Well, I’ve not managed to get the staff to do my blog for ages – dad was walking me and Ellie for over a month, while mum had her bad back, and he doesn’t take the camera to take lots of pictures. But mum’s walking okay now so the camera is out again and we have some new photos. And the sun’s been shining. When dad was walking us it was mostly raining and rainy pictures aren’t nice.
This is one of our favourite water spots for having a sniff and a paddle. We don’t usually swim in this one but we do sometimes.
This is another water hole and we do swim in this one.
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We can run wild and free without having to worry about bumping into anything or anyone!
Well, sometimes we do bump into people. On Friday we met a nice man who was out walking his two dogs. They were both quite old and the big white shepherd, called Bear, was recovering from a poorly leg so wasn’t allowed to run around. We both said hello to him, even Ellie sniffed noses – he was absolutely ginormous!! The little dog looked a bit grumpy so we didn’t speak to him. The nice man was going home to make some flat pack furniture, I hope he didn’t have any bits left over! It’s funny what people get to talking about, us dogs have a quick sniff of each other and maybe a quick game of chase, but humans talk mostly about their furkids and then somehow get onto other random topics…. like flatpack furniture. Weird.
There are some great holes on the sandy bits of the footpaths – at this spot there are about 4 or 5 holes and whenever we walk past we both stop and have a quick dig in each of the holes. I think lots of other dogs do the same thing because the holes are getting bigger!
Ellie is more into water than I am. Even though she’s not got a big furry coat like me, she’s always first into the water for a paddle or a swim!
We do a lot of running and chasing near the water. I like to try and get Ellie to fall over in the mud… because I’m the evil big sister.
Sometimes I tell her I’m going in for a swim and then I don’t… leaving her to go in on her own. Tee hee, this photo makes it look like I’ve got a green tufty hat on.
Is it cold? I always recommend dipping a toe in first to check.
On one part of our walk the footpath goes through the trees and we can’t see people coming so Ellie has to go on her lead in case we meet a horse or a doggy that doesn’t want a silly puppy bouncing around in its face… you know, someone like me.
When we get to the end of that bit of the path Ellie is allowed off her lead again and we get to walk along the boardwalk. Here I’m carrying a great big stick and Ellie hasn’t got one. She finds a little tiny one but doesn’t pick it up because it looks silly against my big one.
This is me trying to hide the big stick. Honestly, how am I supposed to hide a stick when Ellie is ‘sneaking’ up behind me and mum is pointing the camera at me.
She thinks I don’t know she’s watching, but I can hear her breathing.
That little black blob in the water is Ellie swimming. She’s quite a good swimmer – took to it like a er, um, spaniel?