Tuesday, 17 July 2012

It's a dog's life


I have become a human tornado, racing around the farmhouse at incredible speed. My new super-efficient self has a body that is adapting to the speed of light, my brain however seems a little slow to catch up. A point that keeps getting illustrated to me on a very regular basis, like yesterday when I was hovering over the very whingey cat’s bowl about to empty the contents of my muesli box into it, no wonder the cat was whining. I did stop short of feeding myself a very large bowl of cat food for breakfast.
Even the farm animals are noticing this transformation into super woman and are doing their best to join in. Mist, the sheepdog, was very inventive in acquiring a super new luxury pad for herself. I looked out of the French windows to see her huddled in my white plastic washing basket under the washing line. She did look remarkably cute, and I obligingly took photos of her new sleeping quarters, as I got closer I realised she had also pulled several items of washing off the line and nuzzled them into the basket to make an exceptionally cosy bed, and all with her exceptionally muddy paws. Having met the bed and breakfast guests, and having vacated her kennel to Charlie hen, I think she is demanding an upgrade on her own accommodation to five star residency.
Luckily I did not have much time to fret about dirty laundry scattered around the garden with the dog lying in the middle of it, the pottery and another successful kiln load of goodies was beckoning me, adding to the madness and mayhem of life on this particular farm.
Until next time….. 

14 comments:

bayou said...

Did you ever imagine to become a woman tornado? Or did you ever imagine to become a dog in your house? What went wrong?
Wonderful story, as always, Posie. Good to see that your washing dries over at your place - no chance for that here. Love the bits which came out of the kiln.

Rob-bear said...

Delightful tale, Posie. You live such an exciting life as a female tornado. Even if things have gone to the high-living dog.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Pondside said...

Whew! Was that you I saw speeding through the night sky?
I had to laugh at the dog in the laundry basket - especially after your picture-taking! As long as you keep your sense of humour you'll be okay!

Frances said...

Oh Posie, I hope that your weather front will have a calming change soon. Tornado 24/7 is not too good.

I've heard how smart sheepdogs are and that they need to be kept busy. Your pup definitely found a "charming" project.

Could the dog be taught how to actually hang the laundry on the line?

I admit I did smile as I read this post, but also do hope that some more restful hours arrive for you soon. xo

Fennie said...

Please tell me how to achieve the tornado effect. If it requires a dog and a laundry basket, I'll make that sacrifice. I'd love to be a tornado.
Does that come also with the ability to make and decorate such beautiful pots?

Molly said...

Mist, the little tyke. One of my cats does exactly the same thing - jumps in the washing basket when its full of damp clothes waiting to be hung out. She doesn't respond to scolding and thinks it's a fantastic game. Talking about 'fantastic', Posie, I think your pottery is fabulous.

Posie said...

Lovely to hear from you bayou weather here is being very temperamental but its very good for business and the new experience of being a human tornado :-D

Posie said...

Ah thank you for calling by bear and blessings and bear hugs to you too

Posie said...

Luckily I have a vetinary good sense of humour and you are right it does get me through dog even had the cheek to smile as she was being photographed

Posie said...

Ah thank you Frances it does all feel a bit crazy just now but the winter months will be quieter

Posie said...

Fennie lovely to hear from you. I am discovering deeply hidden new talents the tornado effect being one so glad U like the pottery I am having a ball

jane said...

Posie I have just been playing catch up and reading all your blogs up to date - What absolutely fantastic pottery - the colours and designs are superb - dog in a laundry basket! a typical collie stunt - do you have a holiday website yet? Jane x

Maggie Christie said...

I could use some of your energy! I love the pictures of the dog in the laundry basket - perhaps she thought she'd help but then got tired in the middle of the task? I adore peering into your kiln too at all the goodies inside.

Lottie said...

Boy... when do you sleep? Gorgeous pic of the woof in the laundry basket!