Welcome to Hendrix!

2014-01-16 14.01.11I’ve only just realised that I haven’t yet posted a welcome blog for Hendrix, who has been on walks for 3 weeks now. So a big belated welcome to Hendrix!

Hendrix is a 2-year-old Boston Terrier and is such a cutie! Hendrix has been getting used to his new surroundings and has joined us on some walks with his new mate Mickey, who get along just great! Hendrix does like to tease him though. For a small pooch he can certainly jump quite high – when I arrive to take him out he cannot control his excitement and must have springs in his legs the height he reaches when jumping up at me 🙂

Here are some pics of Hendrix:-

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Welcome to Hugo and Winston!

Winston & HugoThis week we had two new brothers join the group, a pair of dachshunds called Hugo and Winston who are both 15 months old. 2014-01-22 14.13.582014-01-21 13.05.16

Their owners have just moved to the Chorlton area so unfortunately, their usual dog walker was unable to carry on taking them out. they have a lot to get used to, new house, new area new walker and new doggy friends but thankfully they were very friendly and affectionate when I first went to visit them, and were very excited when they went out on their first walks with us. They both were a little nervous some days but once they were out exploring and mooching they were very happy pooches 🙂  and showed their appreciation by jumping all over me back home and licking me!

Hugo and Winston will be out with us every other week and will hopefully settle in to their new surroundings in no time. Here are a few pics of the cheeky duo…

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Hello to Leo the JRT!

2013-11-07 11.58.47A big welcome to this little cutie Leo, the Jack Russell who is 1 year old and very lovable!

Leo joined us today on a group walk and he thoroughly enjoyed himself! He went out with the 2 Dexters and Mickey, and he was so excited to have a set of new pooch pals. He’s a fast little runner too for such short legs – Dexter the schnauzer was out-run on some occasions!

Mickey loves him too and he always shows a bit more fondness when he meets his own kind – I was hoping for a little JRT for this reason.

Here are some pics of him in action…

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Walk your dog in Priory Gardens

2013-09-24 13.06.50I’ve been on regular dog walks in Sale, and never really knew of this place until someone i was talking to in Worthington Park suggested it. I’ve driven past it on the motorway and on Dane Road, but never really noticed it.

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Not sure why they call it ‘gardens’ as it’s a just woodland and dirt tracks so maybe it used to be something years ago. There is no link to it on the website so couldn’t do any read ups about it.  I visited Priory Gardens a few weeks ago with Fred and Basil and it’s not bad at all. If you want to walk your dog somewhere quiet and by this I mean not many other dogs or people, then it’s worth a visit. It’s not like a quiet woodland though as you have the sound of the traffic from the motorway and also the metro link line which runs at the side of it.  It does have paths you can take to get to Sale Water Park so if you wanted to pad out your walk then have a walk over the big white bridge, or at the side which runs alongside the metro line. 

You won’t get lost as all the paths will take you back to the main car park area. It may be best to take some decent footwear on rainy days, or following any wet days as it can be quite muddy!

You can get to Priory Gardens from Dane Road, or by joining it from the Water Park.

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Hullard Park

Hullard ParkI’ve driven past Hullard Park quite a few times but never really gave it much thought as I imagined it was only small. I went there a couple of times recently and was pleasantly surprised by its size, and by the look of it too as I didn’t expect much from it.

Hullard Park is situated just off Stretford Road, and just on the border of Hulme and Whalley Range. It is looked after very well with lots of floral bed designs in the main area with 2 open spaced fields just outside of the circular bench area. There is also a children’s play area and wildlife meadow. I have attached a link to the website however, it looks like they are updating the site so this may appear soon.

Here are some pictures taken whilst I was walking around and I would definitely recommend a quick visit maybe as a stop off for a quick walk with your pooch…which is just what I did.

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Welcome to Scrumpy!

Scrumpy!A big welcome to Scrumpy, the old english/poodle mix who joined us on her first walk today, with Dexter & Tilly! Scrumpy is 8 years old although you wouldn’t think so by the way she was bouncing and running about today 🙂

Scrumpy’s owner has just moved to Chorlton and will be joining us again soon for more fun in the parks. I was told that she likes to bark and chase other dogs around and she certainly did that today. Here are some pics of the lovely looking girl… 2013-10-10 13.11.462013-10-10 12.57.47 2013-10-10 12.57.51 2013-10-10 12.57.56 2013-10-10 13.00.47 2013-10-10 13.01.00

Welcome to Lola, the greyhound!

2013-10-07 13.43.49Lola is an eight year old retired greyhound, and joined us for her first walk today! We went to Longford Park with Mickey, Barney and Bella who are all of similar age and enjoyed each others company. She was very excited when I arrived!

Lola walks very nice and calm but was eyeing up all the squirrels in the park .Thankfully she didn’t go mad to pull for them.

Here are some pics of Lola and as you can see she is a beauty! I’ll look forward to taking her out on more walks and introducing her to new pooch2013-10-07 13.42.12 pals along the way.

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Rolfie the Cocker Spaniel pup!

2013-09-16 17.10.35 This very cute little puppy is called Rolfie, who at 4 months old is my youngest pooch on walks! Rolfie is a black Cocker Spaniel and he came on his first walk and followed Mickey, all around the park who was very accommodating as he was jumping all over him 🙂

Rolfie was bouncing along happily and stopping for little breaks as his legs are not quite strong enough to keep up the pace. He had plenty of “AWS” and “Isn’t he cute” from passers-by.

Here are some pics of little rolfie…

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Welcome along to Dexter!

2013-09-09 13.59.02We have another schnauzer joining the fun, and another Dexter! 

Dexter came on his first walk today, and I thought i would ease him in gently by introducing him to my Mickey and Tilly. He was a bit unsure when I picked him up as his regular walker has now moved away. I have met him on a couple of occasions to arrange his walks so he kind of recognised me. Once he got to the park though he was enjoying himself and having loads of fun. 

Dexter will be on regular weekly walks so I’ll look forward to taking him out and building on our friendship! It’s going to be confusing when our other Dexter comes back on his walks as he is just on a break at present. 

 

Here are some pics of him in action…

 

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The new dogs-buddy mobile on the road soon…

2013-09-03 15.49.55If Batman has his bat mobile then Dogman (as I’ve been referred to when collecting our lovely pooches) can have his!

Although it won’t have super gadgets, the new mobile has been undergoing some changes to make the journey for your pooches even more enjoyable! It will be fitted with a padded waterproof flooring, and large cages with a comfortable surface which will have water bowls attached for a drink after a good run and play in the park.  It is a smooth drive so will be picking all your hounds up in due course.  Here are some sneaky pics of the mobile…

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