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Hergest the Hound

I am a dog of many thoughts.

March 31st. The covid test.

The Owner says the Prime Minister and all his Men have Covid. It is quite a coincidence that they all caught it at the same time, I say. How very unlucky that is, I say. Yes, says the Owner. Were they not practising Social Distancing? I ask. It seems not, […]

March 30th. Social Rules.

The Owner and the Man and I go for our Daily Walk on the Heath. There are a few Humans about but they Avoid us by stepping off the path in wide circles. Is it very hard, I ask the Owner, for Humans to avoid Close Contact with Others? Sometimes, […]

March 29th. The right to believe.

QUACK, says a Voice. I bark, frantically. I do not like Ducks. They float away gracelessly when pursued. To have one following us home from the pharmacy would be an Outrage beyond all decency. What are you barking at? Asks the Owner. Ducks, I say. Hergest, says the Owner. That […]

March 28th. Most People.

The Owner is well. It is Day 15 since her Covid began. Now we can go for a Walk. I have been taken for walks by Others but it is not quite the same. There is something about the quality of the Throwing. A Moral Dog walking with a Substitute […]

March 26th. Conclusions.

The Owner says I can go for a Walk with the Man if we Keep our Distance from Other People. She says she has to stay at home for two more days. That will make Fourteen. You will have to lift me into the Car, I say. Unaccountably, the Owner […]