Outside Sainsbury's, I met a bicycle. The bicycle was leaning against
the wall, quite unattended, and in its basket there was a very small,
very fox-like dog with big beady eyes. On the front of the basket there was a sign:
Aha, I thought. That's a really good idea. A bit like the pat dogs which were
at the beer festival: some kind soul has left their little dog outside to bring
fluffy joy to passers-by. I moved closer, my hand outstretched to pat. Then I saw
the view from above:
Little dog looked up at me with a 'I could take the end of your fingernail off with these teeth, you know' kind-of look. I decided to respect the wishes of the mysterious owner. Maybe I should get a little dog for my bicycle. It seems to be more effective than a lock. :)
So: membership of community: two days. Animals patted: none. Next time I post, I will actually have patted one, honest!
In fact, rather Sir-Didymus-like.