The Friday morning crew thought that they would make the most of the slightly lower temperatures and relatively smoke-free conditions. In short they fancied a blow out; stretching their legs, clearing out the cobwebs and having a fun time.
Here’s just a taste of the jolly jaunts and joyful japes that all Poochwalkers enjoy as part of an exciting ‘Walk… on a Friday or any other day of the week.
Happy pooches, happy life!!
And remember, as we always say ” a tired dog is a happy dog…!!”
Join the Pooch Walk….you know it makes sense…!!!
Sadly I have to advise of Mya’s recent passing following a brave battle with a very aggressive illness.
Mya was a long-time Pooch Walker and one of the first to join the ‘Walk’. She was always pleased to see me and it was only a matter of moments before I was being offered her belly for a bit of mutual bonding…indeed regardless of how long it had been since we last met Mya was always happy. The sentiment was infectious.
There were two very distinct sides to Mya…how she was with people and how she was with animals…both pack mates and furry ones of the chasing kind.
I always found Mya to be a gentle, well-behaved, affable and bouncy girl (with a slightly cheeky, playful nature). In short she was a loveable girl who was liked by everyone that met her. These outstanding qualities were recognized when Mya was chosen to be a PALS dog benefitting many people with her special brand of friendliness. This designation is not offered lightly and the achievement was a credit to her people and a result of Mya being….Mya.
I called Mya a Fearless Squirrel Hunter (FSH). She would think nothing of waiting for hours, super-still and super quiet, ready to pounce when the opportunity presented itself.
At the dog park Mya was usually joined in this endeavour by Angus, another FSH. I witnessed a number of unsuccessful chases and cut some short when Mya was getting set for the duration. However, I am aware that her people regularly opened the back door of their house only to find a variety of furry “offerings” that Mya had left on the step for them!
Mya always enjoyed hanging with the crew and being in the thick of things…running, chasing and wrestling (when she wasn’t being a FSH, of course!).
Most of all Mya loved being with her people. They are hurting. Hopefully once the shock and pain subsides they will be able to concentrate on many memories of their beautiful girl and the happy times that they all shared.
There is no doubt that Mya is missed…I miss her…her people miss her…the crew miss her. However, we are all lucky and grateful to have been able to share some time and have our lives enriched by this gentle, loving soul.
Far be it for me to exaggerate,
I may be pushing the boat out,
I think it is safe to say…..
Hamish is growing like a weed…!
As I mentioned previously….now six months old and growing like a weed…!
Whilst enjoying a jaunt with the Pooch Walk girls and boys I got the distinct feeling that we were being followed….
What do you think…?
Then, in the relative still and quiet,
A visitor to the park was overheard asking “..those plants are moving….what could it be?!”
Strange noises emanating from the bushes…,
Indeed…what could it be…?
Ahah….D B Mann, Barley and Angus testing out their afterburners…
And…it’s amazing how much faster you can run when there’s water nearby….
Safe to say ” the chase is on…!”
Join the Pooch Walk….you know it makes sense…!!
Some of the visitors to our local park were concerned about the movement in the water…
This concern lasted all of a millisecond….until they noticed that it was Kira and Coco, stretching out in the cool water and practising their dog paddle…
Treats and refreshments to follow,
What more could a dog want…?
Join the Pooch Walk….you know it makes sense….!!
Today’s pooches would like to wish everyone a wooftastic week!
Have a good one Pooch Peeps…!