‘Excuse me hen, your a pure weirdo’!
Earlier this week I was minding my own business in my garden digging over a patch with my usual anticipation of filling it! The sun was shining, at by the end of digging I was roasting, so I decided to sweep my pathways to cool off a bit, not wanting to stop working for fear of procrastination setting in!
So I get the broom out, begin sweeping. Then the dog spies my broom, and rushes over barking and grabbing wildly at the bristles! I attempt to shoo her away, but she manages to grab the broom, and so an all out tug ‘o’ war ensues, and I’m on the handle end giving it my all, and the dog is on the brush end clinging to as many bristles as she can while tugging in that piston like fashion that dogs do. The more I pull the more the dog thinks it’s a game and tugs harder, and the more I try to prize her big white teeth off it! Next thing I know I feel like I am being watched!
I look up to a house opposite and see the curtains twitch closed in the upper right hand window. I choose to ignore it and concentrate on saving my broom from the jaws of the dog, but I keep my eyes on that window every now and again and then it happened again, the curtains twitch and a little gap appears, this goes on for a while, when eventually I just stop fighting the dog for my broom, let it go and wave at the window and shout ‘hello there’! The curtains then flew open and a woman stands there, hands on hips looking down at me like I just flicked the V’s at her…Not sure what her problem was, but I wasn’t exactly pleased about being watched, so if anyone should have hand their hands on their hips throwing dirty looks at anyone, it should have been vice versa! Deciding to turn my back on her I go to find out where the dog has left my broom…I find her gumming it’s handle on the patio like a lion who just caught an antelope! It survived relativley unscathed, but I did need to unreel the hose because the dog loves the hose, so I distracted her with that and while she dashed about trying to catch the end of the hose as it swirled and skooshed about, I finally got my sweeping done :/