Sunday, 6 June 2021

Same but different

We've been enjoying some beautiful, hot and sunny weather and my roses have started to bloom in the garden. We have two of these patio roses but only this pink one is flowering. Of our two climbing roses only mine with the deep red flowers is in bloom but hubby's yellow roses which are more in the shade won't be too far behind.


 

It's been lovely either sitting outside in the garden or playing outdoors with Tilly. She absolutely loves jumping up and getting soaked while I'm using the hosepipe to water the plants. That really is a very wet Tilly and the other silhouettes are me and a different shrub.

On Friday we did something entirely different and went for a walk around the lake but not all the way round as that is far too far for us to walk in this heat. There were more visitors than we had anticipated but it was nice to see so many families with children fishing for crabs and we heard one little boy announce he'd caught a jellyfish.



I had a nice conversation with a lady who had a friendly five month old Cavapoo  and I could have chatted with her for hours. Her young pup was just four days younger than Tilly but bigger than Tilly. Tilly is quite nervous of other dogs but that pup was quite calm. The lady told me her pup goes to doggy day care while she is at work so is used to socialising with other dogs which I now think is what is needed for Tilly. Also her dog had been groomed because apparently she had looked like she'd been dragged through a hedge backwards.  I'd already booked Tilly in for another shampoo, blowdry and comb through for this week even though it is only four weeks since her last visit. Our groomers won't give her a complete trim until she's six months old so hopefully this week's planned visit will get her used to the place and the people before the big event.

While we were at the lake we decided we would take a ride on the miniature railway and you can read all about it here. I didn't manage to take a photo of the actual train but here's Tilly in the station, ignore the time on the clock as it's wrong. She really did enjoy the ride with the breeze blowing through her fur.





 

10 comments:

  1. It certainly sounds like you've been enjoying the good weather. I meant to walk round the lake a few years ago but got sidetracked taking photos over by the harbour. I'd like to know how jellyfish get in there though - there must have been a very high tide at some time! lol

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    1. I have heard there are jellyfish in the lake but whether the little boy had caught one I have no idea, I hope not as they sting. The children were definitely catching crabs and were so excited. The weather has been beautiful but we’ve not ventured far with it being half term but enjoyed time in the garden and getting sunburnt in the process, I’m not complaining though as it’s entirely my own fault.

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  2. I love the last photo of Tilly. How will you go about socialising her with other dogs?

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    1. It's going to have to be dog training classes although finding one available may be another challenge. I've only looked online at one I know about and they are booked up and have only just opened up after lockdown.

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  3. Nice to see you out and about & with Tilly in tow. Seems you are not far from the coast and a lake, so must have some wonderful relaxing walks on your doorstep. Have a lovely week & hope Tilly enjoys her shampoo. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. Not far from the beach, a fifteen minute walk I'd say and I used to walk to the lake and back but not sure I could do it now but it's only a short drive away. I'm not sure Tilly will enjoy her shampoo but she's having it anyway :)
      You take care and stay safe too x

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  4. Your roses are ahead of mine, I haven't got one in flower yet, they seem late this year. That's a great way for Tilly to cool down, and fun too. I bet she needed a good drying off after that. What a lovely day out. There's a lovely lake we used to walk round with Archie but it's a bit too long a walk for him now so we haven't been, I suppose we could do what you did and turn around when he's had enough. Isn't it funny how as dog owners we get chatting to other dog owners, especially those with similar breeds. Archie seems to recognise his own breed, as soon as he sees another Cavalier he makes a beeline for it.

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    1. I do think the roses are late to bloom this year but not surprising after the cold and wet month of May we had. Tilly loved jumping up to catch the water from the hosepipe and loved being rubbed down with the towel afterwards, she's a happy little pup. We do like to chat with other dog walkers and have missed meeting our doggy friends both canine and human over the last year or so. Yes our dogs do recognise their own breed and our Annie would be happy to meet other lurchers and hounds but she hated Border Collies for some reason.

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  5. I could look at that adorable little face all day. She will enjoy all these trips out but it's also a good idea to get her socialised. One of mine missed out on that (she was a rescue), so it meant that walking her in busier areas proved problematic at times. X

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    1. Walking Tilly is a problem as she likes people and wants to approach everybody yet fearful of other dogs and shies away from them. Of course we've been trying to walk in quiet areas due to the pandemic so it's been a difficult time especially now with more people are about.

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