Its OK all this upgrading Dove bit (see our peak district cottages at www.bolehillfarm.co.uk) but it does disturb my morning, my mid morning and my afternoon siesta. It’s not that they are noisy or anything, its just master keeps rushing in past my bed to ‘get things’ and ‘discuss things’. Why can’t he be a little bit less noisy. Can’t he see a dogs is trying to nap. Idiot brother is, of course, in his element. Rushing here, rushing there, going off with master to get bits and then rushing again. He loves it. It exhausts me just watching them. It’s not as though he is of any use. He just seems to be constantly in the way. I bet if I did that I would get yelled at and probably end up with plaster or paint all over me. Far better to just stick to my bed.
One thing with having builders around, there is always a chance of a free lunch but this lot are not very generous with their lunch and it is hardly worth the effort. All in all January is a bit of a lean month for food. After all the treats I got over Christmas the last few weeks have come as a bit of a shock. Very few dog friends in our cottage so not much chance of a free meal.
I had a major scare the other day. Mistress disappeared out after their tea without feeding me. Master didn’t seem to have remembered. So it was up to me to get him to remember (idiot brother doesn’t worry about such things). I kept nudging him and generally trying to point him towards the food but to no avail. All I got was “Smudge – What do you want”. “I want my dinner obviously” but as he is a human he can’t understand me. And I thought humans were supposed to be smart. What does it take to realise you haven’t fed your best friend – ME . Anyhow in the end the penny dropped and he realised he had forgotten to feed me (us). The next worry was that he might have forgotten how much we get (that could be good or bad). OK I accept that we never get any ‘extras’ when master feeds us but as a minimum I expect the same amount as I get from mistress. Who knows what we got. It looked a measly small amount to me but idiot brother seemed happy enough (well he would wouldn’t he).