Tuesday Walk thoughts 24th July

I was up by 7.30 and out walking the dog.
It was a pleasant start to the day, cooler than indoors, but threatening to be another scorching hot day.

I met up with a couple and their little shih tzu. I’ve seen them practically every day for the past week. He’s 16 and has arthritis in his front legs, so is taken up to the prom in a ‘chariot’ (think cross between a pushchair and shopping trolley) barking all the way as if to say ‘I’m going out now!’ Once he’s let out at the top, he’s happy as Larry, and quiet!
Actually, there are a lot of dog chariots around here, most for little dogs ranging from shih tzus like him to yorkies and westies.

Maggie was on a mission to wee, of which she did three, before we re-entered the park to come home.
I was saddened to see one of the early ducklings dead on the water. A beautiful bird, with cream and brown flecked plumage, almost adult size. We think a fox is on the prowl as we’ve seen several areas of feathers denoting demise rather than molting. On a happier note, the latest brood of 10 is still paddling and cheeping well.
Photo: June 2015 (yes, really, three years ago!)

Maggie was in the mood to smell the flowers today, and there is a large broom bush close to the entrance of the park. I got this image from google.
I’d never really appreciate this plant before, something a townie like me takes for granted I suppose, but the sparrows love it, and the aroma is breathtaking.
Of course our chocolate box garden is still a wonderful sight (previous pictures here)
We got home just before 8.30, Maggie saving her final performance for the front lawn.
The day is beginning to heat up, so it will be another one indoors for us.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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2 Responses to Tuesday Walk thoughts 24th July

  1. We are having incredible heat and almost constant rain. It’s like walking in soup.

    • No rain here, and no sign of any. Up to almost 27 degrees indoors. The car was off the charts inside when we got in it at 11am to take her for a walk. It’s too hot to walk her anywhere in this heat during the day, so we drive a short distance with all the windows open and she can stick her head out, have a little walk on grass for her to do her business and then come home. We keep a thermometer on the dashboard to monitor the interior before letting her in.

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