To the top!

We had a really bizarre dog walk last night. We headed out at about 10.15pm to do Zoey’s pre-bed dog walk. About five minutes into the walk a huge Irish Setter crossed the street and began to pester Zoey.

Zoey said hello politely and was ready to carry on, but the Setter refused to leave her alone. It circled her and batted poor Zoey with its’ paws. Sweet Zoey was not impressed, but instead of telling the dog to back off, she lay on the ground and tried to make herself invisible! I took the dog by the collar, and we walked to a streetlamp to see if s/he had a tag. Nope, nothing doing.Β 

I got out my trusty spare lead, clipped it to the mystery dogs’ collar, and we walked around the village for about half an hour, searching for an owner. Eventually I asked some people coming out the pub if they knew where the dog lived. They pointed us to someone else who had a Setter and, although it wasn’t theirs’, they knew whose dog it was and took her home for us πŸ™‚

Moral of the story? Always always always have a tag on your dog when your dog is outside! πŸ™‚

Here is Little Miss Miserable, afraid because she knows she is about to have her harness put on…she always runs to her bed or crate when she suspects it is harness time. Note the tucked back ears, curled up body and general miserable expression! πŸ˜›

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Awww 😦

We went on a very intense dog walk today; we spent 25 minutes climbing right up the side of Warton Crag. It was sooo steep!

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It doesn’t look that steep here…but it really was!

Even Zoey was panting by the time we reached the top, although she was not happy at the number of rests we had to take on our way up!

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What, we’re stopping again?!

We managed to enter Warton Crag’s Nature Reserve, but couldn’t carry along that route as the path was just too steep a decline.

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Zoey was up for it though!

Eventually we came to a track that lead us through a small forest to some really pretty fields. In the fields we spotted three pheasants (that flew away screaming as we approached!) and two deer as well! Absolutely beautiful πŸ™‚

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Still not sure we will be walking that way again though, I get tired just thinking about it!!

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8 thoughts on “To the top!

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ And yes, we have met more aggressive Labs than Staffies…it’s very sad how the media portrays them.

  1. My dog is reluctant to put on his harness too, although he knows it means Walk, and Walk is next only to Food in wonderfulness. It is odd. Your girl is beautiful, I love her ears.

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ Haha yes, Zoey loves her walks too once she is out on them, but putting her harness on is the worst. thing. ever! Despite the fact we do it twice a day every day…

    • Hahaha they do it so well too! I’ve found Zoey to be a very expressive dog, very easy to read what mood she is in and how she’s feeling πŸ™‚

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