Monday 24th February 2014
We had bright sunshine first thing, but by the time I got to sing my little ‘Bin Day’ song to get the dogs out it had clouded over and the sun had disappeared. That meant Jez set out on our walk to Upton Heath with us. She didn’t get very far though: to the bottom of Bluebell Lane and then she would go no further, so I turned round and took her home before setting out, once again, with just Max.
Our walk was fairly uneventful, although we did have a surprise when we got to his favourite pond: it was already occupied.
And in case you can’t make them out, there was a male and female mallard on the pond, which moved to the bank when Max got it. I kept him to the near side of the pond though, so we didn’t really disturb them much.
For a Springer Max is very good around ducks – he rarely attempts to chase them. Normally he’s far too interested in playing in the water to bother about such things.