Smudge and Millie are two lovely Cavalier's, being Mother (Millie) and daughter (Smudge). They show in these video's taken today of them at the beach, that Cavalier's can and are active dogs and if allowed will be proper dogs. Its lovely to see them running and enjoying such freedom (this is heaven to me, just love watching them enjoying themselve's ) and the beach is one place I can let them go of the lead together confidently, that they will come back, as they are very obedient as individuals but if you go any where there's cover like hedgerows and woodland, if let off together you might be half a day looking for them. They always come back but sometime's there's a bit of a longer time delay.
As we headed back my husband David brooched the subject of lunch and we decided to drop in at Fremington Quay. Fremington Quay many years ago was as they say "The busiest quay between Bristol to Land's end." It had become empty and unused for many years but a little while ago it was revamped and now is a tourist spot and has a cafe, so we for the first time since the area had been revamped got to sample the cafe's wares and I must admit had a very pleasant lunch and gave Millie and Smudge another little stroll before heading home.
As we then headed home we dropped in on the country store, Mole Valley Farmer's to replenish my dog treat's and chew's draw and my husband needed a couple things and we also picked up a bargain for my husband in a wind breaker coat for only £18, it was on sale with a 70% discount, I actually asked if the price was right but it was.
When we finally got home with Millie and Smudge asleep in the back of the car , full stomach's and a bargain coat, it was let the other's out for a quick run , cup of coffee and pick children up from school and in-laws.
The day does not end there, as once we got the children home, we got them changed into little Michelin men and we loaded up the children, Dolly, Ysobel and Primrose into the car and went to the river for a walk. Now I also remembered again to put camera in pocket and as we got to the river and let dogs go. I then thought I'll just get a video of this and proptly dropped the camera breaking the lens on it, I quickly removed the memory card, as I dropped it in shallow water and thankfully the card is okay, so a bit of a pain but I was not going to let that ruin a day that had turned it's self around in such a positive manner. The children really enjoyed their run out and wish I could of caught Dolly and Ysobel on film, as its hard to believe these two girls are both now over five years old and like Millie have had three litters of pups each but when I get my new camera I will have to try and catch them on it, out and about.
Sitting eating supper was funny tonight with us all sporting that healthy glow you get from being battered by the chilly wind and then coming into the warm, so I sit here looking like I've been on the sherry and I reflect on a lovely day with my husband and family (including canine members), walk on the beach, lunch out, found a bargain and tired the children out, I think you could say after a bit of a negative start, I have managed to end on a positive.
“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 with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.