Sunday 5th November 2017
I took a few more photos this week, so I have split my blog entries back into days again, so you don’t get too bored.
For our Sunday afternoon walk Teddy and I were back on Canford Heath. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and the landscape was very different to last Wednesday afternoon. This was the view along South Walk.
And here’s a sign post, pointing us on our way.
The heath looks lovely in its autumn colours
And Teddy, as ever, was happy to be out and about.
And here again as we walked down towards the stream.
Watch out! Here he comes!
I had to put him on the lead as we approached the stream as the cows were close by. And then after we crossed the stream and walked up a narrow path I still had to leave him on lead as we were being followed by a rider on a horse. However, some people have less sense than they were born with, for, while I was trying to walk Teddy to a spot where the rider could pass us or turn off to the right out of our way, she decided to break into a canter and shoot off to the right. Now Teddy is a sighthound who is born to chase, so although he was calm but interested when the horse was walking, he went nuts when it started to canter as he wanted to chase it. Which meant I had a struggle to hold onto him and then had to keep him on the lead for ages as he kept wanting to go after the horse. So any riders out there: please don’t canter or gallop near to a dog, especially not a sight hound. It only winds them up and is likely to result in them chasing you.
Eventually I was able to let Teddy off the lead again, when I took this photo looking back towards the old tip.
Sunday night was Bonfire Night in the UK (the anniversary of Guy Fawkes plot to detonate explosives under the Houses of Parliament). Jez was always terrified of fireworks and we struggled to find sedatives strong enough to keep her calm. Max, on the other hand, totally ignored them. I’m pleased to say that Teddy doesn’t seem to be too bothered by them, as long as he can stay indoors when they are going off close by. Ironically, now we no longer have Jez, there were far less fireworks over the week-end than in recent years.