We left the boat after a very interesting and skilful docking procedure and had a pretty drive from Portsmouth across country through rural Hampshire and Kent to arrive in Canterbury late last night. This morning the sun is shining again.
We came to stay overnight with Victoria, my long haired keeper’s daughter and she is Mollie’s mummy. We are returning Mollie after her visit to us in Spain.
What a surprise this was for me to meet their six month old puppy Diesel – see photo. He is an Alaskan Malamute, very posh, that is the name of his tribe. I told him my tribe is called Andalucian Mixtamutt. Diesel is not yet fully grown but he is enormous, like a lion, ptwice as big as me and a bit boisterous but we had a good play together once I had explained the rules to him.
My bearded one used to live and work in Canterbury a few life times ago and so I was dragged around the city to see areas, including a few pubs that no longer exist, he seemed to enjoy the visit – nostalgic I think he said.
We are on a tight schedule. I understand that we are taking a whistle stop tour of family visits on our way to join Albert – my long kennel – that we reach in a couple of days time.
We said goodbye to Mollie and Victoria and the next stop was Elmstead Market in Essex to visit my long haired one’s brother Stan and his wife Angela. This was a two hour drive and we arrived in time for a late lunch. We were made very welcome. In the afternoon I took my long haired one for a lovely walk. After a delicious supper for them and some salmon skin for me We all had a very pleasant evening and overnight stay and they played a game of Rummikup and I slept.
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