Three years ago today Beryl arrived into our lives to beautify and enrich it.
Seeing as she had acquired numerous collars over the past few months she actually didn’t get a present this year:( So I promised her (and Frankie) a trip to the beach after lunch seeing as the tide was low and it wasn’t too hot.
We nearly didn’t get there as shortly before I was going to leave I heard an almighty crash outside. I wandered to the kitchen window and saw a light plane in the paddock next to the house!
I saw 2 men in uniform wandering around the plane, one was speaking on a mobile so I thought rather than being a ‘rubbernecker’ I’d go back inside and wait for developments. It didn’t take long for 2 police cars, 3 fire engines and an ambulance to arrive!
One of the police cars parked across my driveway so I wasn’t going anywhere for a while!
I live across the road from a country airfield and the air traffic is very light … but there were a lot of little planes buzzing around after this happened! The cause of the emergency landing was engine failure and apart from a sprained ankle both occupants of the plane were ok. It could have been much worse … I sure wouldn’t have been happy if they’d ended up in my house. Although I doubt I would be writing this now if they had!!
I was interviewed by a reporter for one of our TV channels, all dressed up in my daggy dog walking clobber, lol! I must have looked bad because they didn’t show any of my description of the events on the news tonight!
After about 1 1/2 hours everyone was gone with just a plane where it shouldn’t be to remind me of the afternoons excitement. OK, we’ve still got time to get to the beach before the tide is too high. Then there’s a knock on the door and it’s a reporter from the local paper. I tell him what happened and directed him to the airfield across the road for more details. I hope he spells my name right;) Oh, and I also asked him to enquire why I don’t get the local papers delivered; he’s going to look into that for me:)
By now it’s touch and go as to whether we can drive on the beach. We head off and I decide to risk it seeing as I’d promised the pups. We were only there for about 1/2 an hour because with all the excitement I’d left the dogs water bottle behind. I always take a 750 ml pump bottle and they usually get through the lot in an hour.
We headed back to the beach to cool off …
Then back to the car where I had some water. No, the excitement was over, I didn’t get stuck on the beach:)
After we’d been home for a while and Beryl had cooled off properly she decided she needed some blats around the front lawn.
And that ends the saga of Beryl’s Gotcha Day afternoon. I doubt it was the best Gotcha Day she’s ever had but it was certainly the most eventful.
April is a very special month because it’s Adopt A Greyhound Month:) (Who decides these things, does anyone know?)
If you know anyone who is toying with the idea of adding a Greyhound to their home and needs a bit of convincing Tails and Tales have a wonderful blog post giving lots of greyt reasons for getting a Greyhound (or two!)
It seems I’m doing a bit of making up for lost time regarding blogging, lol. But when I’m writing posts I’m not visiting and catching up so that’s what I’m going to do a bit of now. Take care.