As many reader know last new year my peace was shattered with te arrival of another 4 legged in my house . since then i have adapted and ignored much of what has been thrown at me but in short I am an old dog and new tricks are not as easy to assimilate as they used to be and he certainly seems to have plenty of bounce and energy so i have long understood about going at my pace and not competing.
I have for years been tasked with patrolling the island- both supervised and occasionally, unsupervised and therefore te arrival of Blue has removed some of te pressure as not only can he patroll the island with me he can patrol it much quicker indeed a days walk from Lymphoy to the cairn has now been reduced to a five minute dash. Well I am aware of the speed difference but clearly not all on the island have received the memo! Indeed it was all a bit overlooked as often the two leggeds encourage me to give chase to our friendly deer and geese but when I chase- its just for fun- and I often give up before I reach full pace but when blue gets into full flow little stops him.
So it was this week when the two leggeds sent him after a deer, at first it looked like he was gaining on the lolloping beast and then it became clear he was and soon he has the animal on the floor- yelling and shouting ensued mostly between the two leggeds for encouraging him but the deer was soon released from the vice like grip. Then not 24 hours later he was sent after a bird- again two leggeds take time to train and learn- and again Blue caught the bird befoe it took off much to the consternation of the rest of the flock- so it was pheasant for dinner, blue in the dog house and me back to top dog-- what goes around comes around!