Good Morning World!
Going on long tranquil walks was one of the reasons I decided to get a dog. There is nothing more soothing than spending the afternoon walking along fields and past streams. Last weekend my beautiful dogs and I spent the entire day exploring the fields behind my house, spending hours roaming through the long grass and cascading through the brook. Since summer is coming to a close, I thought I would make the most of the good weather while it lasted.
I set off with my two beautiful dogs Duke and Bonnie. Duke is 3 years old (black and white), while Bonnie is only 1 year old (brown). They can be quite the handful when they want to be. Always pulling on their leads, and barking, which is how they show their excitement. Bonnie always likes to howl as you are putting her lead on, telling you to hurry up because she wants to go. Duke on the other hand is a delight to walk. They are both Tibetan Terriers, and are actually Uncle and Niece, as we are still in contact with Duke’s sister Pepper.
Luckily, when we got to the fields the sheep weren’t there, because there is nothing I hate more than going into a field with livestock, because Bonnie thinks its a good idea to chase the sheep or cows and once nearly got herself killed (but that’s another story). When the livestock are in the field I always like to use the extending leads so that they can explore the field more without having them chasing everything that moves, but since it was just us and the birds today I was able to let them off completely. Their little faces were eternally grateful.
After walking around the fields, we took a quick de-tour through the brook. Water isn’t really Bonnie and Dukes cup of tea, Duke has an irrational fear of getting his head under the water, and the only water Bonnie has ever been in, is the bath, so you can imagine the struggle of getting them both to cross. However, to my surprise Duke got straight into the stream and was paddling quite happily in the water. This may have been because for the most part the water was only up to his knees, but I was still very proud of my little puppy. This then encourage Bonnie to dart in, and both of them were splashing each other in the stream.
I really enjoyed this walk and so did my dogs. I think that summer walks are always the best, because the sun is shinning and you can’t help but be in a good mood. Whether you have dogs or not, walking is a fantastic way to keep fit. I have always gone on walks with my grandparents when I was younger, I loved playing in the grass and climbing the trees with my brother. Always trying to get higher and higher on each passing one. Since I have gotten dogs, I have more of an excuse to go walking through the mystical fields.
Remember to keep walking, and enjoy the good weather while it lasts.