The field in the foreground belongs to another house, but it isn’t as photogenic as this place. Or as well placed for a photograph. You can’t see it in this photo, but behind the break in the hedges is a doghouse where a small dog lives. When I first started using this road the dog would come out of its house and look at me while wagging its tail. If no one was around. If the home owner was about, it would bark at me a few times. Very human in that regard. When the boss is around you have to look like you’re working, right? Lately the dog has started barking at me even when alone. I wonder if it has anything to do with the disppearance of Baduki, a neighbourhood dog that used to roam freely, visiting his chained friends and greeting me enthusiastically every time I passed his home. Last year his owner started chaining him up and keeping him inside. That seems to be about the time the dog at the house above became less friendly. Maybe the dog is just getting old and crusty.

Doggy Update!: I went for a walk today up over the hill and on the way back I met a chainless Baduki wagging his tail at a very nervous woman and her little black dog with their backs up against a tree. Poor Baduki. He just wants to be friends but he’s misunderstood. I stopped to say hello to him but he was only interested in a potential new doggy friend. So I walked down the hill. By the time I got to his house he was running down the road after me. So we had a nice little time with much head scratching, rubbing, and wagging of tail. Nice to see him again.

2 thoughts on “On the way to work

  1. Nice. Grass always comes out well in B&W.

    Our dog used to lie outside the house in our yard. When we drove in unexpectedly we would see him jump up and run a quick loop of the boundary, all bristles and action, like he’d been on guard duty the whole time. We weren’t fooled but gave him lots of pats and praise anyway.

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    1. Ha ha. What a good boy! My students are like that when I make a tour of the classroom during group conversation time. “Oh, yes, sir. We’ve been speaking English all this time.” And then some smartarse from the next group will say, “She’s lying, sir. She’s been talking about her boyfriend in Korean the whole time.”

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