What did you take a photo of on your walk today? (feat. CHUNK)


(Allie) #1993

Today I took Chunk to a big dog themed event, actually yesterday too but it was too hot to stay long yesterday. Today it was raining so he was much happier and we stayed long enough for him to take part in the first class of a just for fun dog show, the Most Fabulous Fella class.

40 dogs competed and although my boy didn’t win, I’m still so proud of him because a year ago I couldn’t even have walked him close to one other dog without him reacting badly yet this weekend he’s been surrounded by literally hundreds of other dogs, has been perfectly behaved the whole time and thoroughly enjoyed himself - that’s the biggest win for my Chunk as far as I’m concerned :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


(Hyperbole- it’s the best thing in the universe! ) #1994

That is awesome Allie! Congratulations Chunk!


(Jacqueline Porter) #1995

Aww! I’m guessing Chunk is feeling better now?:heart_eyes:


#1996

Not a walk so much but
Hubby went to put the dogs out to pee and just about stepped on this guy. Right by the front door. Now moved to a safe place in the neibours garden as I dont think hed appreciat being sooked by a mastiff.


(Ashley) #1997

I think it’s so cool you guys get them! We only see them here as pets!


(Eric - Less is more!) #1998

I glad you put him where he can be safe.


(Allie) #1999

Yes @Jacqueline_Porter thankfully by Saturday he was back to his normal self :heart:


#2000

We dont usally see them, last time I saw one must have been 7-8 years ago. They are around, they just dont usally come chap on the door lol.


(Allie) #2001

I have a family group of hedgehog’s living outside my house, I’ll try and remember to take pics of their set up after work but they moved in to an outdoor shelter that I put out for my cats to use, just a little wooden thing that’s been there for years which I now keep filled with straw / hay for them, and next to that they have a special wooden feeding house that I line with newspaper and put food into every evening - also a brick on top to stop the cats stealing their food.

Normally I leave them alone and just provide food and cleaning services, but yesterday I decided to check inside the house in case it needed cleaning as they’re very messy little creatures. That’s when I found out it’s actually a family group (complete with babies) rather than the lone hedgehog I thought I was looking after :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


(Jacqueline Porter) #2002

If I was a hedgehog I would like to come and live with you xxx


(Jacqueline Porter) #2003

In fact, if I was any animal I would want to come and live with you xxx


(Jacqueline Porter) #2004

Have you watched “The Durrells” you would love it.


(Allie) #2005

I haven’t heard of it but rarely watch TV, what is it about? :slight_smile:


(Jacqueline Porter) #2006

It’s an English series about the early life of Gerald Durrell who founded zoos and changed the way people felt about animals in captivity . He was a wonderful man and you remind me of him in his early life.


(Allie) #2007

Thank you @Jacqueline_Porter, I will look out for it as it does sound like the kind of thing I would enjoy :slight_smile:


(Jacqueline Porter) #2008

It is - I just know that you would find the story of Gerald Durrell amazing xx


(Bacon is the new bacon) #2009

Durrell is the author of several lovely books, among them My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts, and Relatives. They are well worth a read, if you can find them.

ETA: Didn’t his brother Laurence do nature shows for the Beeb?


(Jacqueline Porter) #2010

That was actually Gerald. His brother, Lawrence, was a novelist, a bit ‘racy’ for his time and nominated for the Booker prize!


(Bacon is the new bacon) #2011

Ah. Thanks for straightening me out!


(Wendy) #2012

I’ve seen this bumper sticker before. I’m from Chicago area too and my in laws lived in the UP. Love going there as well as northern Wisconsin. Beautiful and so different from around here. The natives call it the yooper. I never did get that pronunciation. :smirk: