Thursday 12 January 2012 – I admit it. I ate the bird food.

If you put me on a diet then of course I’m going to eat anything I find lying around. No, I don’t care that it was stale crusts waiting to go out for the birds. No, I have no scruples as to whether the birds will go hungry. From observation there are berries and things they can have that I can’t reach. The bread on the other paw is accessible and therefore mine.I don’t know what Shadow’s excuse was. She stole the carrots off the work surface that were waiting for tea and she’s not even on a diet. I do admire her agility, but she was in serious trouble. Ari was in trouble as well as he has taken up gardening. He has begun pruning the fruit trees. It has been carefully explained to him that that is a specialist job for which he has not yet received training. He has only started on the pear tree so we are hoping that there is little real harm done. He says he’s contemplating a career in horticulture unless they let him be a stud dog. I can’t see him being allowed to be a stud dog. Life would be way too complicated if he were. Mind you I can’t see him being allowed to practice on the garden. He might be given a small patch of his own to tend at the back, but the front garden is my Mistress’s pride and joy and she won’t want Ari making random alterations to that. I know she has some bulbs that need planting so he could be given the task of digging some legitimate holes. In my experience they aren’t nearly so much fun to dig.

Did I tell you we moved the thing that measures the wind speed to a better position in the garden? It’s now on top of the summer house. Today is the first day it has been windy since it was moved. Last time I looked we were getting gusts of 20mph. I shall keep checking throughout the day. It’s amazing what you can find to occupy a dull day.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

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One Response to Thursday 12 January 2012 – I admit it. I ate the bird food.

  1. Addie says:

    Hi Alfie, please let Ari know that I also got dirty looks for my efforts of gardening. I can’t help it, I didn’t realise that if the “twigs” are attached to the ground that I’m not supposed to chew on them and pruned to the ground a couple of bushes.

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