So I'm wandering around Cambridge's many property websites searching for a house to rent. Not buying a house after all. Not at the moment anyway. Back into the land of tenants and landlords. My god, but someone should tell these people about web design. If I see another spinning pen, another photograph of Kings Chapel and one more ineptly-kerned title in mad gothic script, I'll scream.
So many of them are ruled out straight away: NO PETS. Should I use the Lord Byron excuse? "It's not a pet: it's a wild animal!". Something tells me that won't wash.
The problem is, I have to find somewhere to moult out this gos, come spring. And the fact that I'm going to be in a situation where erecting an aviary is probably out of the question is rather worrying. I wonder if any falconers out there have a spare pen and the desire to caretake a goshawk for a few months. Hmm.