I don’t understand Chinese so we couldn’t have a chat

The tall person made a joke this morning but I’m not sure I got it. In my street there is a wall covered in ivy. As we passed it on our walk the tall person said “that’s creepy” and laughed. Hmm, I don’t think it’s at all scary. In fact, I think it is very beautiful.

The tall person was still chuckling to himself as we climbed up the steep road at the end of our street. You might remember that we live on the side of a mountain. The tall person told me that we were not going to climb to the top today but he wanted to go high enough to take a picture of the city and the mountains in the distance.

We didn’t need to go far and I waited patiently in the early morning sunshine as he took several pictures. I didn’t mind waiting. He always waits for me when I find something interesting to sniff. When he had finished we walked back down to a small cobbled side street and entered the maze that is our neighborhood.

I don’t particularly like the little cobbled road as it is quite difficult to walk on so I walked on the grass at the edge.

The roads in my neighborhood are not all the same. Some are tarmac, some are cobbled and some are dirt tracks. When it rains, the water runs down them in rivers and over time damages them, making them dangerous for cars and people.

In this picture you can see that someone has been washing their car in the street and the water is following the course of the damage done by the rain.

This little street is typical of the ones in my neighborhood. It is narrow and does not have sidewalks.

It wasn’t long before I met the first yard dog. It must have sensed I was coming as I could hear it barking before I saw it. He poked his head between the fence on his veranda. I think it was his head. It was difficult to tell because he was very hairy. For all I know he could have been poking his bottom out at me!

My next encounter was with a Pekinese. I saw him in the distance and he saw me and very cautiously approached me. I am never aggressive with other dogs so he need not have worried. Anyway, he came up and said hello but I don’t understand Chinese so we couldn’t have a chat.

I did make a new friend though. We were walking past a house when we saw a girl at the window holding a little dog. The tall person said hello and took a picture and the girl went and got her camera and took a picture of me.

We then saw something very unusual. The tall person said it was a car chassis. Oh no, what will the owner say when he discovers that someone has stolen most of his car and just left the bones!

On the way back we passed the ivy on the wall and the tall person chuckled to himself. Sorry tall person, I still don’t get the joke!