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Scaling new heights

Pepper moved house a few weeks ago, so we’ve had to find some new places to go for her walks. The first walk we tried, along a footpath beside a field, was ok  when it was dry, but got very muddy after any rain. So after spotting another path last week, we ended up on top of this very steep hill at Carlton-in-Lindrick.

Otis is back

Otis has started his walks again after having a break for the summer. He always enjoys his hour in the local country park and the recent sunny weather has helped a lot.

Another sunny day

We’ve had quite a few sunny days just recently, with temperatures reaching 30C on a couple of occasions. The heat means some dogs don’t feel like walking, but Pepper is not one of them! She loves her walks, no matter what the weather is doing.

It probably helps that we walk inder trees and in the shade of buildings for a lot of the time. It’s tricky keeping dogs cool, but Pepper doesn’t seem to worry about it. She’s just pleased to be outside, experiencing summer while it lasts!

Hi Sky

Meet Sky the greyhound, who had his first walk with me last week. He’s a recently retired ex-racing dog, who now lives with new owners as a family pet.

You might think a greyhound would need a lot of excercise. But you would be wrong. Yes, Sky likes a walk, but no more so than most other dogs. Greyhounds are actually quite calm and like to curl up quietly for a snooze most of the time. Ex-racing dogs have usually been well trained, so will walk to heel no problem at all.

If you’re thinking of getting a dog, you could do a lot worse than adopting a greyhound like Sky.

Out in the sunshine

Hunter & Tweed have been out in the sunshine today. After a few drops of rain this morning it’s now brightened up a bit. It’s definitely starting to feel like autumn is on the way though.

Under the trees

It’s turning out to be a funny old week for weather. One minute it’s freezing cold and raining, while  the next it’s blazing sunshine and 30 degrees!

The weather hasn’t bothered Hunter & Tweed though, who are in the photo above, enjoying a bit of shade cast by the trees on the Thoresby Estate.


It was a little bit cooler this morning than it has been earlier in the week, so Sophie enjoyed her walk much more. We  were able to walk a bit further than we have been doing recently and it  wasn’t  quite as tiring for either her or me!

Welcome back Jarvis

It’s been a few weeks since Jarvis had a walk booked, but  today he’s back. Originally he had regular walks while his owner recovered from an operation, but now hejust has an occasional walk when his owners are out. It’s always nice to see him.

A walk in the woods

It’s turning out to be quite hot this week. I can’t believe I’m in anything like the same places I was back in January. It feels like a different planet!

Dogs generally don’t like walking when it’s hot, so the woods on the Thoresby Estate provide some welcome shade for Hunter and Tweed.