Friday, 16 June 2017

Re- Setting Time .


This morning I was alarmed to find the dog had gone missing from the back garden , further investigation found him on next doors lawn eating some crusts of bread thrown out for the birds ( being a Spaniel he is convinced that he is on the point of starvation ) , I retrieved him then started to puzzle how he had got over the fence ? , it was surely to high for him to jump ?! - in fact when my wife takes him to Dog Agility training they have to lower the hurdles for him .


As I sat puzzling about this I saw him sneak off to the top of the garden , so I quietly crept up on him to find him balancing on the Sun Dial ready to repeat his jump using it as a platform to escape to food . So I thought I will have to move it further away from the fence . Now the Sun Dial has been in place for about 25 years and in that time it has grown heavier or I have grown weaker !? , it's quite a substantial piece of Limestone which came from a house we once demolished when I worked for the Council , however with a little ingenuity and quite a bit of swearing I managed to up-root it and move it to another position away from the fence . Then I had to find my compass to set the dial so that it pointed North so it would give a true time reading - well sort of - it doesn't do British Summer Time .


Having got that done I rewarded myself with tea and biscuits and a little planning for my next game .



6 comments:

  1. That's one clever animal you have there and I think you are a bit of a spoil sport. Might have been easier just to throw some bread on your own lawn? I found our dog next door a few days ago and can't figure out how she got there, we don't have a sundial, curious...

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    1. The main draw is food with him , not bothered otherwise , think I've solved the problem removing his 'launch pad'

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  2. Are you saying that you don't rotate the physical sundial every year to be correct for Daylight Saving and Standard time? sighhhh.

    Meanwhile Canine appetite, ingenuity and perseverance can be a powerful combination.

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    1. It was VERY heavy ! , he thinks he's starving all the time

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  3. Interesting story Tony- trials and tribulations about a man and his pet dog...all worked out good.

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    1. He shows great ingenuity when it comes to food

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