Saturday, February 1
Friendships through dogs.
Back in July I started going to the beach every day with Bing. Previously we had walked up the village lanes with my neighbour, but as the farms and stables became busier it was so much more practical to jump in the car and drive the 5 minute drive to the beach, where Bing had more space and freedom to burn off some of his energy. More importantly, it gave him the opportunity to mix with other dogs.
Whilst there are a few dogs and owners who come down frequently two brothers, with their dogs go every day.
Their dogs are Taz the little whippet,
and Juno the large black Labrador.
Since Julie we have met up each morning and the dogs really play well together. Paul and Al stay for about an hour and the dogs have a really good run around after each other, with other dogs and chase the balls.
At Christmas we received cards from both of them and the dogs of course.
Paul, Al and I have a chat about what we are doing later in the day and any plans for tea. Paul and Al both enjoy cooking and Paul has baked pies for Jon and I, today it was Al's turn to bring some steak pies he had made.....I think it should be my turn next!
A friendship from nowhere...but I always find nice people walk their dogs don't you?