Had one of those days when you get everything done you set out to do and more. Even got to get out with my oldest child this afternoon to the river with Millie, Smudge, Ysobel and Dolly and unlike when I broke my last camera managed to get some video footage of them and camera still in tact. My son Bert who came with me, if you are wondering is messing about with a sling shot he has made from an old belt and some string, so he got to collect an arsenal of suitable pebbles and some target practice in. I was impressed, as it worked and he could get the pebbles to go right over the river and I imagine the farmer who I know who owns the field will be wondering at harvest time later in the year, why he has so many stones in one part of his field.Lol
Took a while to upload these and now a bit later than I like to be on the computer, so this now will be a quick blog.
Warning : Keep volume down, as my voice and whistling may hurt your ears otherwise.
The first video is Smudge enjoying all the smells, as especially as we have Roe Deer around at the moment but she does manage to keep her ears open but only just !
This is them all just enjoying the water.
At this time Smudge is on the lead, as she does go deaf if in a group but you can see how these dogs where bonnie little hunting spaniels. Very good for flushing.
Exactly Dolly, what are you rolling in ? It was where a fox had marked the tree and you will see her remove something from the tree and then rolling in it. It was a tiny piece of dry fox poo. Thankfully it had lost any smell my nose could register.Lol
In this last video Ysobel just disappeared and as I walk over calling you will see the steepness to where she suddenly disappered but returns up the easier route. Showing that Cavaliers are fearless little spaniels if allowed to be.
We are loving this dry weather at Poundlane at the moment and its hard to believe not that long ago the river Taw was over its banks and the damage of the water can be seen in the bareness of the banks, as the mass of water from the moors came through it and flattened and ripped out a lot of the brambles and gorse bushes along the banks. We never walk near the river when its running high for fear of a child or dog slipping in but it always amazes me how people with their children and dogs will crowd down to the river to watch it at close quarters, when it is at its most furious.
Now, it is way pass my computer curfew !
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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