MOH took us for a field trip on Saturday to Wells as there was a market on.
I thought he wanted something specific, but he was just being our considerate friend and giving us something else to think about to help us relax.
I treated us to fancy coffees and buns as we’d gone in his car. Bud won’t get in ours, so as we used his petrol, it seemed only fair.
Bud took the opportunity to roll in the grass.
The market was good, and I fell in love with some fabulous pieces of wood. If only I’d had the money……………….
As well as our two, there were dogs everywhere, ranging from puppies to elderly arthritic mutts, shih tzus to Burmese mountain dogs and standard poodles, all out on a sunny day with their owners.
I made a fuss of them all, and met a new breed………… a cavapoo.
This lady had a 20 week old champagne coloured puppy who was absolutely gorgeous.
Apparently she lost her 8 year old cavalier in the summer, but loved the breed for their personality and temperament. Her vet suggested getting one of these, a first cross, as they tended to have all the characteristics and were likely to live a little longer than cavaliers.
I think Dad was the toy poodle.
One guy had two border terrier X dogs, I would guess the other half was jack russell, and I asked if I could fuss them.
‘I don’t think so,’ he said.’ They don’t like strangers.’
I didn’t mind, but before I could go anywhere, I had the pair of them dancing at my knees wanting to be petted.
‘That’s a first!’ the guy laughed.
I told him it was rare for a dog not to like me, though I respected them (and their owners) and let the dogs come to me if they wanted.
‘I can see that,’ he said. ‘Dogs can tell the good people.’
It was such a positive day, full of life and happiness.
Everyone was in good spirits, the street buskers were good, the market stalls interesting, if expensive, and both Maggie and Bud were well behaved, sitting patiently waiting for their titbit of bun and Maggie her frothy lick of coffee.
The cathedral is fabulous.
When we got back, we had a couple of games of scrabble then watched the final of Strictly Come Dancing. I’d never seen it before but the hype about it is always overwhelming.
I can’t understand why. The judges were irritating, and the cute boy won because he was the only celebrity male in the final and had dimples.
My vote went for Alexandra Burke and her partner because they were really enjoying themselves, and it was not just for the cameras. I felt tired watching them.
This picture of Bud says it all really.