Everything was pawsome- for the first 30 -45 minutes. Then we met the first problem- the lamely marked trails. National Trust: If you want people to walk your trails and enjoy them and not worry about getting lost in an area where they have never been before mark the trails properly!!! How much can one small piece of plastic saying North Downs Way cost? And you can just walk it yourself and screw it in!!! Daaamn! Sorry rant over. We lost a good 20 minutes trying to find the trail until Mom decided to just go to the road and walk along it until she saw an actual path. Thankfully it wasn't far and we went down it- it turned out it was the right way. How were we supposed to know if there were like two or three other paths crossing it?!?!?! Anyways, we settled down after that.
|Should I go with this couple of stay with Mom?|
We met a young bitch who had her first season- she was so adorable at seven months old!
|See small, plastic, cheap!|
We then hit a long stretch of trail along a road. It was through a peaceful village but woody trail always beats road, right? When we finally came back to the proper trail it was through the middle of a golf course and we found this very reassuring sign:
We had a lunch stop and of course I had to have some of Mom's sandwich!
|Give it to meeee!|
|And i had some of my own food|
We went through a section which was heavily guarded by signs saying that it was private property and not to go off the trail...we're meek so we obeyed.
|Not the sign! Those were far more intimidating- all read and exclamation marked!|
We had a couple of slight detours but Mom quickly realised and set us straight! We walked through a village where Mom
stole borrowed some grapes and we found a church that has a pet service. In that same village there was an animal rehab centre for all animals including equines. We walked through woods and field until we reached familiar territory. By that time we were both half dead but happy, we hopped on the bus and high tailed it home.
I'm now dog tired but a tired dog (especially terrier!) is a good (and happy) dog!
Licks and Wags,