Monday, 22 November 2010

A prickly pickle for my pals

It's been a quiet week in our house with the Lady and the Boy Of The House busy showing off in Titanic - The Musical. So I thought I'd tell you about some fun and games two of my pals got up to last week.

Sophie - being good on her lead
The Lady Of The House's friend Jane (she played Ida Straus beautifully in Titanic) has two greyhounds who also came from Crossing Cottage - like me.

They are called Jack and Sophie. Sophie found her new forever home with Jack and Jane this summer at the same time as I came here. They are all very happy together but I have to say that Jack's a very good boy, and Sophie's full of mischief and fun. She loves to dig up Jane's plants, and steal food and some times she leads Jack astray too.

Well at the end of last week, Sophie spotted a hedgehog in the garden - I don't think she'd seen one before. She thought it would be a really good idea to grab it, and when she did Jack ran over to join in too.

Jane didn't want them to hurt the hedgehog so she went over to rescue it, but when she got hold of Sophie's grab collar, her feet went from under her and she clattered to the ground.

Sophie now thought that Jane lying on the ground was a much more fun game than playing with the prickly ball that the hedgehog had become - so she left the hedgehog alone and turned her attention to bouncing excitedly on Jane. Jack of course joined in too.

Anyway, while they were doing this the hedgehog managed to escape unscathed into the bushes and away.

Luckily, apart from Sophie having a bit of a sore face where one of the hedgehog quills had spiked her - everyone was unhurt and OK. Sophie got her face bathed and soothed and wasn't a bit put out by her experience.

But I think I'll stick to chasing squirrels.


Anonymous said...

Yikes, squirrel chasing does sound a lot safer! I'm glad everything turned out okay.

Tucker said...

Eek! Yes - I would stick to squirrels as well! They're not as spiky!

houndstooth said...

Hee hee hee! I'm with you, I'll stick to chasing squirrels, but that does sound like a grand adventure!


Benny and Lily said...

We agree squirrles plesae
Benny & Lily