Wednesday Walk Thought

After a good night’s sleep (my head and pillow intact), Hubby went for a shower this morning and I took Maggie for a walk.
According to the weather page we check every day, it was zero degrees outside.
It didn’t feel like it. I was wrapped up in hat, gloves and coat, but it was warm and sunny, and really pleasant.

Walking round the Avenue, there were an awful lot of maintenance vans outside various properties, and some poor soul looked as though they’d had a burst pipe judging by the number of buckets and bathroom fittings that were in their front garden.
Someone else was having double glazing done, another some kind of building work, and a third a new kitchen or bathroom, maybe both.
For us, we have some electrical work to do today as the bathroom pull switch has failed.
Hubby’s already replaced it, but condensation seems to be the culprit as where the wires come through the roof into the fitting, there is a hole in the insulation layer that needs to be filled. Crazy foam will do it, so that’s on the shopping list.

queueThere were about eight people waiting for a bus this morning.  We got nods, smiles and ‘mornings’ as we passed. There seems to be a reliable bus service into one of the main towns some 10 miles away and the bus uses my Avenue route in reverse for ‘turning around’ to go back.

I’ve decided that it’s either one dog owner who never clears up after his dog, or a lot of dog owners feed their canines the same dog food. Judging by the size of the ‘broomsticks’, it’s a big dog, a labrador or GSD perhaps.

dog poo
One thing I find annoying en route is the amount of dog poo everywhere.
There’s no excuse for it, as there is a dog bin in practically every road. In fact, we have never come across a place that is so dog friendly. I was furious the other day to find a huge pile which would have done any elephant proud next to the bin! Some people are so thoughtless and inconsiderate. I could have a job for life working for the council just clearing up dog sh!t.
I remember years ago owners dragging their mutts into the gutter to do their business.
I also remember my mother taking our previous dog for a walk and being shouted at to ‘Clear it Up’ when he squatted for a wee as he did sometimes.
‘What with?’ she yelled back. ‘I don’t carry a mop in my pocket for wee, you stupid man!’
Bless you Mum. Never stood for any nonsense in those days.

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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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