Sunday, April 22, 2007


[1] This is a toy clock which I use to teach students how to say the time in English.
[2] and [3] This is Simone ignoring it. Ever since we switched to European Summer Time this year her own little doggie body clock has been out of sync and she wants each walk an hour early. So for the past few days I have been moving the hands on the clock and repeating to her:
[a.m.] "Now, this is seven o'clock and this is eight o'clock. Seven o'clock - naughty girl. Eight o'clock - good girl. We don't go out at seven o'clock - no. We go out at eight o'clock - yes."
[p.m] - A similar conversation, but substituting the times four o'clock and five o'clock, then seven-thirty and eight- thirty.
- Could it be that I have finally flipped, reader?
Simone says:
"Hi, everybody! I just read this. A toy clock and an ESL lesson, indeed! As if a doggie-girl hasn't had enough to do learning Italian. I know perfectly well when it's walkies time and I don't need a toy clock or any other kind to tell me. Buona domenica a tutti!"


Maria said...

Thats is the sweetest most adorable post yet! lol

All the best!


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Ciao, M. Simi and I are both glad you liked the post!

jmb said...

That's adorable. She's so cute? What kind of terrier is she? I won't hazard a guess because so many of them are similar. Norfolk, Norwich, etc.


Lee said...

Umm...I don't feel so crazy now, after all, Welsh, after reading that! lol I'm just glad no one over-hears my conversations with Remy & Shama! I even wave to them when they're outside under a tree or something. My landlady walked by one day when I was waving madly and she wondered who the hell I was waving at! When I told her I was waving at Remy...she gave me the strangest look and kept on walking! lol I don't care...the cats acknowledge my waving as I can see their mouths move! I know I'm crazy...I've just not been certified...yet! ;)

Love the post, Welsh...thanks for the smiles.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, jmb. She's half Yorkie and has certainly got that temperament! She is absolutely everything to me. Lee, I'm in good company then! I can just imagine you waving to the cats!

Liz Hinds said...

I say 'hello, how you're doing?' to Betty, the Beetle, too when I go past. All perfectly normal.

In fact, a few weeks ago I was talking to another dog-owner and she commented on one particular walker saying, 'He's a bit odd; he doesn't talk to his dog.'

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Liz. Thank you - you make me feel normal!


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