It must be getting near to mistress’s birthday as we got dragged round Lea Gardens last week. As Lea Gardens are only 20 mins from our cottages (see web site) ?we get dragged there quite frequently but the risks are a lot higher nearer to mistress’s birthday. She enjoys looking around the Rhododendrons and Azaleas so we all get dragged around as well (including Master). I suppose it isn’t too bad. At least we usually get a walk even if it is on our leads. The posing for daft photographs (see me in a wheelbarrow) is a bit of a pain but we do usually get a treat if we sit still for a few minutes (which of course Smudge finds very easy).
Once we finished in Lea gardens we then got dragged over to the nearby Shopping centre where they don’t allow dogs. So we are left in the car. Of course Smudge just goes to sleep but I have to keep vigil in case of emergency. Master usually pops back to see us every 30 mins or so. I think because he is bored or is carrying loads of stuff that mistress has bought.
Unfortunately the cows are back in our front and side fields so I am a bit restricted in where I can wonder. I suppose I could go over into our back fields but I am always a bit worried at this time of year that the cows could have snook into there too. Although master now puts up an electric fence to keep the cows off the drive and to one side of the field I just don’t trust it and assume they can get at me anywhere in the field. So I tend to stay near to the house, our garden and the courtyard – just in case. I don’t mind being adventurous and going in a field near to the cows if master or mistress is with me but on my own its all a bit risky. Smudge of course is totally brain dead. He will wander through them without a care. If they come up to him he just ignores them. Pretty stupid if you ask me. They are big things and could hurt you. The grass in the fields without cows is getting a bit long for us. We are only short so when the grass is quite tall its a bit of a struggle getting about but we have learnt over the years to follow the tractor tracks. It makes life a lot easier.