Welcome to dogs buddy, Fred!

Welcome to FredToday, we welcome friendly Fred to our walks! I met Fred who is a black and white Cocker Spaniel, over the weekend and he was adorable and playful so I knew what to expect when I picked him up. He was very excited and couldn’t wait to get out. We went to Sale Water Park and through the fields at the back and up to the top of the River Mersey Brook. Mickey and another cocker spaniel, Elsa came along too, and they hit it off straight away playing chase and playing with a tennis ball.

Mickey, Fred and ElsaElsa and Fred - Spaniels together!Fred wanting me to throw the ball

Fred is my only canine client in the Sale area as other pooches are from Chorlton, Fallowfield and Didsbury areas, so I will need to pick others up first before getting to Fred. If there are any pooches from Sale, eager to join Fred on his walks then get in touch – remember it’s 10% discount for the first 4 weeks!

Welcome, 2 new pooches

Arthur and Maddie

These happy looking pooches are Arthur (a cross Cocker Beagle) and Maddie (a Cocker Spaniel) who joined dogs buddy for their first walk today! They were very excited when we arrived for a walk at Alexandra Park, and were exploring everywhere. They’ll be on regular walks so we’ll be venturing out to various places and keeping them very happy. Mickey also came along who they got on really well with so more doggy friends for our Mickey!

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A visit to Fletcher Moss Gardens

20130317_125024   A place we haven’t been to for a while is Fletcher Moss Gardens, which is based in West Didsbury, so we thought we would take Mickey, for a stroll out on Sunday. I’d forgotten how nice it was actually. For parking we went drove past the Didsbury pub and down by the church. We then walked straight down from this road, all the way down to Simon’s bridge 🙂  20130317_114854

At this bridge we took a left turn (if you were to turn right this would take you in the direction to Chorlton Water Park which I’ll mention another time)  and this will take you on the path alongside the River Mersey. On this path the football playing fields will be on the left so you could drop by here for a play of ball with your pooch. All you need to do then is just keep on the same path which will give you a good walk right up to Stenner Woods. 20130317_122057All the routes are sign posted so it will be difficult to get lost. Once you get to Stenner Woods, there will be a narrow wood bridge path so this may get difficult to cross if there is another group of people crossing in the other direction. This walk is highly recommended and there are signposted paths along the way and it would be advisable to take some decent walking shoes or wellies as it can get muddy especially after a spell of rain.

Welcome to dogs buddy, Sephy!

Welcome to Dogs Buddy!
Welcome to Dogs Buddy!

A very big welcome to Sephy, who joined Dogs Buddy on her first walk today! Sephy (full name Persephone) is a lovely Beddlington Terrier full of character. I came to meet her owner’s house and she was very sweet and quiet. I soon found out today though that Sephy is a real terrier under that ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ look 🙂 She loves to play chase, do playful barking and run at the geese and ducks who who were enjoying the sun in Chorlton Water Park . We were out for over an hour and she loved every minute! Plenty more of that on our future walks.  20130316_123952

A walk around Platt Fields Park

Platt Fields ParkIt’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.

Welcome, cheeky Charlie!

Hello Charlie!This cheeky little chappie is called Charlie, a very lovely 8 month old Springer Spaniel! He came with us on his first walk today, and had bags of energy as you might expect at his tender age. He is my youngest client so he will definitely keep me on my feet. I discovered that Charlie likes to play in leaves, chase sticks and play with other dogs. He also likes to chase the ball…he just doesn’t like to give it me back! Charlie is also friends with Rosie the labradoodle and Barney and Bella, so he’ll have no problem on days out with the other pooches although I somehow think Rosie may be his age range for continuous play! Watch out for more updates on Charlie’s adventures!

Mickey chasing Charlie Charlie and Mickey playing in the parkrunning around playing Who's a handsome lad!

 

Fun in the Sun!

Connie ans Petra enjoying the sunWell, 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 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. Connie enjoying the River Mersey ViewPetra having a little break

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…Mickey and Elsa 20130305_143940

Welcome along to the fun, Rocky!

Welcome Rocky!This handsome chappie is Rocky, who joined Dogs Buddy on his first walk today, and loved every minute! I usually see Rocky and his owner in the small local park as he plays with Mickey most mornings. Rocky loves to chase for sticks and explore. We went to Longford Park where he met some other doggy friends and played along with them in the sun. He didn’t want to come back home by the end of his walk but he was certainly worn out from all his excitement.  Mickey and Rocky

A big welcome to Elsa!

Hello to ElsaA big welcome to Elsa, the lovely black cocker spaniel! Elsa!

Elsa joined us for her first walk and we went around Longford Park. Elsa loves to have a good sniff around and enjoy a bit of chasing a ball or a stick. She looked a bit scared of other big dogs that came over to say hello but saw them off with a playful bark. Mickey came along too and enjoyed her company. I think he’s getting used to all this female attention from our other female doggy clients 🙂

Mickey and Elsa

A big welcome to Cleo!

Welome Cleo!Dogs Buddy gives a big welcome to cute little Cleo, shown in the picture on the left. Cleo is a lovely little Jack-a-poo and joined us on a couple of walks today, and will be along for more walks and play during this week, and the weekend!

Mickey was also pleased to see her and they played ball together, and must be loving all this female attention. At least Cleo was more his size as his other lady friends do tower over him!