I work from home, which is delightful on most days. My commute to my office is three seconds. I have access to a kitchen and on good days it’s stocked. One of the downsides of working at home is having pets. Miles, my dog, does not know the difference between a Saturday and a Monday. Now that he’s older, it’s easier to manage.
Today, however, he decided to be a pill. There’s construction in our building and he was having none of it. Barking and running around. I threw my hands up in the air and said, “Come on, let’s go for a walk.” He did not argue.
When I headed for our usual walk he tugged me in the other direction. It was one of those days. I decided I would take him to Holland Park, which takes an extra thirty minutes.
Miles was excited to find a tennis ball. I wasn’t impressed that he found it next to a pile of dog poo. He didn’t give a crap and brought it along.
- Miles doesn’t like the “city” much and prefers parks so he pulled me through this area pretty fast.
He refused to let me stop at one of my favorite pubs.
Finally Holland Park!
I haven’t seen blue sky like this in days.
Holland House–much of it was destroyed in WWII.
Boy with Bear Cubs statue by John Macallen Swan
Milo of Croton
Miles doesn’t care about Milo. He wants to play.
Murals depicting parties held at the Holland House during its heyday. The artist is Mao Wen Biao
Miles doesn’t understand why I won’t touch the poo ball and he doesn’t give a fig about the rose garden that will be blooming soon.
A family feeding pigeons, a peahen, and peacock. Fortunately I was able to distract Miles so this family wouldn’t get mad.
- He wanted to visit the Japanese Garden, but no dogs are allowed.
They look lovely.
He found a muddy trail to explore!
Hurry up will you! Stop taking photos.
All of my efforts of getting him to leave the ball in the park failed. He brought the stinky thing home.
But he was willing to give up the poo ball for a bone. Not a bad day for Miles! Time for me to get back to work.
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, Boston Terriers
, Boy with Bear Cubs
, Holland House
, Holland Park
, John Macallen Swan
, Mao Wen Biao
, Milo of Croton
, Murals in Holland Park
, Parks in London
, Walking Dogs
, Working from Home
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