Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.
Wednesday March 6th 2019
Thank goodness the days are growing longer.
Poor Isis has been getting short shrift over these winter months.
Now that she is confident enough to brave the sun for the very short distance between the car park in Highbury and the comforting woody strip, she can, at least, have a morning walk.
As we know, she’ll not walk in the dark. More inconveniently still, she’ll not walk even when there’s any suggestion of the commencement of crepusculer activity.
This means that on week days it’s very difficult to fit in a later outing. So unless it’s dry enough for a lunchtime sojourn in the lane at the bottom of the garden, she only has one walk a day.
Isis doesn’t complain. She’d not make a fuss even if she wasn’t taken out at all. She is very well behaved when left on her own in the house. She always has been. Mostly she sleeps.
Her expectations are very low, and I find this sad. One walk a day isn’t enough, and I feel very guilty. Especially on Wednesdays.
Wednesdays are R.A.G. (Ruskin Art Group) days.
The group runs from nine thirty to four. Isis and I have an early morning walk: it can’t be too early, of course. It needs to be light before we reach the park, or she’ll not get out of the car.
I come home at lunch time, and, as long as it’s not too muddy for her to dance in the lane or, at the same time, too bright to deter her from a road walk, she has a brief outing.
Then off I go again for another three hours.
Today, though, is good.
It’s raining heavily, so Isis enjoys every minute of her hour’s play in the park.
At lunch time it’s still raining and off we merrily go on a road walk. She dances past what, in dry weather, are stop and refuse spots. We only sploosh along the pavement for fifteen minutes, but she enjoys it immensely.
And when I return just after four, it’s still light so back we go to Kings Heath Park for another hour and a half’s romp.
Oh happy dog!**
Oh happy Human!**
*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
** These are library images which I’ve used before. Sorry. I have images for today but have computer problems: refuses to import! *!!**! !* ! **!*!!.