Smells bring back memories.
No walk after work with my dogs and cat today, it rains most of the time and suddenly comes showers that are so bad that I fear drowning if we would be out there walking 🙂 So we’ll go outside in the garden between showers instead. The good thing is that they at least today won’t get any more ticks, this is a bad tick year and I pick several from them every day. Hector and Orvar can’t have any of those tick repellant’s so there’s no use in putting it on the two others either. As long as I get them early there’s no problem.
I’ve taken three that were walking around on me too but none has so far bitten me. I just hate those animals and the only “use” they do in nature is to spread death and disease because almost no animal likes to eat them, not even our birds. I’ve put up the first sticky flypaper too, not that I have especially many flies in the cottage yet but the ones that are here annoys me enough as it is.
I’ve been thinking a lot of cottages that I’ve had as summer houses. It’s different smells that brought back memories from way back in my head. One place was called The Red Cottage which is a bit strange since all cottages in that area and in most parts of southern Sweden are red 🙂 It had an outhouse and the door opened up towards a gravel road very few cars ever passed. So I could sit there with the door slightly opened and watch what ever passed outside 🙂 It never bothered me to go there except for one time when I sat down and wasps had built a nest just beside the opening. It took over a week for that swelling to go down again 🙂
I rented another place together with two friends not far from the Red Cottage and it too had an outhouse. Back then I only had one dog, a girl called Sickan. My friend, with the same name as I have 🙂 went out in the middle of the night to go to the outhouse and when he was walking back he heard my dog walking beside him. He opened the door and called for her and to his big surprise she came to him from within the cottage. He brought a flash light and realised that he had been talking and walking with a big badger 🙂
It’s time for a pot of tea again and something to eat and I guess we’ll go outside into the garden again before we go to bed. We have daylight for a long time now in the evenings.
Have a great day!