Its that time of year. Well dressing season, that unfortunately mistress enjoys. This week we had to put up with a double whammy. Ashford in the Water and Monyash all on the same day. Smudge is always disappointed because he can’t eat them I am just bored! I suppose Monyash was ok as there was lots going on and loads of people to make a fuss of us. We also parked well outside the village so had to walk back in which at least gave us a bit of exercise. Mistress was happy as she managed to get an ice cream from her favourite Ice cream shop/Tea room (the Smithy) and she enjoyed the Well dressings.
Master, Smudge and myself just tagged along. Luckily after a while we were allowed back home to our cottages (click here) to welcome some new guests, but a few hours later we were once again dragged off to another well dressing. This time at Ashford in the Water (a few mins away by car). This is the worst village for wells as there are 5 or 6 of the damn things and a flower festival in the church. Of course they don’t let dogs into the church so we are left outside then dragged round well dressing after well dressing. There seemed to be no end to them. Mistress fully enjoyed it though.
Smudge has just come back from helping get in the cows for milking. Rather him than me. He came back absolutely filthy so had to be washed down which I found highly entertaining. Smudge hates been washed so tends to try and stand on one leg then falls over. If only he took it ‘like a dog’ it would be over a lot quicker. Anyhow it serves him right for messing around with those cows.