Sophie has been enjoying her twice-weekly walks now the weather is getting a bit warmer. Here she is on the unrestored bit of the Chesterfield Canal between Staveley and Renishaw. There are ambitious plans to reinstate this last section of the waterway over the next few years, with the majority of trhe work being done by the volunteers of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. If you think you can help their efforts in any way you can contact them via their website at https://chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/
One of the biggest expenses for any small business is transportation and here at Andy Walks we are no exception. With the cost of fuel skyrocketing, I have been faced with the option of either increasing the costs of our services or doing something about the monthly fuel bill.
The answer to the problem has come in the form of a Peugeot Ion electric car. With a range of around 50 miles and the ability to recharge to around 75% in less than half an hour, it’s ideal for the short hops between clients and can easily accomodate any dog who needs to travel too. But the best news is that the fuel savings mean there is currently no further need to increase the prices of any of our pet care services.
The Andy Walks van with it’s distinctive advertisements will still be around, but electric power is now a cheap, quiet and green option to help keep us on track for the future.
There have been some nice days just recently. I took this photo last week while walking Winter down at the local angling club pond in Bolsover. If you look carefully you can see Bolsover Castle in the background.
After a few wet days the weather has changed for the better today. Here’s Venus and Roco, waiting for the sunset over the reservoir this afternoon at Harthill.
This scene is soon set to change with the dam on the left of the photo being replaced over the next couple of years as part of a £5,000,000 improvement project.
Autumn is definitely here judging by the trees. Venus and Roco have been out this week enjoying the seasonal colours in the woods near Harthill.
Winter is here. Not the season, but the husky! Winter or Winnie to her friends is enjoying walks while her owner is at work. This time of year that involves a lot of playing in the leaves.
It seems Winter has brought on the season of the same name too. I’ve scraped the frost off my windscreen for the first time this week. Roll on summer!
Nova has been out, enjoying her morning walks. She was a lockdown puppy, so was quite nervous when I first started walking her because she hadn’t seen much of anyone or anything apart from her immediate family. I’m pleased to report she’s a lot more relaxed now though and seems to enjoy her walks more and more.
Chino has been enjoying some lunchtime home visits recently. Along with his friend Frank, he usually has a good run around the garden, chasing bubbles and anything else that moves for that matter!
Venus and Roco have been out for daily walks again this week. They like sticks, although this one might have been a bit big for them to manage!
Chino and Frank have been out enjoying the sunny weather this week. It’s been cold and wet for ages here, but the sun has come out over the last two or three days. So we’re all making the most of it while it lasts!