Friends, collies and dogs that sleep in vans
During last year I thought our project was very slow to get off the ground – all talk, no walkies – but now, all of a sudden, things seem to be happening fast and I can’t keep up. First there is the fundraising target I told you about last time, which is worrying me somewhat. Then I was whisked off to meet this man who kept pointing one of those zoom things at me. B was cuddling me, which was nice for a while but then got awfully tedious. The man said the pictures of me were lovely but B needed to loosen up. Then, bloody hell, there was our photo emblazoned all over the Dumfries and Galloway Standard. I think I’m going to be famous. I hope I’ll still be able to walk down the street without being mobbed by my fans (hee, hee).
Now, WOW, WOW, WOW (woof, oh woof x3), I am so excited. B has bought me a van to sleep in when we are away on our adventure. Bumble gave me a special cushion and I’ve acquired a lovely purple blanket – though I think I might have walked in that white paint David was using because the blanket has my paw prints all over it. Anyway, B is going to sleep right next to me on a mattress and we are going to be blissfully snug. None of that hanging around around for ages while ropes and poles are confusingly assembled. I ‘ll just get back from my walk, hop in the van and that will be me for the night. Well, I suppose I might just manage to nip out again for a bit of dinner and my ablutions.
I’ve had a quick look around the van and there is a nice big box of my Wainwright in there, as well as some nice juicy treats, which is very comforting. However… big,big, however; not withstanding the nasty incident of the dog at the vet last year, there is no sign of my balls. I’ll go into meltdown if I don’t have my balls to chase after, it’s what I live for, both on land and at sea. I can’t leave it to B, she’s getting old and I can’t expect her to remember everything. So, if any one could spare me a tennis ball, I would be so happy.
Oh dear, all this fretting has hurt my head space, so I’m going to have a little rest.
Love Ben xx