Just a few signs that the winter greyness will soon be gone. No indication of the mayhem occurring so close by.

This photo might give the impression of early morning calmness. A chance to breathe. To carefully crouch down and take a few moments to stop. Soak up the quietness and stillness of a village still to wake up. Truly experience the beauty in nature. Meditation and reflection.

In reality I was trying to snap the yellow buds using a mobile held in my outstretched left hand while the right hand grimly held onto the dog lead. The said lead being stretched to breaking point by a mad dog excitedly trying to pull in the opposite direction. The next tree was calling him. Try taking a photo while one of your shoulder socket is being ripped out. The village peace ruptured by a dog barking at 150db and me rather sheepishly trying to tell the Captain to shut up. Not so much meditation as acute pain and social embarrassment.

You see those perfect dogs walking quietly and obediently next to their serene looking owners. Are they really the same species as Captain Chaos. A dog expelled from dog training classes for being too disruptive.

Never a quiet moment with him. Which is exactly the point. No finer remedy for a house which had become empty, cold and lifeless. A place which was becoming more about loss than life. Hard work YES, but still one of the best calls made during our grief journey.

57 thoughts on “Early morning mayhem

  1. I couldn’t help but laugh, especially at this: “You see those perfect dogs walking quietly and obediently next to their serene looking owners. Are they really the same species as Captain Chaos. A dog expelled from dog training classes for being too disruptive.” oh my goodness – kicked out for being the class clown, no doubt. That’s too funny. He looks absolutely adorable though and he keeps the challenges coming, which can be a very, very good thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Wait…you mean there actually are “dogs walking quietly and obediently” in reality? Don’t think so…at least not with a pair of eager beavers just waiting to rearrange the anatomy in my shoulder sockets. Your post made me smile as I gear up to take the heathens for their morning constitution. Wish us luck! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. I will be getting a dog. I donโ€™t know when because it is work dependent but as soon as I have the time to devote to it and it is fair to do so I am getting one. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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