Hi everyone, I’m Charlie and I’m taking over mummy’s blog again today to tell you all about my favourite time of day. You may remember my post in September all about the jobs I do around the house. If you haven’t read it yet, you really should because it tells you all about how awesome I am. You can find it here. Now you know all about me and what a good dog I am let’s talk about my favourite time of day: WALK TIME!!!! Walk time is my favourite. Although dinner is also my favourite. So is sleeping and playtime. In fact, everything is my favourite.
Two of mummy’s goals for this year are to get healthier and slow down and take more time off. Mummy is very lucky as I’m really good at both those things. Slow living is my thing I would never let work get in the way of a nap. After all my naps I love nothing more than going outside to run around. So I’m going to be mummy’s new life coach to help her reach her goals. I’m making mummy stop working every afternoon to take me out on a walk. This helps her reach both her goals and also happens to be one of my favourite things.
We have been going on lots of adventures together. I like it when we go out in the car to the woods or country park. But most days we go for a walk along the old railway line near our house. It’s nice up there. We meet lots of other dogs. I don’t really like other dogs but I love their owners. Did you know people take biscuits on walks and sometimes they share them with me. But don’t tell mummy as she doesn’t like me having lots of biscuits.
I like this walk because you are out in the countryside and have lots of pretty views. Some days you can see right across to the Pentland hills (I’ve been on lots of walks there too). There aren’t any cars allowed on the railway line so I can run about and mummy doesn’t have to worry about cars. Although sometimes we meet horses who are like big dogs but not as fun. Mummy makes me go on the lead when we see a horse coming. I don’t like this because I want to run but I’m very good on the lead and walk nicely beside mummy. I have a really cool rope lead but there are loads of other styles of dog leads, I used to have a chain lead which was also cool.
My favourite thing about the walk is when we get the railway line to ourselves and I can run about off lead. Mummy says I can be trusted off lead because I have a really good recall. This means I always come back to mummy when she tells me too. I love it when we take a ball with us. Although mummy never throws it as far as daddy it’s still great fun. I play this game where I pretend to put the ball down for mummy and then as she bends down to pick it up, I grab it. It’s really funny!
After our walk, we head back home to our warm and cosy house. Some days mummy dries me with my towel. I like this because it’s like a big tickle. Then I get a dentastix and a drink before another nap. Mummy then goes back to finish her work. I’m trying to convince her to join me on the sofa for a post walk nap. It’s way better than going on that silly computer.
*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Dog Lead Shop. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own (and Charlie’s).