I wrote a couple of days ago about Rob speaking Bruce's thoughts out loud and thought, "How do I explain that to readers?"
I thought I'd share a couple of examples from this morning!
I had been to The Meadows and was telling Rob about six dogs of various breeds and sizes, who were there with their owners in a group, all of the dogs in high spirits and running around in circles, playing with one another.
Rob went into Bruce-speak mode on behalf of Bruce, who was sitting close by, "I would love to join in," he said, "but my breeding comes out, I can't help it."
Later, as Bruce jumped to attention and full bark in response to the sound of another dog beyond the open window of the flat--as he does numerous times throughout the day and evening, Rob/Bruce said, "I've got to let them know there's a dog here, or they'll think they can come and get my people." :)
Hearing my tall brother with deep and booming voice, speaking for Bruce is funny. I told him that he could write scripts for Wallace and Gromit!
On a different Bruce-note, yesterday morning we were walking through the church yard. Suddenly the church bells started pealing and rang for several minutes, stopping as suddenly, with two single, slow, "bohms." I wondered if it was a bell ringer catching up with some extra practice at first. I had checked my watch and it was just after 8.10 when they started.
When I arrived at the flat, where the build up of the Olympics was playing on the TV, I realized that in synchronization, the bells across the country rang at exactly 8.12, as Big Ben chimed in the 2012 Olympics. How exciting that I was in the grounds of St. Laurence Church at that very moment!