It’s been a lovely day today… The last few days have been mega hot – not a common occurance in England – and definitely not something I yearn for when I can’t just sit back and enjoy it! Today it’s been a lovely temperature, but with a nice light breeze… And I was adequately dressed in short leggings and a strapless top…
This morning/afternoon I took the dog for a walk with the boyfriend… He’s a Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossed with something (the dog; not the boyfriend!) We think he’s crossed with a Rhodesian Ridgeback but not sure at all! The vet said he’s more Staffie than anything else… And he’s 2 and a half, really soft and lovely, annoying in that he constantly has to be in contact with you; under your feet, snuggled up against your legs, and he cuddles like a human, with his front legs around your neck and his back legs around your waist!!
Anyway… you should probably know by now that I digress… a lot!
So we went up to a massive bit of craggy land that leads onto the Trans Pennine Trail, armed with two bottles of water for us and a doggy bottle for Chad.
We walked along the trail, for a little way and then when we got to the viaduct, we stopped for a rest and gave Chad some water… He was way too excited to be free and out in the open… He doesn’t get taken for many walks, unfortunately… Purely laziness in honesty and I hope that we can make it a more regular occurance!
After sitting down for five minutes we decided that we ought to head back home… Chad was getting a little worn out and the boyfriend’s ankle was starting to twinge (he broke it a few years ago and still gets some pain occasionally)
On the way home Chad started being really naughty. He’s always pulled a bit on his lead but when he’s let off he generally only goes so far and stops to wait for us. Today though, we had to shout him a number of times before he’d stop and even then, he got his little stubborn act on and refused to come back to us!
I told him off for not listening, in a total wannabe Supernanny way – giving him a little cuddle afterwards!! I joked with the boyfriend that I was practicing for our children!
Well, that’s what I’ve been up to today… 🙂