As I was up early today I took Louis out earlier than usual. Mistake. Lots of strangers about. First off we passed several of the immigrant pickers up the lane. Louis didn’t take to them. But we moved on. But on our return .Oh dear we have a problem Houston. Coming towards us was a young boy with an enormous dog. I panicked stood and watched to see where he was going. I crossed over the road. He crossed over the road. With this dog pulling him along. He was about 10 or 11 and this dog was far to powerful for him. On top of that he had his ear glued to his phone. I tried to hide in a farm gate way but the stupid boy let his dog pull him into the gateway. By now Louis was terrified and going mad. I was shouting at the boy for gods sake stand still and hold that bloody dog. the lead he had was allowing it to cover half the roadway almost blocking our path. I could see this ending in disaster. I was now shouting at him. Put the bloody phone down and Hold that dog. Shouting at the dog to stay stay stay. Louis thought I was shouting at him . Chaos. We walked all over the mud on the other side of the road to get past him. Once past him I looked back and the boy was walking backwards pulling the dog along all the time watching us.
I was shaking when I got home. Shaking with relief that Louis was safe and shaking with anger that this 4 foot child was out in public with a dog that clearly he has little control over. The dog was a big black and white wolf like thing it was big enough to be a husky type thing.
I often tell Louis that he is a fer woshus am inal. That with one quick click of those powerful jaws he could snap the head off an ant. And one stomp of his paw he could kill a fly. Now he thinks he is a lion. But basically he is afraid of everything.
After my disaster recently on ebay. I decided to go to my local Halfords and get a tyre pump. Not a lot to choose from . I ended up getting their biggest most powerful pump. at almost twice what I paid on ebay. But it has a bit more on it. Its 12v or 240 v mains its rechargeable and portable it comes with several adaptors and you can charge things with its built in USB. it has a light in front loads of buttons . I said I am not interested in gimics. I need a heavy duty pump that will give me 60/65 PSI with no trouble. He said this will give you up to 120 PSI . Any trouble bring it back.
6 pm Friday. No refund from Ebay yet. Quick to take your money . slow to pay it back. I will leave it till Monday if its not done then. Its back to ebay. The chances of me leaving good feed back diminish everyday. This firm have now sent me the instruction manual in English. It contains nothing of any substance other than common sense. It contains nothing that even without it I did not do.
The manual in the new pump I bought today has more information and guidance in it,its much more comprehensive.
So watch this space.
I checked my ebay account and no refund in it yet. I hope by close of play today it will be in there and sorted.