Saturday, 6 November 2010

Afternoon by the River

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Well I was determined that this weekend wouldn't come and go again like every other day.......housework, washing, kids bickering etc etc so we watched the weather forecast and today seeming to be the better day of the two we decided to have an afternoon at Bidford-On-Avon.  Mom, Dad and bro came too to make the most of the lovely weather.  This was Arnold's first big afternoon out and with the amount of clobber we had to take it felt like having a toddler all over again!

The weather was beautiful and the sunshine certainly enhanced the lovely colours in the trees.  'A' (and Mom!) had a great time on the park especially seeing as there were some new gadgets to play with!  Not quite so busy today as it normally is but I guess that's only to be expected in November.

Arnold met loads of new doggy buddies today and we were even brave enough to let him off the lead for 10 minutes.  He was brilliant!  P, S, A and myself split up and each had a handful of treats and then took it in turns to call him.  He then shot towards us like a rocket! :)  We really want to try letting him off the lead a bit more now but we're just so worried that the second he sees another pooch he'll be off!  The swans didn't like the look of him much but he didn't let the fact that they were spitting put him off!  He had a great time in the leaves and especially when we kicked them up in the air for him to dive into.

Comical moment came late this afternoon when Mom offered to make 'P' and I a hot drink.  I got a lovely cup of tea and 'P' almost ended up with a nice steaming cup of gravy seeing as Mom had took the wrong jar from the caravan :)

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All in all a super afternoon out topped off by fish and chips on the way home.  Although, Arnold's contribution to the trip back was somewhat less pleasant as there were some rather strange odours eminating from the back of the car.  We seriously have to change his food!


  1. Love the Tales of Arnold. When we first got our rescue greyhound 'they' told us the strange odours (that's so polite!) were because they get nervous. We soon learnt what rubbish that was!!!

  2. Thanks for your comments :).
    We're having great fun with him, although I personally never though a puppy could get so many upset stomachs! We're now about to try his 4th different type of food !

  3. Looks like a great way to spend a wekend! I love the idea of vowing not to spend the enitre weekend doing housework and laundry!

  4. Yes, I know we should do it more often but unfortunately daily chores tend to get in the way :)