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.
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…
This is a place I dscovered a couple of weeks ago on my walk around Chorlton Water Park, and needed to make it last an hour or so. As the Water Park can be done in 20 minutes or so depending on how quick you’re walking, I came out of one of the exits which leads on the the big bridge crossing over the brook. I decided to venture along the path over the other side of the bridge and took a turn off to the right.
It takes you to a nice bit of woodland which is circular and takes you back to the same path a bit further up. I noticed that Kenworthy Woods can also be accessed from the Sale motorway a bit further up (shown in the picture). This stretch of woodland can be explored over on the left and side of the bridge too so it will still bring you back to where you started without fear of getting lost. It’s a nice extension to the Water Park walk and a lot quieter so no problems about getting caught in the path of passing joggers and cyclists. If you’re looking for that bit extra of a walk then why not have a stroll through these woods. The pooches will love it too!
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!