A Vulgar car, “scrumping” and the wrong tall tree

I woke early this morning, probably because the sun was shining and the light was filtering through the window blinds in the hall. I alerted the tall person that a new day had dawned and after several cups of coffee he was sufficiently awake to be allowed outside in charge of a dog (me).

The tall person said that he wanted to see some of the autumn fruits that are ripening on the trees in the neighborhood so we set off to find some.

We had not been walking for long when we found this spectacular fruit tree overhanging a yard wall. Unfortunately, the branches were too high for the tall person to reach so we couldn’t take home any of the fruit. The tall person told me that in the U.K. the word “scrumping” is used to describe stealing apples or other fruit from someone else’s tree or orchard. Hmm, “scrumping” sounds like fun!

De later told us that the orange colored fruit is called Karalioki and is very sweet. Mmm, sounds delicious.

We walked on through the maze of little streets and narrow alleys that make up our neighborhood. We didn’t see the chickens today but as it is the weekend they might have been having a lie in. Every so often, the tall person would stop and look for the tall tree that stands behind our house. He does this so we do not get lost. 

We usually try to walk on the sidewalk and not in the road. The tall person says that the roads are for cars and we should only step onto the road when we need to get to the other side. Sometimes there is no sidewalk and we have to be very careful of cars.

Anyway, we were on the sidewalk heading home when I found my way blocked by a Volga car. I waited a few moments but it didn’t move. The tall person said that it had been parked there. Hmm, I was not amused. You belong on the road Mr. Volga Car! Because of your bad behaviour I am re-naming you Vulgar Car.

We checked to see if the road was clear and then passed the naughty car.

It was time to go home and the tall person looked for the tall tree that stands at the back of our house. He saw it and we headed off.

Unfortunately, when we got nearer to the tree we realised it was the wrong one!

It looked like our tree but our house was not in front of it so it wasn’t our tree.

Don’t worry, we eventually found our way home!

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12 thoughts on “A Vulgar car, “scrumping” and the wrong tall tree

  1. We don’t have so many roads in our neighborhood. The ones we have are curvy and hilly, so we probably could get lost if we walked far from home, but my person is not as adventurous as yours so we tend to take the same streets every day. I wouldn’t mind trying a new route sometimes, but I do like to sniff out my usual spots to see who else has been in my territory.

  2. Karalioki…hmmm…never heard of it. Does it look like what except the orange color? Are there any fruit tasts like karalioki? My human family love fruits so I’m curious of it. Woof! 🙂

    • Karalioki is the Georgian word Kevin. The tall person says it is like an apricot but has a number of small brown kidney shaped beans inside. I haven’t tasted one but the tall person says they taste sweet.

  3. Bassa, we should go scrumping together. I used to scrump the tomatoes my person was growing in her garden until my younger person put a fence around them. I never heard it called that before though. -Bongo

  4. Bassa, I suspect you are a wonderful companion on a long walk! I’m glad you and the tall person eventually made your way home…but sometimes it’s fun to get a little lost on a long walk. 🙂 My best to you and the tall person! -Laurie

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