February is now complete and the prevailing feeling of the month was ennui. I haven’t sensed boredom in so many years now. Perhaps it is because I am now involved in dog walking every day. Our dog used to walk himself in the local area – we are far from roads – and would always return during the day. Now he is 12 and his eyes and ears aren’t so hot and so when he wanders off or chooses to follow walkers into the wood, he gets lost and is then sad and confused. Last year he had a week on his own in a village 12 kms away and another time went down onto the big main road where, fortunately, he was picked up by the local dog warden and taken to a railway hotel owned by a (rare) dog lover. The local policewoman came around to see me and told me that the next time, I would be getting a fine, so we do dog walking.
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