Thursday, 31 January 2013
I really like lurchers. They have such gentle faces and it is exhilarating to watch them run. On the beach last weekend with my little dog, we lobbed a ball with one of those chucker thingies and off he ran when, out of nowhere, a lurcher appeared from behind us. I guessed it was a lurcher when I detected a moving blur. He overtook my little dog, snatched up the ball and performed a U-turn all in one deft movement, materialising in front of us with the ball in about 0.01 secs. We played with him until he decided he was too hot and disappeared up to his neck in a rock pool to cool off. He looked a bit like this painting.