Well it’s time for another Journey Flashback and I thought it would be fun to go back to when Alfie was a puppy again. I’m really glad I did as fourteen years ago he was heading to my land of birth for the very first time. It’s so funny because he went to stay really near where our house is now. He thought he was going to get to move there then, but it didn’t happen. Then all those years later it did but with Dad doing a completely different job. Anyway here it is from Alfie in 2006.
Off on a – journey flashback
Well I am off on a journey in the car today. My mistress has packed lots of things for me and says I am going to Switzerland so maybe it’s true. I asked if I could have some extra spending money if I was going on holiday as all my pocket money had gone ages ago and my mistress said she would see. She did confuse me though by telling me it would have to be in something called Swiss Francs instead of Euros as they use different money there. Why?
The bad news was that I did have to go for an early walk. I grumbled all the way but the good bit was that we met a few other dogs on route. They were all grumbling that their owners took them out so early and seemed quite jealous when I said that we usually preferred to go out just after lunch. Most owners just have no idea what a dog wants! There are times that we are about as keen on exercise as they are, but does that stop them? No, it does not. They march us off because it’s ‘good for us’. Pah, a nice warm fireside and something to chew, that’s what we really want.
I did manage to get my mistress to buy some sweets for the journey but she wouldn’t let me have them early. Much as I tried arguing that I would get sticky paws on my master’s car but she was one step ahead of me and said I shouldn’t have used the excuse they were for the journey if that wasn’t what I meant. I do hope she doesn’t decide to sing all the way there, it can really be very distracting when she does that. Otherwise I end up trying to cover my ears with my paws. I don’t think my master can like my mistress’s singing either as he isn’t coming with us in the car. He says he is flying down later and we will see him there. I didn’t think she was quite that bad!
Dear, dear Alfie, we do miss him. I wish I could have known him when he was a puppy. Ah well, that’s all for today. Have fun if you can