I'm quite enjoying walking everywhere, you get to talk to people more and appreciate your surroundings more. Before I'd just jump in the car and we'd go off somewhere safe that I already knew for a walk but now we.re finding our local footpaths that I never bothered with before, but Finn is missing his old walks so yesterday we WENT ON A BUS to Patch.
It was the first time he's been on a bus, it's a bit of a risky business as it's entirely left to the drivers discretion as to whether a dog is allowed on or not so I didn't want to go further than I could walk back! The usual bus goes along the main road to Cardigan, but on a Tuesday and Thursday there is a small one which goes the back way via Patch. It comes about 5 minutes before the regular one. The driver took one look at Finn (who was sitting quietly at heel) and said 'The bigger one will be along in a minute', but he let us on and Finn made friends with the little old lady on the seat next to us. There were afew anxious moment towards the end of the journey when I hoped he wouldn't be sick! ( It was a very bumpy bus) Thankfully he wasn't.
He was really pleased to be at his favorite beach again and jumped straight in the river for a swim.
'Hurry up Mum'
Ther was a big cave........
We spent an hour on the beach, then started the 7 mile walk home. I didn't want to upset anyone by taking a wet, sandy dog on the bus and maybe spoiling our chances of being allowed on again.
About halfway home we met a herd of bullocks coming up the road towards us, apparently they had broken out of their field, so Finn felt very important when he helped put them back.
Hope you're feeling better Max.