Blue has seen much more activity in the garden the last few weeks, with a number of jobs being done by Sue and me.
Blue does like to get fully involved, like if you dig a whole for a fence post, he thinks it should be wider and deeper no matter what you think is deep enough.
So for some of the time he has been shut indoors, which he seems to accept quite amicably.
Feeling a little guilty, I decided to give him the opportunity to join us both outside, Sue painting the fence, me filling and barrowing aggregate into the back garden.
So with his halti collar attached, I looped around the tow bar of the car, Sue got his bed to help him settle.
This put Blue less than 10 feet away from passing pedestrians, of which a few went past, without a murmur, just a watchful eye, he was loving this new getting a clearer view of passers by, without looking through an iron gate.
Until a cold caller came a visiting, we warned him not to enter the drive, as we were not interested, in whatever he was selling, as he came into view, Blue seconded our opinion more verbally and definatly more persusavily than we had, the cold caller retraced his steps away, and ventured into our neighbours garden, still in sight of Blue who was now testing the towing ability of the car, sideways.
The suspension rocked a little, but that was all that moved, as soon as the caller was out of sight Blue settled back down.
He has his own code of conduct, you can look at him, but if you approach him or speak to him he will soon let you know when you have overstepped the code.
Back to the garden, we are going to have a "Summer house" not a shed, a "Summer house" and some of the work involved was putting down a base, and before the scalpings could be flattened, Blue was checking out the bedding properties.
Normal service is soon resumed, and a nice shaddy place with the radio playing and he is chilled
in this mood even the sweeping of a broom is no match for comfort
Tomorrow night will be Blues last swim for a fortnight, due to the pool being closed for holidays, so we will probably take a trip to the coast, but then he is a bit more resistant to get into the sea.