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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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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Welcome to Basil the Shnauzer!

Basil!This is Basil the black Schnauzer, who joined us on his first walk today, and he loved every minute! Basil isn’t supposed to be out on his walks properly until early September, however, his owner has suggested some early walks so that he is ready for his regular walks with the rest of the gang.

Basil is a lovely little pooch and has a cute little bouncy walk. He loves to say hello to other dogs on the park, and he came along with Mickey and Scout who had a little play of ball with him. As with the first day I met him, he loves his little treats and sits nicely for one.

I can see we’re going to get on and I’m sure he’ll love meeting some new pals over the next few weeks! Here are some pics of Basil in action…

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Professional pictures of beautiful Boris!

IMG_1183When I collected Boris for his walk yesterday, his owner showed me some pics he had taken during their walk in the week. There were lots of really nice pics of the good-looking lad and he just loves to have his picture taken!

I asked if he would be kind enough to send them to me so I could share them with you good people. When I take pics of the pooches on our walks it’s from my phone camera, however, these were taken from his professional looking large lens camera with lots of functions to allow great pics from various angles.

There were lots more pics taken and these were just a few he has shared with me. If you would like some professional looking pics taken of your pooch or of anything else you may want, then please let me know and I shall put you in touch with Boris’ owner.

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Worthington Park, Sale.

2013-06-25 13.18.21I only discovered Worthington park this week while looking for a different place to walk in Sale. I must have drove past so many times and not realised, it was only when I googled parks in the area that I discovered it!

I went along with Boris and Dexter on Tues 24th June, and then again today (Wed 25th June) with Little Rosie and Freddie.  I highly recommend this park if you’re planning on looking for somewhere to take the pooches and/or children out as it’s a lovely looking place and as the website proudly states it has won the Green Flag award for the last 2 years running.  You can certainly tell as it is one of the cleanest and well kempt parks I’ve been to.

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It has a bowling green, play areas, toilets, quiet areas of grass land and a couple of large open spaces as shown on the map I’ve added below.

Worthington Park is located at the end of Cheltenham Drive in the centre of Sale – postcode M33 2DQ. Other main entrances to the Park are on Broad Road M33 2ES and via Charlton Drive M33 2BJ.

plan of Worthington PARK

Welcome to the fun, Boris!

2013-05-20 14.05.25A big welcome along to the gang for Bouncing Boris, who is a cute silky brown Cocker Spaniel!

I met Boris and his owner a few weeks back prior to their move over to Sale, which happened over the weekend. Boris joined us for his first walk today, and despite all the stress with moving and new surroundings he hit the ground running and bouncing about!

He was very cagey when I first met him which I was told he is like with most new people he meets. No worries on that score though after a couple of treats and a run around Wythenshawe Park with Mickey, Monty and Smokey, I was his new best friend.

Boris will get to meet more new pooch pals and explore new areas over the next few weeks so look out for pics of him soon.

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Feeling hot, hot, hot!

2013-05-07 14.54.55Well 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!

Here are some highlights…

Maddie and ArthurPetra and Connie enjoying the sunRosie and SullySmokey, Mickey, Lester and Fred

Welcome to the gang, Sully!

Sully!Today, I visited Sully who is a lovely and playful chocolate Labrador, who is labr(adorable)! See what I did there 😉

Sully will be joining us for walks next week and his owners say that he loves to play ball and hang around with other pooches. They’ll be no problems arranging this for him!

He also likes to swim and have a paddle so in this nice warm weather we’ve been having recently, we’ll have to take him somewhere that has a lake or river. I was told he also likes carrots so there should be no worries about him missing the ball with his good eyesight.

Welcome to the team Sully and we’ll look forward to taking you out soon 🙂

Dexter on his first day and Monty joins in the fun!

2013-04-29 13.39.17Today was Dexter’s first day of walks and we went to Longford Park, with Lester, Mickey and Monty on his second. Dexter wasted no time joining in the fun and making new friends and can see he’ll be having more fun and games over the next few days. I brought Monty over from Sale, and he certainly came out of his shy shell joining in with the chases and playing and making new friends.

I was joined by my friend Mickela who came along with the lovely Honey, and we also bumped into another friendly dog walker, Emilie from Happy Paws and her group of happy pooches. Lester the schnauzer was very pleased to meet Luigi another schnauzer from Emilie’s group. Here are some pics of their adventures..

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is your pooch due a groom? We highly recommend Wags Grooming Salon in Sale

Mickey has been needing his haircut for weeks now and I’ve been meaning to arrange it for a while.  I have previously called in to Wags when passing by in Sale, and liked the look of this place. They did not disappoint at all. when I collected him I was so impressed with how he had been cut – it took years off him he looked like a puppy. I think he knew he looked smart as he was craving attention all night in a “look at me” kind of way. He’s been quite giddy too recently as if a lot of weight has been taken off him. He was always rubbing his face with his paws as I think his beard and eyebrows were getting in the way.

Wags is based on Cross Street which is the main busy road that leads into Sale. It is on the right and side if you were coming from Stretford way, and on the left and side if you were heading towards the city centre. There is street parking across the road from Wags, or it may be easier to park at the back to save having to cross the busy road.

Here are the before and after pictures for Mickey…

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