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Hello Alfie & Archie

It’s a big Hello to Alfie and Archie this week, who have just started regular walks.

They both enjoy being out and about, so their walks are something they seem to look forward to quite a bit. Luckily the weather has been reasonably good since the new year, so we can go on the grass near their home without totally sinking into it!

First sign of spring

Sky has been out for his first walk of the new year today and while we were out, we saw the snowdrops below.

Although it’s only the beginning of January, it’s a good sign that spring is only just around the corner.

 

Happy New Year

Christmas is now over for another year. We didn’t stop for the festive season though, working on the theory our furry friends still want a walk, no matter what day it is. Pepper has been enjoying her walks over the holidays, as you can see from the photo above.

The new year looks set to be a busy one. In a couple of weeks it will be the busiest week for pre-booked walks we’ve ever had. So I just want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year and say thanks for your business over the last 12 months. Hopefully  we’ll meet even more furry friends and their owners over the next 12.

Sky

As winter gets closer it’s also getting colder outside. Sky is an ex-racing greyhound and he feels the chill a bit, so he’s been out wearing his camo coat this week.

It’s definitely warm. I just wish I could find one to fit me too!

Down by the pond

The weather has been ok this week. Just a bit cold. It’s been nice to see some sunshine though. Here’s the lake at Wingerworth, with the Smithy Pond pub in the background.

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.