Saturday, July 08, 2006

The big dog is back




















The blackboard at Munson's was updated yesterday with an acknowledgement of Bondi's return. I sat under the awning reading the autobiography "Who on Earth is Tom Baker?", laughing out loud on nearly every other page, while London's summer tried to heave itself back into working order like a broken-down TARDIS.

I was talking to a couple of (Russian?) ladies about various pets they'd had - one of them had snakes, parrots, cats, rabbits and a malevolent canine. She told the story of a parrot owner who had learned to imitate the door-bell, and who would make that noise when it saw the postman out the living-room window. Consequently the owner would always find herself opening the door just as the postman was poised to ring the bell.










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