“Halt! you doggies! Where have you been all this while?” asked the bobby.
“We’ve been far, far away, sir!” we answered, wondering what we might have done wrong. “To lands beyond recognition. Where roads and fields, buildings and trees were dusted white with powdery snow. Yet the skies were dark almost all the time. We walked in the dark first thing. We walked in blue light during the day. We walked in darkness before we settled in for the night on a very narrow bed. The air though fresh, the snow covered grounds made it very cold for our paws. We walked on leashes 90% of the time, for me. George – 100%.”
“And where might that strange land be?” asked the Bagpiper.
“A place they called ‘No Where’” piped George.
“NO! Georgie, it’s NORway! Crikey! ” Even the Queen’s Guardsman had to chuckle.
But we’re home now – back to running freely off leashes on lots of greens –
There were a lot of pee-mail to catch up on in our neighbourhood In return, George was eager telling everyone about our travels.And it must be January …All those Christmas trees discarded after having done their part to make us all so happy just last month. Now they are going to the pulp!
In the new year, we have decided on one thing … to be grateful for all that we have. England is no way perfect but we have lots of green spaces to run freely, though the weather can be as cold as the Arctic! And for all our friends – we can’t wait to see them again.
May’s comment: I feel colder in London than when I was in the Arctic Circle! It’s the damp that seeps through everything, right to the bones. The dry cold is a lot easier to bear.
Funny to think that the cold and the dark rages on in the Arctic. For us, it is a distant memory as we so quickly slipped right back into daily ongoing in London. But I remembered someone saying on the longest night in December – from now on, the days are getting longer. How true – that in the darkest of days, there’s something to look forward to.
As for Darcy and George’s diet – we’re back on Honey’s and immediately – and importantly, their poos are back to normal! Hooray! for that and Hip! Hip! Hooray! to no more smelly farts! LOL! Everything is “back to normal” as Little Tyke used to say.