Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Here I am at work, all on my own and longing to get home again. Hopefully I'll be leaving about 3 o'clock so I can get a fairly decent walk in before it gets too dark but to be honest I think they'll be happy with a short one as yesterday they looked at me as if to say 'when are you going back to work so we can get some sleep'.

On Monday we went to see Tania & Steve at Hassocks (near Brighton) and went for a lovely, but chilly, walk on the downs with them and their four Border Terriers, Dudley had a whale of a time dashing about investigating hedge rows and gorse bushes. He was a bit put out when we got to a pond and it was frozen solid, he did have a skate about but I called him off as I was a bit worried he would go through the ice, don't think I needed to worry as Tanie tried to break it so they could have a drink and was standing completely on it with nothing happening.

Yesterday I took the boys to Eridge Forest, we haven't been there for ages as it get's so muddy but it was frozen solid so no muddy dogs to clean when we got home. The RSPB seem to have started investing some money as there were new maps showing you the site and where the gates were etc which was good for me as I always seem to go to the wrong one when trying to find the car. The signs say that cycling is no longer permitted which is a shame for the cyclists but I did notice mountain bike tracks so I'm not sure how strictly it's inforced, it also says to pick up after dogs and stick to the tracks so birds are not disturbed so I think this might be a walk we don't do too often as I can't always guarantee that Dudley wont wander from the tracks. Didn't take Suzi as it was so cold and she really feels it, Dad says she went straight back to bed as soon as I shut the back door so I didn't feel too bad about not taking her.

I'm off to see my friend Karen on Friday as she has a new addition to the family who I'm dying to meet, not it's not a baby it's a SHELTIE called Murray who arrived last Sunday. She has two Border Terriers too and the Billy is overjoyed to have someone to play with but Daisy is not impressed and ignores him but I'm sure it wont be long before she's playing too. Dudley ignored Suzi for weeks when she first arrived and acted like a real spoiled brat by hiding all the toys behind an armchair then standing guard over them.

I have a training session with Natasha Wise on Saturday and am taking Suzi, I don't often do these with here as she doesn't always work very well and get's a bit clingy so I may take Dudley as backup incase she goes off the boil after the first hour.

Well suppose I should get on with the end of year reports then I can b****r off home.

1 comment:

Hudsondoglets said...

I'm off to Eridge for a walk some time this week. I still love it there but am a bit worried about some of the restrictions. Cycling has never been permitted even before the RSPB bought the site. It was worded a bit differently so nobody ever took any notice. I think it was something like "you are welcome to roam the forest on foot or horse back only". To be honest some of the cyclists irritate me because they don't slow down when they see you with dogs or horses and bearing in mind they're not supposed to be there ... grrhhh!! Anyway, it's still a lovely walk!

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