Seeing as it had snowed and it doesn’t happen very often here, I made her take me out for a walk. I didn’t have to try very hard, I have to say…for once, she seemed as eager as me to go out to play.
We have long walks through the fields here. She says the country is all flat and boring. That’s ’cause she has no nose.You should smell this place! So many creatures and things! But we don’t often see many because they usually have loads of places to hide.
Except the ladies who munch. And the cows, of course, though they are inside for the winter now.
But there were birds everywhere…lots of them. Especially robins. Then she squeaked ’cause she’d seen a kestrel…
I had other things to do… exploring and stuff. She wouldn’t let me down the fox hole though, and she flatly refusd to let me go swimming.
She did a lot of squeaking at the trees, and a lot of complaining that the snow kept settling on the camera thingy.
To be fair, though, the camera makes her look at stuff. Which is probably why she spotted the little deer before me.
Before you say anything, I was good. Even though I was off the leash! I just watched them for a bit then carried on exploring.
She said I was a good girl… which I thought might mean a longer walk…and it did. The deer ran away eventually and we headed towards the next village.
We could see the old windmill and the snowy village green from where we ended up! That’s a really long walk!
And we still had a long way to go back. But that was fine by me… I love the snow!
She didn’t seem to mind it either ’cause she kept lauging and smiling at me, Said she loved watching me play.
There is just so much to do in the snow. And it kep on snowing, sometimes really heavy too.
And then it would stop and make everything really white and bright. Then start again and the distance disappeared.
We went all round one of my walks, then all round another… and then we tried some new paths too! She really must like playing out in the snow!
She said that everything, even the allotments and the village looked different and magical in the snow…
Some of the houses you don’t even see in the summer when theleaves are on the trees.
And one of them looks even more like a fairytale palace that usual, with its turrets and pinnacles showing through the branches on top of the big hill.
But there are things she likes more than fairytales…and two kites started hunting over the fields. She gets really frustrated when she can’t ‘get’ them very well with the camera though.
Eventually, after a couple of hours, we were heading back home. I stopped to have a word with one of the horses.
It was snowing a lot again and I think she might have been aching a bit from walking through the fields in those boots of hers. She should try it barefoot, I said, but she just looked at me funny.
But then, as we got back into our little street, she started squeaking again…but quietly. I think, if she needed a reward for taking me on such a long walk, she might have got it…
She said it was reward enough just watching me have so much fun… but even so, she seemed pleased with those last few minutes too.
She may not have got the kites in flight…but she got them in the snow and that made her smile. Which made me smile too.
I hope you enjoyed sharing a little bit of my walk with me!
Much love, Ani xxx