Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’!
Wednesday September 7th 2016
September. The Doodles, Rufus and Nancy, have returned from their holidays and need to reclaim their park. Nancy takes the initiative.
We all gather together at the top of the slope which goes down to the bowling green. Dogs everywhere. R. gets out her treats. Rumps drop smartly to the tarmac. Surreptitious shuffles from Nancy. Gentle jostling from Rufus. Gilbert dances joyfully. Brother George nudges R. meaningfully. Kasey is the tallest and his gravy bone is delivered first. Off he goes. One by one, the other dogs claim their treats and meander off to see to their doggy affairs.
Then, from quite low down, there’s a brief but determined “Waff!” R. and I look down.
Someone has been forgotten.
It’s Isis. She stands on the path, muzzle lifted up towards R., nose twitching. She’s the smallest of the group and she’s not confident enough to jostle her way to the front. But she knows that there are gravy bones and she knows that she hasn’t had one. R. apologises to her and gives her two.
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 email@example.com or www.dogwatchuk.co.uk
What a lovely little group! I wish I knew so many dogs and owners to get out and about with to socialise Bonnie.
Yes, we’re lucky. Such a lot of friendly people and dogs in Kings heath Park. What a shame Bonnie hasn’t got group of friends. Might there be a dog nearby who’d like an extra walk?
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While we are at work Bonnie has a dog walker so she has some doggy friends she see’s regularly through that. Many dogs we know through family or friends aren’t quite suitable for walking with Bonnie as I think she would unfortunately pick up some very bad habits from them! Maybe I could look into setting up a local group as I’m still pretty new to this area 🙂
Agree – lovely dogs! Nothing I enjoy more than watching dogs play – and I used to LOVE to watch our bird dogs work in the field. Good for you, Isis – stick up for yourself!!
Yes, I also love watching them arrive at the park, woofing and dancing up and down in the back of their cars. How interesting about the field dogs – what work did they do?
Oh, our dogs are bird dogs. So in Texas, my ex-husband hunted quail and pheasant. Loved watching the dogs running out in the field, pointing a covey, then flushing the birds when he was ready. Very beautiful and impressive. I’ll send you a pic of them out in the fields 🙂
Thank you Amber. They are beautiful dogs.