Even the best watchdog has to snooze sometime.
by Bill Bradley
Stealing a Snooze
A couple of years ago I built an extension to a friend's house, (I am a builder) and every time we went on site this pesky nuisance bothered us. He was into watching our every move, talk about hyper active.
Little Jack (yeah I know, sad lack of imagination on my mate Dennis's part) watched us from the time we entered the gate until the time we left. He never stopped.
Then one afternoon we came back from lunch and discovered him asleep on the outside stairs. His secret was out, he was power snoozing over our lunchtimes and this once he hadn't heard us return.
I sneaked back to my car and got my camera and took a photo of him.
Only just in time too, as he was awake and back to his usual busybody self in no time.
The weekend after I did this watercolour sketch of him from my computer screen. A moment frozen in time.