Thursday, 23 June 2016
Walking with Bill
Despite having broken another toe (don't worry, I have 9 others) I am continuing to work on Cowslip Cottage and in my rest times I walk dogs - including Bill (above) who belongs to a friend - and Dobson, of course.
Unfortunately, Dobson is a bit difficult with walks. He is happy to walk around our local fields but can't handle going further afield, it stresses him.
So I was more than happy to offer to walk Bill when a friend was prevented from walking him due to ill health. I have been able to take him off the beaten track, to the quiet places I used to walk my darling old dog, Toby.
Talk about interesting. Since I have stopped walking these quiet places they seem to have become very overgrown. In the photograph above, there should be a pathway mowed through this field. The green is about 18 inches high, dense, difficult to walk through, especially for Bill with his short legs!
I used to trek across that field almost every day, the pathway was clearly marked. These days most people just wouldn't know that it was a public right of way.