Last Friday I went to the animal re-homing centre and this time I got to spend some one on one time with two different dogs. Two very different dogs - one chased the ball endlessly and never got tired of it, the other dutifully ran and brought it back to me twice before losing interest. I hunkered down to give him a pat and he jumped up on my knees and settled himself there instead. Turns out all he really wanted was a cuddle so I happily obliged, at least until my knees locked after about 10 minutes and I had to stand back up again!
I'd just brought him back to his kennel, when one of the girls called us to come quick. One of the cats was giving birth! Other than on wildlife programmes I've never seen this wonderful act of nature in real life before so I stood fascinated as she brought three tiny little kittens into the world, licking each one clean before going back to the business of labour for the next one. I ended up staying an extra half hour just watching, fascinated and a little bit emotional!
The Downright Irritating
In not so good news, we woke up on Friday morning to discover that the boiler wasn't working. Turned out it wasn't actually the boiler but the timer switch which apparently might have shorted after the power cuts earlier in the week. A replacement timer switch was ordered and we were told they would try and get it for Saturday, if not it would be Monday. It wasn't Saturday. It's now Monday and we've just been told the part hasn't arrived and they don't know when it will but they'll keep us posted!! Oh okay, no heat or hot water for another however many days. I know I wanted rural but I still wanted mod cons like hot running water and central heating!
Anyway, these are faces 15, 16, 17 & 18 of 29 Faces. I'm off to strap another hot water bottle to myself.