It's May, the sun is finally shining and the leaves are beginning to return! Now it's a pleasure to be out and about with the dog. Not that its without its problems - with the return of the sun and warmth comes People Having Picnics. And a Dog Off Lead + People Having Picnics = Trouble (dog running up to people having picnics to try and get their food). It's going to be a bit of a pain, especially since we dog walkers kind of feel that we own the parks, since we've been out there all autumn, winter and spring, come rain, snow or shine. Ho hum, I'm sure we'll manage.
So to distract Henry from the nearby picnic were a few dogs - not many out this afternoon. He played with Bailey, his Rhodesian Ridgeback friend who is now about 9 months old and just a bit too big for proper playing. One of the others on today's afternoon dog scene was the beautiful, fluffy, happy and friendly Angus, a 2-year-old golden retriever, who I met last summer when Henry was a tiny pup. In spite of his size, he plays well with smaller dogs and stops short of them, rather than landing on top of them. He looked as if he was smiling as he stood posing for the camera in the late afternoon sun for me.