Douglas Diary 18th August 2014
I had a very interesting day today. As we were moored at the end of the navigation near Leek it was decided that we would visit the old market town. I am very pleased we did. In the first place it was about a mile to walk there and a mile to walk back, that is what I like, one of my favourite things. In the second place, I have been having a little localised trouble with my rear end, nothing too serious but my bearded one thought it prudent that we visited a vet on the way into town for an investigation. Not one of my favourite things but he was a very nice man and he had a look at my part I cannot see, put on his rubber gloves and you can perhaps imagine the rest but although it gave me a little surprise for a moment, I felt much better after we left. My bearded one seemed quite pleased as this minor operation cost only £15. We continued our journey into the lovely old town of Leek and my humans kept going in to so many lovely shops whilst I sat outside most of them being admired I might add and when we eventually left to go back to my long kennel they were each carrying so many bags, I am surprised they did not ask me to help. They bought a new table lamp for my long kennel, it’s predecessor fell off the table at a previous mooring manoeuvre – apparently. Back on board and unloaded they all had lunch and then we started cruising again heading back towards Stoke just for a couple of hours. I walked most of the way with my long haired ones. We found a nice mooring and then it started to rain. My photo today is just a part of this lovely waterway as my long kennel enters a bridge hole.
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