This is a very mild photograph by Pain Toy standards, but I love it because it reminds me of how things can go around my house. One minute I’m minding my own business, drinking my tea in the sunshine and reading The Economist, and then Bethie will wander casually by for some affection. Add a handy riding crop to the equation (and who doesn’t keep one handy at all times for just such an eventuality?) and you get pictures like this:
You do sort of need to click for the uncropped version of the photo, in order to properly see the tea tray hastily set aside to make room for her hands on the table.