It's very hot again here today, I've just got the hosepipe out to water the veg. I was going to carry on using the watering can and keep walking up and down, but it was taking ages, and they weren't getting enough water.
My neighbour is being a pain in the bum at the moment, he is 23 going on 6, definately lacking in the marbles department. Nobody needs to have a bonfire these days, there are plenty of options to dispose of rubbish at one of the local council dumps, and we have a very good wheelie bin collection service, but no, he has to burn it in his garden. He gets his mates to come round and they sit round it drinking beer, how pathetic. He got rid of the old wood after he had some building work done, then he got some of his mates to hack a hedge down and threw that on the fire. Last night I looked out of the window to see his front garden covered in Leylandi branches and he was using them to stoke the fire up. When I asked where they had come from he said his dads house. If he keeps this up I will have to ring the council.
There are posters all over our village at the moment asking people to look out for a lost cat, one has escaped from the kennels/cattery down the hill. The family has been back several times to look for it and I feel ever so sorry for them. The little girl brings cat food with her and scatters it on the ground. If a cattery lost my cat I would be sueing them.
They put a leaflet through my door because someone told them I am involved in cat rescue, I chatted to them saying I would look for the cat. Anyway, this morning I was in the woods with Lady dog and spotted a cat in the bushes peeping at me. It looked very much like the missing cat, but then it ran off. I rang the phone number on the poster as I had it in my bag, and the man said they would be there in an hour, they live eight miles away.
I carried on looking for it till they arrived, then they went through the woods calling it's name. The trouble was every man and his dog was around by then, it is a popular dog walking area. There were big dogs running loose, no cat is going to stick around. I am going to look again, later on, and earlier in the morning when no one is around. The people are going to get a cat trap, and I think we might be able to borrow one as well. It's terrible not knowing what has happened to your pet.
I had a nice afternoon. My friend Julie and her dog Jessica blind dog, picked me and Lady up, in her car and we went to Normanby Park. There is a deer park there with a lake in the middle. The dogs loved to jump in the water to cool off. We sat outside the cafeteria and had an ice cream, and the peacocks were making a heck of a racket with their screeching. The little steam train was running for the children to have a ride on. It was a lovely afternoon.
Now I am going round to another friends house to water the plants in her greenhouse, they have gone away for a week. That's what it's like here, people are so friendly and help each other out. Anything you want doing just ask. It's a lovely place to live, apart from my daft neighbour, maybe he will grow out of it, ha ha.
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