I've gone, shuffled off to share the Tart's blog - you'll find me there now, when she lets me near the computer...

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

No Excuses

Wow, nearly March and hardly posted anything this month. Must be winter blues, well, that and the fact that YET AGAIN, I was abandoned at the kennels (seven nights in one year now, not that I'm keeping tabs or anything). H and L headed off into the Perthshire countryside for socialising purposes. To be fair the wee van was loaded up on Saturday morning with artworks and other people's belongings as well as their own essential travelling kit of a few ordinary clothes and vast quantities of boots and jackets so as to be ready for any variety of Scottish weather.

They delivered artwork on the way north and a painted parrot on the way south and returned a borrowed book while at the hotel but managed to come home with five litres of stuff for vehicle gearboxes, a bottle of malt whisky, a secondhand bread machine and twelve old German clothes pegs and some gingham ribbon. I wonder if they are safe out on their own...

The main purpose of the trip was to attend the AGM of the Scottish Off Road Club, of which the lad is a committee member. This involved a mini meeting, a proper AGM type meeting and then several hours thereafter, in the company of many other like minded souls and NOT A FEW DOGS in the bar.. so why was I not there? Hmmmm?

In attendance were a Labrador called Mel who is the same age as me, a West Highland Terrier called Roddy, another chap of mixed blood called Archie and my arch nemesis Lucy. I WAS MISSED. People demanded to know where I was. I could have had long and meaningful conversations with the hotel owner's two Bernese Mountain Dogs as well as the rest of the gang and perhaps scored for some extras from the hotel kitchen. But oh no, my beloved owners had to go without me.

They will pay.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch it is all work and precious little play. Hugh is trying to summon up the muse as two more openings for his work have presented themselves in the last week or so, and Lindsay is fussing over her new website plus making stuff for another outlet while studiously avoiding some financial paperwork. She has one month left of salaried employment before the family plunges into poverty so there's a lot of concern in the air.

No new pics because they forgot to take the camera with them at the weekend. Must try harder.

4 comments:

tlc illustration said...

Ash- Jack has also been feeling left out of other-doggie-society, so he took *himself* for a walk today (he sneakily crawled under the lattice-work and trotted down to the park, in search of friends. There was still lots of snow on the ground, so it was obvious what he had done - so maybe not so sneaky...) I had to call for nearly 10 minutes before he brought himself back... No more outings for him for the rest of the day...

Wimsey said...

Wow! Look at all that grass and those trees! Oh, would I love to smell that. It looks so beautiful. And we could have such fun romping, sigh, I love Central Park, but it's not proper "country".

Wimsey the Bloodhound
wimseyblog.blogspot.com

Suzi-k said...

Sounds like Lindsey has the same "paperwork allergy" that i suffer from....wouldn't it be cool if we could just get on with being creative without stressing about all the bean counting and tax men and boring stuff like that?!!!

Ash said...

Hounds rule! This is exciting - a new friend, Wimsey - truly a dog with attitude. I read with glee your blog and was very interested to note the goings on in Central Park. Don't envy you the show stuff, though - far too grwon up for me!
Thank you Suzi, for the kind words. There was a visit to the accountant this morning and Lindsay has been moping about ever since, and eating chocolate...