Ever since the East Anglian drought situation has been in the news, it has barely stopped raining in this little corner of Norfolk! Poor Higgins couldn’t leave the house on Monday because the floods in both directions were deeper than his little legs could cope with, even if he was prepared to venture out in the rain.
We got out yesterday, but the all pervading gloom really put a damper on things…roll on Spring!
We also fell foul of the dreaded hedge cutter. I know it make things quicker and more efficient to have large machines to cope with things that might have been a full time job for one man, but I hate the way the hedge cutter just rips and slashes the twigs and branches from the hedges and small trees, leaving jagged stumps and debris scattered all over the lanes. Higgins stopped dead in his tracks and held up a paw half way through the walk and had to be upended so I could remove a thorn from his pad. (He was very brave…)
You can see that having this to contend with on a regular basis would make a bootscraper by the back door a useful thing to have. I was very excited when a friend sent me this link a few weeks before Christmas with the perfect Christmas pressie for Tim, who is always a nightmare to buy for.
I duly sent off the order feeling quite smug that for once I was ahead of my usual Christmas panic. Unfortunately, I didn’t make any allowances for the Higgins factor, and when it arrived, conveniently while Tim was offshore so I didn’t have to worry about secrecy, I unwrapped it and put it on the floor to admire it….
Competition? Or maybe a little friend to play with?
It’s probably just as well I don’t have a little film, complete with wuffing and gruffing and growling and yodelling which goes with these photos…
We’ve tried to sneak it out by the back door while Higgins isn’t looking, but as soon as he spots it he starts all over again, so for now it’s on a high shelf in Tim’s workshop…
As I said, Oh dear….
I’ve got lots more to ‘show and tell’ but reliving this means I need a cup of tea, if not a lie down! Do please have a game with Higgins in the side bar, he loves chasing the ball. And it is possible to make him roll over, has anyone managed to do that yet?
I’ll be back with Planet Penny Cotton Club news, see you soon x