This post is particularly for those of you who read, enjoyed, and commented on last week’s ’10 Things You Might Not Know about…’ series, which featured yours truly: https://marciamearawrites.com/2021/10/27/tenthingsyoumaynotknow-about-deborah-jay/
Many of you commented on our pack of rescue dogs, so I thought I’d share some pictures of them having fun.
Before Covid we walked them on the local forest tracks. Once people were allowed out of lockdown for exercise, this became problematic – far too many people, with dogs, on bicycles, in large groups – it all became too stressful. Gathering up and leashing 9 dogs, some of whom are not that sociable with strangers due to their traumatic pasts, is no simple task.
Enter Wagg Tail Woods, a local secure dog park, where we can let them run in total safety for 45 minutes at a time. Happy dogs, relaxed humans. Ahhhh…
Video below: Dyson, the brown and white Podenco-pointer cross, loves to patrol the perimeter and warn off passing cars, while little Lola, the black spaniel in the centre at the end, is totally blind but still loves to run, and this secure park means we can allow her off the lead to do her own thing – she’s in her element!
It’s a lovely, super well thought-out park
Billy, who comes through at the end of this clip, is 90 years old in human terms, but still enjoys an outing
Somewhere nice for us to sit out of the sun – or the rain!
Lots of interest for the dogs: Annie, investigating a tree-cave
And more recently, fun in the mud…
The woodland walk, Tanya’s Trail, becomes a mite soggy when it’s rained, but there’s always Mac’s Meadow instead
Just look at that view!
Featuring in the beginning, Ben, the collie
And the most entertainment in the field goes to the water-filled sunken dinghy