The Grumps gets notified daily by the Dogs Trust on his iPad of dogs available for adoption. And every other night or so, he says "Sue, Sue, come here!" And I duly walk over and look on the iPad at some dog with sad eyes and he goes "Awwww" and I go "Awww" and as I walk away, I say "No". On this one matter, I stand resolute. I let him have kids. I let him watch rubbish TV. I let him drink dirty beer. But we are not getting a dog.
We have just adopted him.
No. We haven't. I told you on this matter, I stand resolute. But if he didn't have a home, I might consider it. Like if he just turned up on my doorstep with a "Please can I live here" sign around his neck and a nice new handbag in his paw, we might be talking. Instead we kind of get our dog fix with friends and family who have dogs.
We went up to Silverdale to stay with some friends who have two border terriers, Talisker and Arran. Two old boys named after Scottish whiskys. My two young boys loved the two old boys and were assigned one each according to the dogs and the boys temperaments. Talisker is the nice calm one, like my Ben. And Arran is the licky boisterous hyper one. Err... like George.
Our friends are big walkers and so off we duly went, walking boots and wellies on.
That's me bringing up the rear (as per usual)
Still not budging even if they do look cute with their doggies.
We walked through woods where the blackberries were just ripening.
Soon be ready
... and had lunch at the Wolfhouse cafe. I can't recommend it enough. A lovely cafe, lovely food and lovely outdoor eating area complete with playground for kids. Bliss.
How glorious is the setting and the weather?
We made an extra doggy friend
I can personally recommend the French toast, bacon & maple syrup - deelish.
Hmmm... choices, choices.
Want to share? Don't think so - ha!
No chance Ben! #meanmom
And afterwards we made our way down to the beach ....
Coastal beach between Arnside and Silverdale
Carefully does it!
Not listening and forging ahead
And we found yacky jellyfish ....
And sent a birthday message to my sis ....
I forgot to post a card :o(
Basically, we had a fabulous day. And my footwear du jour?
My Scarpa walking boots. Like new after 10 years. Because I didn't wear them for 7 of them. And I didn't wear them much for the other 3 either. Me + walking go together like water and oil. The two do not combine. I have to say, though I am not fond of them, they are a necessary evil as they do provide your ankles with the necessary support you don't get from regular footwear. But boy, I was glad to change out of them at the end of the walk and back in to the old faithfuls.
Converse - I think I love you.
And then back home where this picture sums it up .....
Zzzzz, rabbits, rabbits, zzzzzz!
So cute. And the best thing about the dogs? As with kids that are not yours, it's great when you can hand them back at the end of the day and you don't have to clean their poo.
Hope you all have a nice weekend.
Mum to Ben & George, married to the Grumps, living in suburbia, somewhere in the north of England.
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