Unbelievably, today was another sunny day, so we went out in the garden and I noticed that the pond was completely covered with algae.. no tadpoles in sight! We started fishing out dead leaves and stuff and then the odd ripple started to appear in the water.. then moved the bridge away.. and there was mayhem! Thousands of the poor lil things had crammed themselves into the one tiny bit of pond left not entirly saturated by green slime, so we got out as much as possible and gave them a bit of fresh water, so hopefully they'll be a bit happier now!
In the meantime, Psyche leanrt how to open the side gate with her nose and legged it off down the street! I only noticed when I got up and saw the gate wide open.. so after walking round the fields shouting "Psycho/e" for half an hour to the amusement of various dog walkers, James caught up with me and said he'd found her! Phew! He just drove round the block in the car and there she was looking v scared.. lol.. she just jumped straight in the car when she saw him.. silly puppy!