Picture Meggie & Gom, sound asleep.
On second thoughts, don't picture that... it might involve snoring, and possible nakedness.
Bloodcurdling growls come out of our little Honey, followed by frenzied barking, as she leaps from the bed, & bounds down the passage.
Leo is a little off guard, and begins to bark furiously too.
Gom leaps from the bed, & rushes out to see what the commotion is all about. ( Yes, now that you ask, he was naked, as it happens, but he said not to tell anyone!)
We suspect some unwary Moggy may have strayed into the back yard, so lights on, & a good look about.
Nothing to see, then Gom realises the dogs are bounding down the stairs growling and barking.
He unlocks the front door, still naked, and ventures outside, to discover there has been someone in our car. They have pawed through the
trash tissues and dockets leaving them strewn on the seats. No joy there, not even any stray coins!
We don't have any fancy Mod Cons. Not even a CD player. No GPS system for us.
Then Gom notices the garage door is open & realises the would-be thief or thieves have been inside the garage. Not that there is anything to take, most of the contents are junk, and we could not imagine opportunist thieves racing down the road bearing a lawn mower or a weedeater, or leafblower.
On ringing Mrs NN this morning, we learn that their car was not touched, but our Young Next Door neighbour had his GPS stolen. His tenant, had his car searched too. (?? what tenant? we never knew there was a tenant. Perhaps we have been blaming the wrong person for the dooff dooff music at the weekends!)
On consulting other neighbours, who park along our frontage, we find their cars were untouched.
I blame myself for leaving the car unlocked. I also left the garage door unlocked. Doors to upstairs were locked. We have been very lucky. The area we live in, has not had any burglaries, or thefts. We become complacent I guess. I have locked away the car inside the locked garage tonight.
Thank goodness for the noisy dogs. When I thought about it, I rather wished we kept a very large Alsation in our Garage. On the other hand, I am a softy, & would not like to have a dog I could not have in the house.
Gom is getting better slowly, but has a way to go. He has another blood test tomorrow, but unless something shows in those results, he does not have to see the Dr again for 3 weeks.
The cough has not gone, but is very much less intrusive, so we seem to get some sleep.
Apart from thievery of course.
A lovely friend made us a Calendar, using photos from my blog and some of my photo collection for the top of each month. When I saw the sky pictures it reminded me of how few I have taken lately.
We have had so many grey days, with little blue, but plenty of high cloud, and no colour in the sunsets.
This was possibly the last nice one we had- well, visually, at least.
Don McLean, Castles in the Air.