Sunday, 10 May 2009

38 Naughty Norfolks went to the woods today........

Well what a laugh we had today! 
It was the annual NORFOLK TERRIER WALK for the South of England. There were 38 waggy Norfolk tails and an assortment of Otter Hound, Labradors and German Shepherd trying to sneak in.Oh and a very bouncy Border Terrier too.
What utter chaos!

It was a glorious and sunny day and we met and chatted for half an hour first whilst they all showed their attitude when on leads. Then off with the leads and into the woods, 

and if our 2 hadn't had trendy little blue bandanas on (courtesy of my friend Sue- hers are the red team!) we would never have seen them again. 
I thought I knew what my dogs looked like but I can tell you, when 38 of them are running riot in the woods, they all look pretty similar and it was only the bandanas that made us sure we had the right dogs at the end! 

It involved a  lovely long walk 
 to the top of Holmbury Hill with wonderful views for miles and 
miles, a team photo at the top, 

and then long walk through bluebells etc back down, via a few very 
muddy puddles and a swim in a pond for some of them 
(and of course, ours were in the "some". yuk!) 

Then we all piled onto the field for a really fun picnic and this year no dogs escaped into the middle of it to run riot amongst the food (as happened last year to our huge amusement as it wasn't our picnic that was affected!)
We wondered about bathing them when we got home, but we went off to a christening and then were drinking champagne, and it just didn't happen. Now its evening and they are in the house........and they stink! 
I wish we had done it when we got home.....

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melanie! I so enjoy visiting your blog (love all those little doggies!!!) and am sending a "makes my heart smile" award your way. You can find all the rules over at my blog. I wanted those visiting me to be able to find you! Love and hugs, Donna and Geraldine