A big welcome to my latest Wild Side Walker – Molly. She had her first walk yesterday to see how she got on, and she was completely perfect! Jumped straight into the van (yeah!), and on the walk, I kept her on the lead for less than 5 minutes as she was just desperate to get GOING!! She got on brilliantly with all the other pack members, loves to bomb about at 100mph and then has a lovely wee habit of racing back to me and bumping my hand with her muzzle, as if to say “I’m here, and I’m having fun”, then bombs off again. Even at the end of the walk, I normally put a new dog on lead before the van, but I thought with Molly that’s she had been so good, she won’t let me down now. She didn’t – bounced straight in!! How lucky am I??? She’s a lovely girl, from a loving and caring home. Welcome to my pack Molly! My only concern is that I have another chocolate lab who is called Holly….and I’m easily confused!! Kept thinking my new girl was right in front of me as I called “Molly!” only to realise it was Holly!! But then Molly would bump my hand with her muzzle 🙂
Yesterday, I took my dogs Holly and Ivy up to the first Viz Whizz (Vizsla owners get together and go for a great walk!) of the year at Mugdock Country Park.
There were 25 dogs in total, and everyone (2 legged and 4!) had an absolute blast! We made quite a sight walking round the country park, there were many complimentary comments made by other park users about how well behaved the dogs were!! However, one lady stopped me and said “Was this an arranged walk, or did you all just happen to bump into each other?” Seriously??!!
I’m off for a few days over the Festive period, and it does seem odd not to be seeing all my dogs, and I’m starting to miss them all and wonder how they are!
My husband has been walking my 2 dogs – Holly and Ivy – and I’m definitely starting to miss my big hikes every day too…..!
I will be back soon enough though, so until then, I just wanted to wish all my friends, clients and supporters of Wild Side Walks – A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Holly always travels on the passenger seat, and is normally always on the morning walk.
Lily always travels on the passenger seat and is always an afternoon walk.
Today, Holly came out on the afternoon instead of the morning!! ARGH!!
Neither were for giving up their seat, but they did share very nicely.
Last night, I traveled through to Edinburgh to go for a walk on the range with my dogs Holly and Ivy and to meet up with part of the extended family.
We met Ivy’s mum – Meeka and dad – Kristo (Holly’s brother) and along with them came brother Dante and 3 of her full sisters.
It was amazing to watch them all interact and they all got on SO well.
Some of the other owners were amazed that a big pack of dogs could all walk together really well, with no fighting, but I wasn’t!
If you have a nice pack, with well balanced and friendly dogs – it’s really not difficult at all. In fact, it’s a real pleasure to see them all enjoy each others company and just enjoy their walk together.
Fabulous walk – I loved it!!