First day post-holiday and the girls were itching to get out and see all their local pals but we left it a bit late this morning and didn’t see anyone although this afternoon we managed to bump into Bertie-William the handsome bichon and Alfie, American cocker who tends to ignore the girls and concentrate on being the boss in the park. There was an impromptu visit tosay hello to Arthur the lovely lab as we were passing his house, this involved lots of noisy barking from both Renae and Susie-Belle and just the teeniest contribution from Big A.
We all seemed to miss the open space and quietness of France, our corner of Surrey is pretty busy at times and there was a fair bit of lead-walking today. Susie-Belle didn’t mind, she always does a perfect heel-walk, something ex-puppyfarm breeders are known for, they struggle to allow people to be behind them (too many memories of being kicked, or mated apparently). We trundled back through the high street this evening after a trip round the fields, but we no longer have one of Susie-Belle’s favourite shops here in our town, unlike France which has several, so the highlight was meeting another schnauzer, Dolly on holiday in Surrey, funny that.
They both travelled brilliantly yesterday, 12 hours in the car and no problems whatsoever. Who’d have thought Susie-Belle could do that. She’s really a special girl and deserves so much. Tonight’s supper was a special combo of veg puree whizzed up with some hare offal I dug out the freezer to which was added chunks of duck gizzard. We’re planning a couple of hefty long local hikes over the weekend to walk off the excesses (them as much as us), let’s hope the rain stays away.