Hubby had an errand to run so I ended up walking the dog on my own to the park this afternoon.
It’s been a lot cooler today, quite pleasant in fact, so much better than the recent nights when the air has been so stuffy and heavy, it’s been like sleeping in a dough oven.
Maggie has been suffering terribly, unable to get comfortable or find a cool place to lie.
We’ve had the fan on and windows open, but it hasn’t helped any of us really as the rooms are airless.
It was actually raining when I got up at 7 am, that fine invisible drizzle that you can only feel. It got a little heavier and although it didn’t come to anything, the air felt fresher.
We haven’t done much today, though I went up to get some frozen fruit and surprise surprise, this discount supermarket didn’t have any. Even if they had, it was more expensive, but what was in that particular part of the freezer was more expensive again as it had been ‘mis-filed’. I wondered if anyone actually noticed.
The banks alongside the lake were completely covered in geese so I walked on the opposite side with my bag of seed. A couple of gents the worse for beer were moaning about people who let their dogs run free, and I was glad I still had Maggie on her lead as I’d normally have let her off by now. I heard them mention a dead duck in the water on the other side and they were convinced a dog had killed it. This is probably not the case as ducks kill ducks by drowning in the mating process sometimes.
I walked on, thankful there were other people around as I had a feeling these were the two characters that Hubby had come across a few days ago when walking Maggie on his own.
There were ducks and ducklings dotted around and I was able to sit out of sight of the geese. I had my phone and took some pictures. They’re not bad, but not brilliant, but I am getting better!
It didn’t take long for Radar to muscle in. He’s really sneaky, but today didn’t have it all his own way as another goose moseyed over and quietly started tucking in too.
I had a pleasant quarter of an hour or so before more grey feathers and black feet arrived and looking up, the lake was alive with about a hundred geese all headed in my direction!
I put the seed bag back in my pocket ready for next time as I hadn’t used it all, and joined a friend and her dog as they were walking round the park whilst her fish and chips were being cooked at the chippy. Her dog was being treated to a sausage, but I didn’t let on to Maggie.