Tuesday, April 07, 2009
abandoned, castaway, squeak
I find this abandoned roller near the cricket field on the Common and think it needs to be remembered. It must have been new once.
A dog called Sophie Tucker fell from her owners' yacht, off the coast of Queensland, swam through shark invested seas until she came to a desert island, and survived there for 4 months. I hear the story on BBC Radio 4 this morning. An Australian cattle dog with short hair and tough disposition, she was well quipped for the ordeal. Apparently she lived off goats, which ran wild on the island and crabs. She was mistaken by her eventual rescuers for a wild dog, but when reintroduced to her owners, recognised them immediately and settled quickly back into her old domestic routine.
Pigeons, I notice, squeak as they fly past me in the Grove, as though their wings need a drop of oil.