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.
Well after a nice Bank holiday break, it was back with a bang today, with lots of dogs to walk – 12 in total! Tuesday is usually a busy day anyway, so I’m usually prepared but the weather was gloriously hot today the pooches were all hot and bothered in and out of the car! Good job I took plenty of water with me!
I was out the door this morning by 8.15 and back home just after 5pm and in that period I covered Fallowfield, Hulme, Chorlton, Stretford, Old Trafford, Sale, and Northenden in picking the dogs up, and 4 parks – Platt Fields Park, Birchfields Park, Longford Park, and Chorlton Ees. I was definitely in need of a brew (and cold drink) and a good shower after all that. The pooches all had a good time and the difference of when they all get in the car, to when they are all travelling back is noticeable – happy and excited on the way, and flaked out on the way back 🙂 Job well done I’d say!
Well today was a busy day with 4 walks in total but I loved every minute of it in this lovely weather! It’s about time the sun was out and feeling warm after the very long winter we’ve had! Today also saw the return of Petra and Connie who joined me on a nice walk along the Fallowfield Cycleway Loop. Both were very excited when I arrived to take them out so it was nice to have been missed. I’ll look forward to taking them out on more ventures.
All the pooches were very happy to be out and here are some picture highlights from today…
It’s been a while since I last gave a place to visit so I thought I would include this park as I do love a walk around this one. Platt Fields Park is a large public park off Wilmslow Road in Rusholme, Manchester, England. It is home to Platt Hall, and was originally known as the Platt Estate or the Platt Hall Estate. Fallowfield lies to the south and the Wilmslow Road runs along its eastern edge.
I have been during then weekends but just lately I’ve included some of my dog walks here, and it’s been nice a peaceful to walk around during the week days. I usually start from the car park and walk through the gardens at the back which then leads on to a path that goes up to, and past the costume gallery. From here you can walk along the path which leads up to the university football playing fields. There is plenty of space here to play ball or even sit around and enjoy the sun on the warmer days. Depending on hoe long you wish to stay out for you can either walk the circle of the park by walking by the fence of the football grounds, or head over a small bridge which will lead you to the lake. I tend to walk around the whole of the park, and leave the lake until last. You can definately gian a 1 hour walk and even more by doing this.
Facilities in the park include a couple of childrens play areas, bowling green, BMX track, basketball and tennis courts, and a picnic area. There are usually events arranged throughout the year which you can find on the website.
It’s definately worth a visit whenever you’re nearby the Fallowfield area.
Well, another perfect day for being out and about on walks in the glorious sunshine! We always seem to have a nice few days of this weather in March, in recent years. Makes me so glad I had the conviction (and encouragement from my partner, friends and family) to set up Dogs Buddy. I suppose I won’t be saying this when it turns grey, cold and rainy again so I’d best make the most of it. I woke up with a big smile on my fave looking forward to the day, and a new doggy client which I’ve mentioned about in another post. I picked up the girls Petra and Connie, who gave me a great welcome as always and day by day it’s getting quicker to get them ready so they must be eager to get out. Connie always stands the same height as me when she jumps up to greet me (and sniff out treats from various pockets in my clothes) whilst Petra barks with excitement. Petra is still unsure about getting into the car so I have to gently lift her in. She then howls for a bit of the journey but then for some reason stopped and sat looking out of the windows. Perhaps it’s the soothing tones of Ken Bruce on Radio 2..?!! We went along to Chorlton Water Park where they explored and got excited by other dogs passing by, and also went over to Kenworthy Woods where it was a little quieter. Here are some pics of them on their adventures.
By the afternoon I was on my second visit to Longford Park, after Rocky’s walk, this time with Elsa the Cocker Spaniel. Elsa always loves it there and did her usual thing of exploring, playing, chasing and coming back for a stroke and a little treat! Elsa was also worn out by the end off the hour so my work had been done for the day – happy pooches all round. An even busier day tomorrow so bring it on…
After being unwell over the weekend, it was nice to get back into walking our canine clients again and what a lovely day it’s been – has Spring finally sprung?!
After a chilly start this morning the sun arrived to give perfect weather for us dog walkers; the pooches certainly loved bouncing about and playing in the sunlight! Mickey was especially happy that I was better again as he did get out for a few walks but spent most of the days watching over me whilst I recovered in bed inbetween my walks.
I’ve not been updating the blogs and uploading pics from the days adventures so will include some highlights here and add some to the gallery for you to check out.
Mickey and I also met with some new canine clients today, who will be joining us for walks soon so pics of these doggies will be on here soon showing them on our days out to local parks. So as well as Rosie, Honey, Bella, Barney, Petra, Connie, Elsa, Cleo, our Mickey will be soon be playing out with Rocky and Charlie very soon!
Today I introduced Mickey to my beautiful new clients Petra and Connie – although they were towering over him, they got on like a house on fire! We took a stroll along the Fallowfield Loop pathway from Ladybarn up to Highfield Country Park. The ladies met lots of admirers along the way, and Mickey got quite jealous of all the attention they were getting!
Two gorgeous girls joined me on their first walk today – Petra the brown Pharoah Hound, and Connie the white Ibizan Hound.
We went around Chorlton Water Park and Kenworthy Woods and along the top of the brook. They were very excited to be out and received lots of attention and compliments and I’m sure they’ll be plenty more fun for them the rest of this week!
As The Mersey valley /Chorlton Ees is a huge in scope, we thought we would divide different sections up in which to visit…with your dog(s) of course.
We’ll start with Chorlton Water Park and move our way across. Chorlton Water Park is lovely to walk round and we actually went here recently on a Sundat, where we met up with family and their 2 little toddlers. You can enter via the car park situated up a little hill before the park at the end of Maitland Avenue, or by having a stroll from the other parts of the Mersey Valley. Chorlton Water Park
is fairly quiet during the week but once the weekend starts you’ll find joggers, cyclists, or families taking a nice stroll around the outside of the lake.
There are plenty of benches which go all the way around so you can take a break every now and then or enjoy the atmosphere. There is also a van usually situated near a cluster of park benches where you can get yourself a coffee or tea and a little snack. On the left hand side path from the car park, you’ll find the childrens play area to keep them entertained. Dogs aren’t allowed inside here but I’m sure they’ll be happy playing around outside.