walking, walking ….



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Well, you can’t imagine the amazing walks I’ve had over the last two days. Yesterday morning I only popped out of the car for a poop. Why else does she think I’d want to be in the park with that threateningly luminous sky and the sun about to leap out from behind a cloud?

But when we get home we set off on a long road walk. This is more like it. No shadows and, oh my! The smells! I can’t believe who’s left pee-mails since I last came this way.

On the evening walk I hear Gra.’s whistle. It takes time to puzzle out where he is,  but I keep sniffing until I find him and he gives me lots of treats. On two occasions, he is just standing there talking so I do my best ‘down’, lying neatly on the grass with my front paws together. “Aaaaw, ” say the soppy humans, and I receive my reward.

Later, I get to hunt on the big field. It’s amazing. They have no idea whether I’ve found foxes, rats or mice. I know what they are. I sniff them out, dash at them, pounce on them. I wag and wag and wag. After forty minutes I have tail ache. But I still don’t want to go home.

It’s even better this morning. I catch thousands of rain flies. She raises her eyebrows as I dance merrily along the paths she tried in vain to persuade me to walk yesterday. She really is thick.

And then, yes! We make for the hunting field again.


Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact kerry@aeza.org or  www.dogwatchuk.com


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