Saturday, 25 June 2011

Simply sailing down the canal

We've had some lovely walks along the canal in recent days. I love all the tantalising smells in the hedges by the path.

I was a bit jealous when I saw these two hounds who smiled and waved (in a doggy way) as they sailed past us. That looks a great way to ride.

I suppose for now I have to stick to walking the paths...but maybe one day we'll have our own canal boat trip.

Have you ever read Narrow Dog to Carcasonne?

It's a brilliant book by a man called Terry Darlington from the Midlands who took his whippet (and his wife) on a really adventurous trip to France on a canal boat. The LOTH can thoroughly recommend it. It's a fabulously funny and entertaining read.

Today I am again joining the Saturday Pet Blog Hop hosted by Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume.

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Sarge said...

Hey Winnie!
Wow, that canal would be fun to ride on and to swimmie in! Do you ever get to go swimmie in it? I bet there are all sorts of cool critters to sniff there. Mom wrote down that book and she's gonna check it out!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

George the Lad said...

I love walking the canals to, I'll show you sometime.
Have a good weekend looks like Sunday is going to be HOT!!!
See Yea George xxx

Cherie K. Miller said...

Winnie - it's great to see how other dogs live. Thanks for sharing your pics and blog post with us!

I'm dropping by the pet blog hop today - stop by to see the gorilla at the Calgary Zoo enjoying a little fun:

Sam said...

We'd love to take the boys on a boat, although we are worried about what Monty might do! It looks like a pretty place to take a walk.


rottrover said...

What a guurrreat walk! Mom's friend is doing that canal trip in France RiGHT NOW! We'll have mom check out the book. Thanks, Winnie!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Sue said...

Looks like a nice place to walk.

Can you swim Winnie?

Sophie said...

The canal looks gorgeous to walk down! I'm jealous of it and your great weather, too! We have a canal 'nearby', but it's just a little too far to go for a daily walk.

Sharon said...

Never saw a canal boat - no canals around here - looks like it would be a real nice ride!

houndstooth said...

*gasp* Winnie, I wonder if that was David and Ella! David has a blog, and he and Ella are both my friends on Twitter. They've been out in a boat before! Anyway, your walk looks awesome!


P.S. Mom says thanks for the reminder about the book! We heard about it long ago and forgot to look it up!

Benny and Lily said...

What the....! Oh are so LUCKY going on that thing
Love and snorts
Benny & Lily

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Winnie, that looks like such a great place to go walking!!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

tubby3pug said...

Wow thats really cool

Poppy said...

Hi Winnie, we are Poppy and Abbey and we live on a narrowboat. You should watch out for two Wire Haired Fox Terriers cruising on a canal near you.

Yip Yap

Pops and Abs