Sunday, 11 April 2021

Learning and freebies

I've been staying local for Tilly's walks even though we're free to travel anywhere within Wales and the restrictions for easing us out of lockdown are being lifted to within the UK from tomorrow. We're still getting her used to walking nicely on a lead, traffic noise and meeting other people and dogs although she does enjoy travelling in the car..

Here's a photo of her on the sea wall and another of her looking ever so bored waiting for the food to arrive from the place where we've been buying takeaway coffees and a bite to eat in the car :) 


 
 
The shop had an interesting board outside and although I can't speak or read the Welsh language a lady kindly explained what it was all about to me.
 

 

Attached to the A-frame is a litter picker and a chute which is usually full of bags so that anyone is free to pick up any discarded litter and place it into a bag and then  into a nearby bin to keep the promenade and beach clean. Such a good idea although we always put our litter in the bin or take it home with us but then unfortunately not everyone is so considerate.

Now here is something you don't see every day.

 

I photographed and claimed the two key rings which I propped up although one has no split ring and the other one has a ring that looks a bit rusty but hubby says is going to replace them for me and I have an idea who I can give them to.

Taken from the promenade are a couple of zoomed in photos of the offshore wind farm and the castle you may recognise from the celebrity programme on TV last year.


Today I took Tilly to the park and tried to get  her interested in chasing a tennis ball but she was more interested in the extending dog lead which was the first time of using as I daren't let her run loose yet for fear of not being able to catch her. She was keen to attack the actual ball-thrower or simply picking up loose clumps of grass. Many, many new things for her yet to learn.


18 comments:

  1. Aww, Tilly looks quite regal in that first picture.

    I have seen litter-pick stations like that on Instagram, it is great that picking up rubbish is getting so much positive press these days - just a bloomin' shame there is so much to pick up in the first place.

    I am so glad to hear she is happy in the car - that will make all the difference to the adventures you'll be having once you feel more comfortable about going out and about. xxx

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    1. Not being able to read Welsh I had no idea what I was looking at and it was kind of the lady to explain it to me. As you say it's a shame that litter pick stations are needed in the first place.
      Tilly is quite happy to lay with her head down in the car,it must be the motion that sends her to sleep which is good for us xx

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  2. Love the photos of Tilly, especially the one on the sea wall :) The litter picking station is a great idea though as Jayne says it's a shame it has to be done. A great shot of the castle, it's just prompted me to have a look at the website and it seems that I'm A Celebrity has given the place a much needed boost in more ways than one :)

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    1. There are enough bins in place so there's no excuse for anyone to drop their rubbish on the ground leaving it for others to pick up and I agree the litter pick up station is a good idea. The town is hoping I'm A Celebrity will return to the castle this year and I hope so too, I actually watched it and enjoyed it last year when I'd previously given up on the show.

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  3. The litter which was left around in parks and on beaches when we had the recent hot spell was terrible. I hope the litter picker and bags will encourage people so pick up any litter they see. We always take everything home with us, like you do, we never leave anything behind. Good luck getting Tilly interested in her ball. I tried with Archie when he was a puppy but he just looks at me as if to say "You want me to chase that?". He's never been interested in balls but he'd be off like a whippet if it was food I was throwing.

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    1. That made me laugh that Archie would happily run if you threw food for him and so would Tilly and I actually call her a food monster :) Tilly runs around our garden with a bigger ball which she punctured so she can carry that. I think the extending lead and ball thrower must have confused her.
      Litter louts make my blood boil and we have a problem with seagulls scavenging here too so it is a big problem.

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  4. I don't understand why so many people seem to think it's okay to leave their litter behind ... but I won't get on my soap box about it as this is your blog!

    Tilly is looking so adorable.

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    1. I agree with you Eileen and I could easily have a rant about litter louts e, they are lazy and inconsiderate and a menace.

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  5. I just love Tilly! There is so much for a puppy to learn. It is funny Tess our Border Collie has no interest in balls despite our trying but Layla is so obsessed she will raid any tennis game, if I'm not cereful, in the park! It is very good she is so good in the car already.

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    1. My late dog Amber would join in any football game in the park and has done so to the amusement of those watching. I think Tilly will get the hang of fetching tennis balls eventually as she will happily run around our garden with a ball. It's great that she is happy to ride in the car.

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  6. Love the photos of Tilly & give her time as she's still only a toddler & will learn all sorts eventually. Don't get me started on litter or I could explode! I enjoyed seeing the photos of the wind farm out at sea and the castle. Thank you. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. Ah yes Tilly is still a toddler and learning all sorts of mischievousness already. Everyone is fed up with litter louts and their couldn't care less attitude and it seems to be more of a problem these days than it ever was before.Take care x

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  7. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    Tilly looks so cute sitting on the wall...what a little Diva she is already ❤️

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  8. I think most people are considerate and take their litter home, but I'm always surprised when I see water bottles or food wrappers left on some of the nearby hiking trails. Tilly is a sweetie, I bet she is very bouncy!

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    1. I think it's food wrappers and drinks bottles that are discarded here but no excuse for it as there are plenty of waste bins provided. Tilly is very bouncy but she's having fun :-)

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  9. That litter pick station is such a fab idea, and what a cutie Tilly is,

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    1. The litter pick station is a great idea but such a shame it's needed.

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