Well nobody warned me but all of a sudden I am dragged out in the dark twice a day!
It’s a good job I am seriously focused on the food they only give after exhausting me or I wouldn’t go.
But worse than that what about the wind and rain. Just don’t get me started.
Last night it was awful I just wanted to stay in the warm, have a nice dinner and watch TV with my pack.
Oh no, the big bearded one arrives in this huge coat and drags me out into the awful rain – I did shiver.
But it wasn’t long before we were in the woods and unlike him I can see in the dark and I was off like a shot – all those smells, all those creatures sheltering from the storm. I ran and ran from place to place.
When we got home I was wet and muddy and toasty warm. And I managed to get mud all over the place!
- Editorial | The Rural Life: Seasonal Slippage (nytimes.com)