It’s 3 o’clock on the afternoon and it’s another hot one.
We’ve had a busy morning insomuch as Hubby has built the gates and then just need to be painted and hung (but not necessarily in that order) and while he was doing that I took our neighbour to a doctor’s appointment.
But the highlight of the day has to be our walk this morning.
We took Maya up to the prom and were quite early, so there were few people about.
In fact before long, we had the entire prom to ourselves and decided to take full advantage by letting her off the lead. This is a first other than at doggy class, but there were no distractions so we thought why not let her have some freedom.
Photos: left April on the prom, right May in our back garden.
She went trotting off then realised there was no restrictions so ran away! We called her name, she stopped dead, turned round and came straight back to us when we held our arms out, the same signal we used for Maggie.
This is a momentous occasion for us (OK, she might not do it tomorrow!), so she had lots of fuss and praise, plus treats, and was encouraged to go off and explore some more.
She was brilliant and when people started to arrive, we called her back to put her lead on. The rest of the walk was OK, though she did pull a little.
The second walk after lunch was very good too. There was a dog at the end of our road so I let them go first. Maya tugged a bit to see where they were going, then she was fine.
I gave her some slack to sniff the grass and she rewarded me so I cleared up, walked back to the bin, then we continued on our way.