Susie-Belle’s Sunday in the city
We had a different type of walk yesterday, we met friends in the big city – we went to London. This was Susie-Belle’s second trip up to the noise and excitement of the capital and wow she really shone.
There are a lot of pigeons in London, pretty tame pigeons, providing great targets in fact for Susie-Belle and Renae to chase, fortunately the city birds are more savvy than they appear and managed to escape the schnauzer charges. Failing to get a pigeon for lunch, Susie-Belle then came across a huge pond full of tasty water birds that looked like they were worth watching. If she hadn’t been on a lead, who knows what she may have nabbed herself for a snack, and seeing how swans in Britain are under the Queen’s prerogative, little Susie-Belle may have found herself in a spot of royal bother if she’d got one of those beauties!
In the run up to Christmas, Hyde Park hosts the Winter Wonderland, a festive fair with lots of stalls selling everything from mulled wine and mince pies to baubles and jewellery. The place was busy, very busy and I wasn’t sure whether we should walk through it with the girls, but they were both brilliant, Susie-Belle wasn’t fazed at all once we got going. All the feet and people around her didn’t bother her, her head came up and through the crush she trotted, to arrive at the fake pub…..
….lots of people stopped to say hello to us, a bunch of 5 miniature schnauzers drew many admiring comments and through it all, Susie-Belle shone.
We were very pleased to see how well she coped with all the different experiences, to gently push her comfort zone wider, especially when we’re with understanding friends and she has the canine comfort of their dogs, is all part of her ongoing journey to leading the fullest, happiest life we can provide her with.
This morning, she’s still snoozing peacefully, it was a satisfying, exhausting day out.