Sunday, July 24, 2005
The Wet Dog Smell...
A picture of a dry Bella
It's been a little damp in the Big Smoke today but as I am dog sitting I had to go out in it. At about 9.15am this morning it was a light drizzle, so myself and Bella strode purposefully to St James Park. I had this great idea of heading through there, then Green Park and then Hyde Park. Sort of check out the dog walking fraternity ;-) out that way.
At about 9.30am this morning as I'm buying a latte at one of the little coffee booths in St James Park the drizzle became driving rain. But a dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta do and that is play with large sticks. I'm juggling a latte, an umbrella and a wet slobbery stick whilst the black and white sodden mutt bounces around me making lunges for her toy, tourist are laughing, policemen are laughing, I give in and start laughing.
We squelched our way into Green Park but I decided Hyde Park was a wet green place too far, so lots more stick throwing and bouncing later we head home.
My flat now has a drying umbrella, drying trainers and a sleeping dog giving off that drying dog smell.
I'd better get a good present from Switzerland in return for dog sitting.