I took Chris to the station at 6.30 this morning and as it was too early to let the animals out ( foxes still awake) I got myself a coffee, clicked onto the BBC News website on the old IPad and plonked myself on the loo for a nice......read!
It is then that the game invariably starts.
Albert singled out one of the dogs in the living room and playfully arse slaps them before galloping for the stairs. Terriers have no off button when this sort of shocking abuse occurs , so within seconds cat and dogs are hurtling around the cottage like loons. Albert feet ahead of a pack of drooling,goggled eyed stupid faced dogs.
After a few minutes of up stairs and down stairs hysteria, Albert invariably will then shoot into the bathroom ,bounce silently into the bath, where he lies down for a breather as the dogs scream around the cottage, totally unaware of what happened to him.
It is a joke Albert always seems to enjoy.
This morning, however, he was not as quick and as clever as he usually is and after months of being made fools of, the dogs finally found his secret hiding place with a deafening chorus of yelps
It may be of mild interest to some, that I was reading all about the Egyptian Military coup when all this was going on..........