Once again nothing much to report just my daily walks with Tilly. The other day I took her to the harbour and walking alongside the river where it meets the sea I admired an old looking dog and the owner without any prompting told me she was on her final walk. I asked how old she was and he replied she was fourteen and he was taking her later to be put to sleep as she had been having fits. He said she had always loved being taken to the beach. I could feel my eyes well up with tears and I said to her "sleep tight little girl" and the man thanked me. I walked ahead of them back to the car park but waited for him to pull away in his van and I waved goodbye to them still silently crying.
I took a few photos on the dunes walk we sometimes go on and noticed this lone red hot poker in the grass and wonder how that got there. I had some in my garden a couple of years ago but they didn't do very well although they should have done as apparently they do like coastal gardens and are long-lived.
Tilly likes to be on her extending lead to go mooching but not here as a few years ago I was fined for having my dog Annie off lead although she only ever walked by my side on the path. Our Council have restrictions on the length of dog lead allowed with it being a nature reserve and the lead cannot be more than two metres in length.
It's a very pretty area and even outside the nearby supermarket there are some wild flowers ,well at least I think they are growing wild.
Talking of supermarkets I called at Morrisons the other day to fill up with petrol as it's slightly cheaper or should I say less expensive than the supermarket by the dunes. I called instore for a few groceries and was thrilled to be given a pack of cornflower seeds when I payed at the till. They are being given away as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations as a symbol of hope and positivity, I hope mine do well when I scatter them in the raised bed in my garden as long as Tilly doesn't trample on them.