Saturday, 27 October 2012

Autumnal walkies

In my imagination, I'm a dog owner. In fact, inside my own mind lives at least five dogs - they are all relatively large working dogs: Buzz (a dalmatian), Roary (a rhodesian ridgeback), Rocky (a rottweiler), etc...

Back in the real world, however, dog owning is a long way off. I work pretty long hours and am often away at weekends - my current life does not fit with dogs.

Whilst browsing the internet on a lazy day, I discovered that there is a dog rescue shelter very close to me, and they encourage volunteers to turn up and walk the dogs!  So today I did just that.

Seeing as it was my first visit, I was assigned one of their smaller, easier dogs. Meet Buffy the terrier:

He was adorable! We mostly went walking along a bridle path (where we saw a field full of alpacas):

And we also met a few other dogs on our troubles who Buffy behaved really well with. The same could not be said for cars - whenever a car went past, he would try to jump into the road to chase it. It was a lesson in keeping him on a very short lead!

Fresh air and exercise for both of us, a great way to spend part of a lazy weekend :)

"But why do you keep stopping?"
EDITED: I quite often have to edit grammar or spelling mistakes, but am quite embarrassed by this one - writing "bridal path" instead of "bridle path"! Oops...

6 comments:

Elle said...

I am a dog lover too and this is such a sweet idea... I am afraid I would fall in love with 'my' doggie though and want to take him home.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Buffy is so cute! I would want to keep her! I love that you have dogs with names in your imagination.

Clare said...

Cool that you got a chance to do it- can you pass on the details pls?!

antoinetta13 said...


I'm impressed with the quirky things you find to do in your downtime! This is a great idea.

Mrs DiscoBows said...

How cute is he. Great idea. And I think Roary is a great name for a RR ;)

RainStorm said...

Antoinetta13 - I am no good with boredom!

Mrs DB - I'm glad you think so. One day I might actually have one...