Bertie asked me what I was going to talk about today. I told him ‘grass’.
‘Why?’ he asked.
‘Because autumn’s coming,’ I said. That confused him.
I know autumn’s coming because the days are getting shorter, Mam’s coming downstairs for cuddles and breakfast closer to sunrise, and we get cucumber in the dark in the evening. I explained that to him and he wandered off.
Now, you might notice there – Bertie and I had a conversation. He’s suddenly started being sociable. As in, ‘hello, would you like to chat?’ not ‘I’m in charge SO THERE!’
It’s taken me a wee while to accept he means it. I mean, we’ve had some serious fights. I say hello, he bites me. That sort of conversation.
But now, we’re out on the grass with just the run panel between us, and we’re chatting. He even comes out in the morning and chats to Neville while I get my cuddle. And walks away when I come down (mind you, Mam is holding his tent for him to walk into.) He’s a changed pig. Although I’ll wait a while longer before I trust him, mind.
And yes, we’re out on the grass – a little earlier in the afternoon if Mam has been out to dry it off in the morning. The sun isn’t out for long and the shade comes over quickly enough, but it’s been nice and warm. Very pleasant, in fact. And the grass…
Well, the grass is delicious. But we won’t be having it much longer…
See you next time.