On Tuesday morning Amy was woken in the early hours by various
alarms going off, triggered by a power cut.
Still no electricity by getting up time but once reported the engineers
came out really quickly and they were reconnected just after nine. She said: "Apparently a tawny
owl was dead underneath the big box thing and it had fused. Poor Tawny. The man says it would have died instantly and it happens
sometimes. Thank goodness for the rayburn and the ability to make tea!" A
morning without tea just doesn't bear thinking about.
Down the hill in Goathland our little bit of 'excitement'
was created by office pup Stella who came back from her lunchtime walk on Wednesday
with a slight limp which on investigation turned out to be a blackthorn stuck
in her 'wrist' it came out easily enough but she had been plowtering in the
gunk at the bottom of the rapidly drying ditches. Although she seemed OK initially
by coffee time she was refusing to put paw to floor resulting in, what's
turning out to be, her monthly emergency vets visit! She was very good and now
has a small hole and 7 days of antibiotics - fortunately being a greedy lab
they disappear with her food!