I thought it wise not to take Tilly to the puppy training class yesterday with her being in season. I wish now I had had her spayed at six months old as I've since been told that can be advisable but I always thought it was best to wait until after the first season, anyway it's too late now. We'll have her spayed early next year, three months after her first season has ended and that is also what's recommended. Hopefully we will make the final training session next Saturday but I'll see how she is before deciding whether to take her or not.
to find another quiet walk for her on a nice warm September morning I
decided to take her to the castle grounds fully expecting it to be
quiet there and it was. There was no need to have pre-booked tickets and when paying the admission fee I asked for the senior rate and the nice young man asked if I was old enough which was a very nice compliment :) He was taking payments by leaning out of an open window and he made such a fuss of Tilly and showed a lot of interest in her which was nice.
So here's a few photos from our visit
Dogs on lead are allowed but only on the ground floor levels. There are several towers but there's no way on earth I would go up there with or without a dog as I hate heights. As you can see there is a man with two young children up on the top enjoying the fantastic views.
It's interesting to see the outer and inner walls and just how thick the walls are.
and what are you doing in there Tilly :-)
So that was a very enjoyable morning and we even stopped and sat outside a cafe for a large latte and a bowl of water for Tilly before heading home.