All In a Day's Walk
When we first came to look at our new house back in April, one of the most important factors for me was having somewhere to walk to dogs. Our old house was near the park in the town centre, but our new house is too far away and Rude Boy would be on his last legs before we even arrived.
I need somewhere close, so Rude Boy doesn't get too tired in his old age and ends up struggling to make it home, but spacious enough for Izzy to burn off all of her young energy.
We had a drive around the area before we viewed the house and spotted a couple of reasonably good sized fields nearby.
The day after we moved in, I took the dogs to a field just a few minutes away. Our street leads into the middle of the field, with a bit of grass on either side and houses lining the top.
You can walk through the houses and past each row is a path to bring you back round to our street. It's great as I can vary the walk depending on how tired Rudey is, plus he always slows down when he knows we're on our way home, so by varying the route a little each time, I can often fool him!
What I didn't know is that if we walk through the trees, this awaits us ...
We've been a few times now, there's lots of shade around the edges to keep the dogs cool on sunny days and lots of space for Izzy to run around.
I love that they don't have to stay on their leads all the time, liked they used to have to in the park, as we hardly come across any other people or dogs. Izzy was permanently tugging on the lead, it's hard to find a balance between a slow walking, old dog and a sprightly, young dog when I'm walking them by myself with their leads on.
Most of all, I love how this is right on our doorstep. I don't have to worry about Mr Melvis being around to drive us some place fabulous and can take the dogs somewhere fun even when he's taken the car to work.