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Summer walks.

As you know, we love going for walkies and today was no exception. The sun was shining and it was very hot. Clever mum decided to take us through the fields of oil seed rape, where there was plenty of shade!

Dexter cocker spaniel walking in the oil seed rape crops

We had so much fun. Archie led us through lots of special passageways, obviously made just for us! As mum couldn’t fit between the gaps, she just had to stand and watch! (Apparently her diet has now begun, so perhaps she’ll be running up and down with us in a few weeks, haha!)

Archie cocker spaniel, The Pet Shop Ripon

All that running around made us rather warm. Thank goodness good old mum had brought some water for us! We did wonder if there was food hidden in her rucksack too, but alas not appeared. Such a shame!

Dexter cocker spaniel, the Pet Shop ripon

These are our favourite kind of days. Sun, walks, drinks, rest, food, more food, more walks…. Of course the addition of food today, would have made our outing even better (not that we are food oriented at all!!)

Archie cocker spaniel, the Pet Shop Ripon

We’ve heard on the grapevine, mum is off work over the Bank Holiday weekend. How exciting!  We are keeping our paws crossed for nice weather ☀️ which will hopefully mean more nice walks. Watch this space!

Dog walk in the Dales

A Dog Walk in The Dales!

Archie and Dexter with Harriet, The Pet Shop Ripon

Last weekend, we had a trip to The Dales to see my brother and his family. Archie and Dexter are always very happy to see their human cousins. Inevitably it means extra pats but even better, extra treats!

Harriet my 5 year old niece, was desperate to take one of the boys for a walk. She couldn’t remember their names, so they were renamed ‘red’ or ‘black’ according to their lead colour. Dexter the ‘red dog’ was the lucky one on this occasion!

Harriet was such a professional dog handler and took her new role very seriously. Dexter seemed to recognise he had a very young lady leading him and took his role very seriously too! He trotted along so beautifully, in fact far better than he ever does for me!

Harriet and Dexter dog on their muddy walk, The Pet Shop Ripon

We walked from Austick to Feizor, across muddy fields and along even muddier paths. The whole walk was about 4 miles which was perfect on a damp chilly Sunday. A stop at Elaine’s cafe in Feizor was the icing on the cake, lovely coffee and rather delicious soup. Thoroughly recommended!

Dexter and Harriet enjoying a nice dog walk, the Pet Shop Ripon

The weather got worse as we walked back down to Austwick and we ended up with two very muddy dogs (and an even muddier little girl). It was at this point Harriet decided her dog walking responsibilities were finished! She did however suggest we put the dogs in her bath, which would have been an excellent idea, had it not been for the cream carpet we would have had to walk along to get there!