After all the rain and fog we’ve been having recently, it was an absolute pleasure to wake up to blue skies this morning!
My first thought was, a lovely long dog walk somewhere – making the most of the lovely dry weather.
We ended up at Nosterfield Nature Reserve….it was bright and sunny – a glorious Autumnal day (with the added bonus of a few puddles to paddle in!).
We all loved being out walking today and other than wet paws, we all stayed wonderfully dry for the first time in as long as I can remember!
I’m hoping tomorrow will be just as nice, as I’d really like another trip back to the gorgeous nature reserve! (I’m sure the boys would agree too!)
I just love this picture – Archie has his adorable little tongue peeping out, after lapping up the puddle water!
Today we had a walk down to the river at lunch time. It was a proper Autumnal day, trees looking gloriously colourful and a few leaves blowing down to the ground. It was even warm enough to sit on my coat and eat my sandwich!
I thought at this point it might be a good photo opportunity, as the boys were glued to the spot, ever hopeful of a bit of ham and cheese!
They sat beautifully and who could refuse two faces like that! My sandwich was shared three ways!
The boys then had a mad five minutes (well Archie at first, who enticed Dexter to join in soon after!).
The harvest is safely in and the fields are all bare, awaiting ploughing and reseeding. We have a small window while this is happening, in which we can cheekily take advantage and have a good run around on acres upon acres of land. We all thoroughly enjoy doing this. However, being the responsible dog owner I am revert to the designated paths once the fields have been seeded again!
The low sun at this time of year makes for great photos with its gentle lighting and together with the backdrop of the corn stubble the colours are glorious!
The only down side to Autumn, are the shorter days ahead…….it’ll soon be out with the reflective jackets and light up collars! Watch this space for reviews soon!
On Wednesday afternoon two very special visitors arrived for a sleepover! My sweet sweet friend Zoe and her gorgeous Shitzhu Lola.
Before they’d even got to the gate, Archie and Dexter seemed to know their best friend had arrived and were beyond giddy. Tails wagging uncontrollably, bodies swaying enthusiastically and a great deal of high pitched excited (and slightly annoying) barking!
Hugs and cuddles were exchanged, then the three ‘musketeers’ enjoyed a good romp around in the garden – catching up on a years worth of playtime.Trying to get this trio of mischief to all stand or sit long enough to take a nice picture, was rather tricky, so please excuse the poor photos!
The following day, I took everyone to Masham, North Yorksire, for a lovely river walk. The sun was shining and it was just perfect.
The pooches all loved running up and down the river bank and paddling in the river, while the adults looked on smiling. Dogs are always such fun to watch when they are clearly having a ball.
The views along the walk are stunning, it’s well worth a visit.
At the end of our leisurely walk, we treated ourselves to coffee and cake at Jonny Bagdads Cafe in Masham, where the dogs enjoyed a welcome bowl of water and delicious doggy snacks!
We all had such a lovely time, with such wonderful guests and it was a shame when they had to leave later that day. At least my boys were able to teach Lola a few things during her short stay….the best place to find water, where to find toast, the best toys to play with and how to end up soaking wet and covered in dirt…