Sunday 4th March 2012 – The potential to go very wrong

This is either going to be brilliant or it is going to go very very wrong. The trolley is awesome. I think you should need a special drivers licence to manoeuvre it and jumping in an out will be a lot safer once we have devised a suitable braking system. I’ve never been a fan of climbing on or off moving objects and if you go back to when I was a puppy and encountered my first escalator you’ll realise this goes back a very long way. It turns out that putting some food in the crate is enough to bribe any of us to get in. Ari was rather more wary, but he soon got the hang of it. I don’t think it was mere coincidence that he needed to go outside to pee shortly after his first ride round the kitchen. We were going to take it outside to try, but it was raining and I didn’t want to get the camera, or for that matter my fur, wet. It is just about possible to negotiate the doorways in the house but there are one or two tight corners that proved a little more difficult.

We faced the most awful torment yesterday. In our office we have a window which goes down to floor level so that the dog employees of the household can look out of the window when they are supposed to be working just as well as the humans can. In our garden we have a summerhouse with a veranda that catches the afternoon sun. On the veranda was a CAT! So there I am, indoors, supposed to be working and on MY veranda there is a cat enjoying the sunshine. As you can imagine I kicked up an awful fuss, which got Ari in a flat spin and left our Mistress standing laughing at us. Has she no feeling? I felt powerless. Of course I asked for the back door to be opened so I could do the honourable thing, but my request was refused and I had to suffer the indignity of the cat giving a little wave up to our window before sauntering off into the corner of the garden and then jumping over the fence. Just you wait Ms Cat. I’m going to be waiting for you when you least expect it. You can’t make a fool of Alfie Dog, I can do that for myself!

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

Alfie’s Diary – the Book is available at Amazon UK –

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2 Responses to Sunday 4th March 2012 – The potential to go very wrong

  1. Addie says:

    At least you only have one visiting. I think I’m surrounded by CATS!
    They sun themselves on the walls, on the roof of the kennel, the neighbour’s shed, just everywhere, they are interloppers. All of them.

  2. Jude Glynn says:

    Only reminds me a little bit of the child catcher van on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 🙂

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