Tee Lake

After lunch I took advantage of a sunny interlude to go on an afternoon jaunt. I took in Little Apley Pool and Tee Lake before making my way home along the Silkin Way.

I had another encounter with a dog that wanted to be by me. I had stepped off the pathway to let the owners and their two dogs go by (with social distancing in mind). One of the dogs had other ideas. He came over to me, looked up at me and stood by my feet.

He refused all calls to go back. As he turned to his humans he buried his nose in the soggy leaves and retrieved a stick that was completed concealed to my eye, still staying at me feet. I have to confess it always makes me feel special when a dog greets me in this way :-)

The owner came to retrieve him, apologising in my face they did so. So much for me trying to respect social distancing…

I beat a hasty retreat and continued my walk home without further incidents.

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2021

12 Responses to “Blowing Away the Cobwebs”

  1. Dogs are sometimes more polite than their humans

  2. lisl says:

    How difficult it is to achieve a complete walk without someone invading one’s space, even now. I get fed up with walking in the road to avoid people much younger than myself

    • CherryPie says:

      It is a problem. Walkers have an etiquette which is not understood by those that are walking because that the only leisure activity (exercise) they are ‘allowed’ to do outside of the house at the moment.

      Hopefully the disrespect for others will be gone soon xx

  3. Alan Rolfe says:

    My local Common is out of bounds for me at the moment as they are so many people coming past me huffing and puffing with no regard for keeping their distance. Dogs are OK as long as they don’t come up sniffing me!

    • CherryPie says:

      I am struggling for new walks at the moment. The best walks are accessed along a route that is too busy. I have walked routes in the other direction so many times during the first lockdown I really need to find something new and refreshing.

  4. Do you think dogs feel/know that life changed for many months last year and will probably continue during the next few months at least. My experience with my beloved labradors knew when we were sick, depressed or anxious.

    • CherryPie says:

      I think dogs are sensitive to things that we are not able to see or know. I think their perception is more intuitive than human perception.

      I don’t have a dog but I love dogs. It is a repeating pattern over the years that many come to me without me encouraging them.

  5. Social distancing when walking a problem round here. I like dogs but not when they jump all over me with muddy paws and the owner thinks it is funny!

  6. Bring a bottle of water spray with you next time. ;)

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