Supervising my humans – Sunday 18th February 2024

Supervising my humans

I spent yesterday supervising my humans and I have to admit to failing on the job. To be honest, one dog is just now enough to keep these people in order. I got them out of the house on time in the morning and thought I was doing a pretty good job. We arrived at the Framework Knitting Museum on time and I sat in the car while they went to take the tree graft. That was my first mistake. If I’m in the car it’s far harder to keep an eye on them.

They didn’t take long and then we all headed to collect my aunt from a short hospital stay. It was when we got there things began to go wrong. Dad realised he’d left his jacket behind at the museum.

Going back for the jacket

You would think that going back to collect a jacket was easy. It wasn’t. We were only fifteen minutes away so decided that Mum would go up to see my aunt and I’d go back to the museum with Dad. It was only when Mum had gone that we realised she had the car keys. Dad couldn’t ring her as his phone was in his jacket… at the museum. He couldn’t go after her because he didn’t have the car key to lock the car… and I was in the car.

Fortunately Mum had left her phone with Dad to act as a sat-nav, so he messaged my aunt.

Still trying to get the jacket

Mum came back to the car after about twenty minutes and as my aunt wasn’t ready to be collected, Dad suggested Mum drive him back to the museum so he didn’t have to park. That would have worked if it hadn’t closed for lunch by the time we got there. We did the obvious thing and went to Tesco’s so Mum and Dad could buy something for their lunch and give me mine. It was a good job they had thought to take mine with us.

We then went back to the museum and got Dad’s jacket and back to the hospital to collect my aunt. As they still hadn’t done the papers my aunt needed to leave the hospital we still had to wait even though we’d been ages.

By the time we got home it was too late to go out and do our own gardening and all we all wanted to do was to curl up together on the settee and reflect on the day.



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  1. Sounds like you all had a busy time, Wilma. Hope it’s a bit quieter for you all today???

  2. You handled the day very well, dear Wilma, in a cool, calm and collected manner, despite the glitches.

    This reminds me of a similar situation when, many years ago on a day off, I had taken my car into a specialist garage for repair, in the next town. A friend had kindly given me a lift back home and left straight away. As I was walking towards my front door, it suddenly dawned on me I was missing something very important. Well, it just so happened that I had forgotten to detach my home key from the car key I had handed over to the garage… Besides I had left my phone at home. And this is how my day off quite didn’t turn out into the day off I had planned!

    • Oh I am sorry to hear that. It sounds like you and Mum have a lot in common. I need to come to look after you too

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