You wouldn’t have thought it was mid-December, yesterday. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, not a hint of breeze, just lots of blue and sunshine and warm. And so they had a good idea – take us for a walk in a new place.
They took us there in the car. When they’d parked it we all got out and looked around, and didn’t know which way to go. He said this way, and she said that way, and eventually they agreed and off we set. We didn’t have a map, or anything, just followed paths through fields and forests. It was wonderful – although they slipped and slid around in the mud!
We walked for a long time, and do you know, we didn’t see one car, or one person, or one other animal, just some small birds fluttering about in the hedges. They kept us on the lead because it was a new place and they didn’t know if we’d be safe. We didn’t mind, because it was all new and interesting.
After we’d walked for a couple of hours, they saw a church spire sticking up in the distance, and we knew that we weren’t lost, as we were beginning to suspect, but heading in exactly the right direction.
We slept like babies, didn’t move all night, and were still asleep when they came down at 9.30 am.
They said we’re going to do it again very soon. We can’t wait, there’s so many places we haven’t been yet and we’re looking for a change from our usual walks. But next time perhaps we won’t go quite so far – I’m a big chap and don’t have Tally’s stamina. And of course, he’s getting on a bit too.