Susie-Belle and her new wheels
After a feasty, food-filled Christmas where we all managed to eat excellent food in generous helpings we thought a walk at the coast would be a good idea and on Saturday we joined our friends down at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve for a three hour stroll. As Susie-Belle is still officially on house-rest as we’re only half-way through her estimated 8-12 week recovery period for her cruciate ligament injury our friend Mike offered to lend her some wheels so she could come along and enjoy the day out with us.
She took to it in her usual self-contained way after a second or two of initial worry about what on earth she was being put into and she happily stayed in it for most of the walk, surveying the scenery, taking in the sights and soaking up the attention. Which we got plenty of. It caused a lot of amusement, we had requests to take photos and people’s faces were a picture when they realised it was a dog in the buggy, not the expected baby in the buggy. It was funny. But beyond that, it was a success for Susie-Belle, she got to enjoy a day out with us and it broke up the boredom of her house-rest.
It took the other dogs a little while to realise where Susie-Belle was, Renae was busy playing with the other dogs but kept coming back to check her sister was happy and when Twinkle spotted her, it was amusing to imagine what on earth she thought about it.
It was a lovely day and even the weather was kind, seeing as we are in the midst of winter storms and high winds we were very lucky to see some sun and not get soaked.
Mike has allowed us to borrow the buggy for the duration of Susie-Belle’s recovery, so when we’re all back at work next week and I’ll be managing the three of them alone on each walk, it should mean I can still get her out and about for some fresh air and change of scene.