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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.

Charlie is back

New boy Charlie was out for a walk yesterday afternoon. It was only his second walk with me, but he’s settled into the routine quite well.

Luckily it wasn’t too hot yesterday, so it was comfortable walking. However I’ve had to cut some walks short today because some dogs really do not like the heat.

Growing up

Hunter & Tweed are back after a few weeks break. They always enjoy their lunchtime walks. After not seeing them for about a month it’s amazing how much they’ve grown.

Rain

It’s not been a great week for weather this week. It’s the middle of June, the longest day of summer is less than a month away and I’m still wearing waterproof that Scott of the Antarctic would be proud of.

Even Pepper dug out her wooly Christmas jumper!

Otis enjoying the summer

Otis was out and about again last week. He always enjoys his walks but he’s not too keen on rain. So the sunny days down by the lake are perfect for him.

It’s hard to believe this is actually the site of the old Orgreave Collier and coking plant. All of that is long gone now and as part of the site reclamation they created Lake Waverley, which is totally man made. Unfortunately they have started to spoil it again by continuing to build a ridiculously large number of new houses. I can’t help but wonder what all these new residents are going to do for things like schools, doctors and shops etc, none of which seem to have been included in the development so far.

Meet Charlie

This is Charlie, who was out and about on his first walk with us last week. He’s a lively Springer Spaniel who loves being outside and exploring new places.

 

Meet Hope

This is Hope. She’s just one of a trio of dogs who have just started enjoying lunchtime walks.

Despite being a tiny mini-Dachshund, she loves walking. It always amazes me how small dogs with short legs manage to walk so far and so fast. They easily out-pace me sometimes!

Summer is here

Summer seems to have arrived this week. After a cold and wet week last week, Monday greeted us with clear blue skies.

Jarvis is taking full advantage of the nice weather. He’s been running around, Barking his head off. Typical Jarvis!

 

May Flowers

May is here and the May-blossom is out just to prove it. Afters nice sunny start to the week, the weather has now deteriorated to wind and rain. However I took the photo above on Tuesday while walking Jarvis, while the seater was still good. That feels like a distant memory now.

 

Enjoying another walk

Hunter and Tweed enjoyed their walk again yesterday. Believe it or not, they are actually brother and sister, despite looking quite a lot different. They both like to eat carrots though, which is what they’re doing here.