Hubby was up early and took the dog out before 6 to avoid the masses.
Even then, there were several people out and a black labrador took an instant shine to Maggie and would not leave her alone. Hubby warned the owner that she was old and twitchy, and asked him to call his dog off. We don’t let her off lead at all now on our walks as she tends to go running in any direction regardless of traffic if she sees the postman or another dog. I’m glad we have an extending lead which gives her some leeway to explore!
Hubby had to amend his intentions to avoid said labrador and owner who seemed to be wanting to go in whatever direction he did, and ended up on the beach.
Wish I’d been there with him as there was a deer running along the sand. The problem was there were people and dogs in both directions and the poor animal had nowhere to go. There was nothing Hubby could do, so in order to get out of everyone’s way, he walked back, meeting up yet again with black ladrador and owner, this time on opposite sides of the road as the dog wanted to go up on the beach but the owner didn’t. Visions of disaster as traffic was building up and it’s a blind corner so if the dog shot across the road and a car was coming, well, I don’t like to think about it.
I’ve therefore had a late start to the day, and here it is now 10 am.
We’ve all had breakfast, and today’s main meal is a cottage pie with baked beans. Maggie will have some of the minced beef before I add anything else. We seem to be making progress with getting her to eat her own dinner now by cutting it up and mixing it with our ‘goodies’, plus limiting her biscuits to 5 or 6 a day.
We had an early night last night, but she wasn’t having that as after a two hour snooze, got me up at 11.45 to go out. She did the business though, and settled down again until 5.30 so I’m not complaining.
We plan to do absolutely nothing and go nowhere today as we anticipate holiday makers coming for the weekend or day trips. The caravan parks and picnic areas are all open now and no doubt the town is excited at the prospect of revenue but locals are nervous wrecks.