Day 20 Nuneaton – Atherstone
Another fine day is forecast, last night’s thunder came to naught. I don’t really like thunder or fireworks. We found an interesting walk this morning I found it excellent smell wise, he didn’t notice, humans have very poor smelling equipment despite some of the sizes. I enjoyed it immensely. Today’s excitement was a visit to Dobbies a huge dog friendly garden centre just outside Nuneaton. It was a fair trek from the canal but I enjoy that, I like trekking – one of my favourite things. They bought several bits and pieces they fancied. He bought two sweat shirts she bought a pair of shoes but finding they weren’t really a pair, put them back at the last minute. I fancied a gerbil that was for sale running around in and out of a tube in a pen but I wasn’t allowed to have it. We trekked back to the long kennel, me without anything and by now it was really hot again. He took off his shirt (I think, standing on my poop deck in an attempt to impress passing long kennels) I can’t do much about my fur coat but pant a lot. Then we tackled the first half of the Atherstone flight, just 5 locks and we were assisted by some helpful CART (Canal and River Trust) volunteers. Happily we then arrived at The Kings Head just at the bottom – a Speckled Hen lives here I heard my bearded one ask for him, never saw it but it was the first thing he asked for he must be important. Tonight my bearded one’s son Noah arrives for a sleepover. I will report on that later we will probably have supper here tonight or at least they will. I am so really looking forward to my Chappie and biscuits O what a surprise that will be. (Not). We are very pleased with the mooring, most convenient. see my photo today.
Love Douglas x