Taking time out

As we continue to wait for responses to our enquiries (chased this morning) , our friend has been encouraging us to take some time out to relax and chill.
Today, after walking the dogs first thing in the quarry, we came back for breakfast, then took them out for a walk in woods about 15 miles away.
Bud, a large golden retriever, found the stickiest and muddiest patch imaginable. Maggie knew better than to even think about it, but was quite content to amble, sniff and explore without getting into trouble.

Round the corner was a pond, and Bud was in, swimming like a cross between an otter and woolly sheep to his heart’s content. This also acted as a bath to get him cleaner and smelling sweeter. Maggie unfortunately fell in, well actually,  she backed in as she was watching something else and was a little surprised.
camping wet dogSaying that though, by the time we got back to the car, she was practically dry, though for Bud it was a different story. With me sitting in the back with two affectionate and damp dogs (have you noticed how more loving they get when wet?) , we proceeded into a small town for coffee and slices of the most delicious carrot and sticky ginger cakes.
It was market day, but we were lucky to find somewhere close to park and more importantly sit and enjoy our treat. Both dogs settled under the table, much to the amusement of passers by who noticed that they weren’t exactly at their best groomed.
To be honest, none of us cared.
The dogs were content and well behaved, and for that they were rewarded.

Once back at Base, Bud was given a shampoo and rinse, but Maggie just needed a good brush.
The result of the day is two very tired but happy dogs (both snoring their heads off) , three rested adults, and the smell of liver and bacon wafting from the kitchen for our tea tonight.

Hopefully, we will hear some news tomorrow and see if our potential venture is a go-er.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Taking time out

  1. janegundogan says:

    Are you settled in somewhere yet? I have been wondering since I have been offline.

    • Nope. Basically it’s all gone pear shaped and we are back with our friend who has been an absolute brick.
      We are thinking ‘outside the box’ as properties in our price range are a mess and the cost of doing them up would exceed our budget. We are disgusted with the details that have been offered to us on properties that aren’t structurally sound and the ridiculous prices being asked for them.
      We are pursuing an idea and complete change of lifestyle.

  2. Charlie West says:

    A happy dog is the best thing in the world

    Just the way they lift up your spirits without you actually doing anything is amazing.

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