snack – that is early for him – and if he has to poo before I get back it will have to be in his crate which is a backward step but c’est la vie … you see the Job Centre don’t make appointments by asking about mutually convenient times – they just give you a note telling you to be there or else.  Oh alright the “or else” is written in invisible ink – but it is there!

Just to give you an update on Pup’s siblings: You know Ollie is fine because he hosted us for a puppy party on Sunday; that leaves two.  Jasper has recently been delivered to his new home with a gamekeeper in Perthshire; apparently he has settled in well and has eaten a pair of slippers – he hasn’t been there a week yet!  Truffle, the wee lassie, has stayed with my parents until the Spring; now she is an only puppy she is being socialised in the lounge and is both amusing and stressing my parents out with her antics.  I am not sure they believed me about Pup and his climbing antics and his flying leaps … they do now!  Puppies are not supposed to climb and jump excessively – but in the case of these four they would have to be tied to the floor to stop them … and if you could see Pup’s huge strong shoulders you would be amazed.

So the end of an era – my parents last litter of pups – which has stretched through most of my life and I have fond memories of one or two youngsters from each litter and of course I have two form different litters since Dog was one of theirs too.

So what have I been doing today – well apart form of course the job applications and minding Pup?  Would it surprise you to hear it involved a camera?  The first two are the ones I could not have done but for the rain – thank you rain!

And some more of those pigeons from next door … really was surprised to pop out with Pup and find the blue sky after the start this morning!  Was even more surprised when I arrived at the utility room to let Pup out to find him holding one of my clogs out for me – he hasn’t done that before!”

And last but not least … a beautiful contrail, very long (this is only half of it) and with beautiful lacy edge which reminded me of  a picot hem in a knitted garment and taking people on a journey into the sunset … happy travelling all of you and safe journey.

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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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