The Nest of Hornets

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Briar makes his traversal of the kitchen floor

I have escaped the wonders of E's house and fled to the relative tranquility of L's house a few miles down the road. Before leaving I was witness to the energy and enthusiasm that only a Dachshund can convey. Briar is his name and he takes no prisoners. Many great games I have joined in with and one such game involved a brief chase around the kitchen. The kitchen floor being hardwood and polished makes it somewhat tricky to maintain constant speed when cornering, especially if you only have small paws. From the other end of the house I could hear the steady resounding pound of Rollie's paws on the ground (Rollie is a german short haired pointer and about five times the height of Briar). In hot persuit and taking up the rear was Briar. Rollie rounded the corner of the hall and fled into the kitchen to greet me.

Rollie on the prowl for attention
Briar shot through the door, made a few extra leg scrabbles and regained traction. He also headed for me. Unfortunately he overshot. Looking desperately for purchase on the slippery floor he decided to go for a free return trajectory around me, still scrabbling he shot past me again. Now in a rough eliptical orbit about my position, the frustration on his face grew to dramatic proportions. He banked again and finally made a collision course with my feet. Stationary at last he then rolled on his back for a tummy rub. oh the dramas of a small dog.

 Now I have moved down to L's house, B (L's mum) has put me to work taking an infra-red sauna to bits for re-assembly back at Cabot shores. I have been maticulously taking the thing to pieces, until the discovery of a small seamingly dead insects nest. I carried the Roof section of the Sauna into the house and set it down. Then I noticed the nest. I gave it a tentitive poke, as one does. Five large angry looking hornets errupted into the air and chased me out of the lounge. A sign on the lounge door now reads DO NOT ENTER - HORNETS NEST IN SAUNA ROOF. I have retreated to the library in the next town to consider my tactics.

tomorrow: mountain climbing.

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Briar makes his traversal of the k…
Briar makes his traversal of the …
Rollie on the prowl for attention
Rollie on the prowl for attention
E makes raspberry pie
E makes raspberry pie
Steak ready for dinner.
Steak ready for dinner.
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photo by: Laurabob