We had an errand to run on this evening’s walk. Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot was running low on prison rations so we had to go to the pet shop to get him some more. I would normally object to running errands for Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot but as I have recently taken on the responsibility of Chief Prison Warden I must take my duties seriously and look after my prisoner. I decided to take on this role because I feel that my security responsibilities should also cover internal as well as external dangers and Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot is definitely an internal danger. It also makes me feel good.
Anyway, we headed off and almost immediately encountered the little barking, snarling dog. He decided to hide under a different car today and snarl at me. I suppose a change is as good as a rest. I ignored him and walked on and soon met another excited dog who poked his head out of his yard fence and barked and barked and barked. Calm down little dog, you will give yourself a headache!
Early evening is a busy time to walk the streets. Lots of people are coming home from work, whilst others come out of their homes to enjoy the cool evening air or go to the shops and bakeries. I am fine walking with lots of people around me but my size makes some of them very nervous and I lost count of the number of people that crossed the road when they saw me or quickly stepped into shop door ways. Don’t worry people. I don’t bite. You are more in danger of me slobbering over you!
We arrived at the pet shop and bought Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot’s prison rations and then spent some time in a small park before heading home. I like this park. It has fountains and trees and lots of small children running and playing. I would have joined in but De kept me on the lead so I rewarded her lack of trust by leaning my head on her knee and dribbling.
On the way home I saw a Caucasian Shepherd dog on the other side of the road, out for a walk like me. Unfortunately, he was being bothered by another dog. I know the feeling my friend. What is it about us that creates such unwanted attention?
We arrived home and I watched the tall person fill Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot’s seed container. Hmm, enjoy your prison rations Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot – we are having a barbeque tonight!