Wednesday. It was a cold and frosty start this morning as I looked out of my porthole, outside looked very pretty, although the sun was shining, everywhere was frozen, there was no sign of any ducks on the ice and more importantly, no sign of my bearded one getting out of his clearly nice warm bed. I sorted that out pdq with the tongue in the ear routine which had the usual instant response, I was anxious to get started.
Now, not a lot of excitement has happened for a couple of days and incidentally, I wasn’t very well and I didn’t feel like doing much, nothing too serious, but I was sick. My grown-ups were a little concerned until they made a close examination of what I inadvertently delivered to them all over my bed. It appeared that somebody had taken pity on the swans and put out some bird food for them which included nuts and fruit. I of course, having a very healthy appetite and a sensitive nose, came across this little hoard and obviously ate the lot. Nuts and fruit, tasty though they may be are not good for my kind and we are unable to digest these things as was quite evident.
Thursday was a little warmer in fact a very nice day for the first day after the first day of Spring and after breakfast and my normal walk around the marina I took my grown-ups for a really long walk along the tow-path of our canal The Trent and Mersey to a place called Fradley Junction, here there is a house called The Swan and guess what? We all went inside and the normal routine I sat under a table while they scoffed a nice big lunch and I got some water. Big deal. I did really enjoy the walk it took over an hour to get there and so I was quite happy to have a snooze. Of course it was just the same going back, actually it took a little longer as my bearded one was travelling a little slower. When he checked his electronic device it told him that he had travelled seventeen thousand and twenty three steps so far that day, that is a long way for an old boy (he is going to be over 500 dog years old in a few weeks time) but I calculated that I took at least eighty thousand steps. I worked this out because I have four legs each a lot less than half as long as his and I do not just walk in a straight line! I was quite tired and took a nap in my long haired one’s chair. (See photo).
Love Douglas xx