Saturday, 2 July 2011

Weekend walkies

I do think we are lucky to live in walking distance of some lovely open countryside and fields.

It's just great to get out and about - especially on a sunny day like today - and walk in companionable silence with the Man Of The House, the Lady Of The House - or if I'm REALLY lucky - both of them.

Silence that is until I see a cat and feel the need to let it know I'm here with what I hope is a slightly deep and threatening 'WUFF'.

But there's no cats out here in the fields. But I still don't get to run free in case I get the scent or sight of a rabbit or a squirrel because I'd be off in hot pursuit and maybe follow it through a hedge on to the road and get hurt.

There are some roads close by here although you can't see them. I don't mind walking on my lead and I like being with my family so it's all good. I can always have a crazy zoomy run in the garden when I get home and then soak up a bit more sun for as long as someone will stay outside with me. When they go inside, I go inside too. Well, you have to keep an eye on them. Who knows what would happen to them if I wasn't there. I don't know how they ever coped before I came along.

Before I head off for another sunny snooze, I'd like to wish ALL my American followers a really happy 4th July weekend. I'm going to try and stop by the Luau and Pool Party in Honorooroo being hosted by The Fiesty Three.Maybe I'll see you there?

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Bouncing Bertie said...

Weekend walkies are just the best thing, aren't they?
Toodle pip!

Mr. Pip said...

Hey Winnie, you are very lucky to live near such beautiful fields! We have to drive quite a ways to find open space like that!

See you at Luau!

Your pal, Pip

Stewey said...

I like weekend walkies, weekday walkies, and......


Amber-Mae said...

Looked like you had a nice day! And you are looking very beautiful in all those pictures, Winnie.

Sharon said...

How nice to take a walk in the fields on a sunny day!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Winnie you are one gorgeous looking grey xxxx sounds like the perfect walk.

Sue said...

Winnie, I love walks with my mum at any time (except when it'r raining hard:)) I have to store my Zoomies up for when I am in my mum's dad's garden, as we don't have one. Too hot for zoomies today, with temps at 28.

I don't mind being out in the garden on my own, but I do go inside every now and then to make sure all is well.

Kristin G. said...

There's nothing like a nice walk in the countryside, and who doesn't enjoy a nice snooze in the sun? Thank you for the July 4th wishes! We're enjoying the long weekend here, and wish you a lovely weekend too!

houndstooth said...

We'll look for you at the luau!

I love weekend walks and hikes. They're always so exciting and interesting! That looks like a lovely place that you visit. I am glad that we have the dog park to go to for running, because I do like a good leg stretch every now and again. I so wish our backyard were fenced!


Sophie said...

It seems like you're enjoying all this gorgeous weather too, Winnie! And you make a fantastic guard for your family, especially keeping them safe from cats. :)

scotsmad said...

It's a bit unfair Winnie, 'cause when we see a cat or small animal, we take off after it, too. We also bark like crazy if we're on a lead.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Benny and Lily said...

you sure are lucky living by those beautiful fields
Benny & Lily

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Winnie, you are so very lucky to live close to the countryside and go for walks there! We have to drive at least 40 minutes to get to a nice countryside where we live. You have such pretty fields and you look very pretty too!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Kolchak Puggle said...

what a gorgeous feild and a pretty spot! It must be excellent to romp through!

Roo said...

That's so great that you have such a luvely field close by to take walkies in :D Enjoy the sunshine Winnie :)

Waggin at ya,

Pup Fan said...

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Barb said...

We don't have such lovely fields close to our house here. But we have a nice yard to run in and a dog park not too far away. And we have a really nice greyhound living in our neighborhood. :)
Have a great 4th!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We would love to walk along with yoy in those beautiful fields. We love to go for walks and we don't get to go off leash either. Something to do with Siberian blood and running off to Alaska.

We had a blast at the big luau - it sure was a lot of fun.

Thanks for the holiday wishes.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tucker The Crestie said...

What a beautiful place to go for a walk with your family, Winnie!

Jon Terry said...

Wow! what a lovely walk you had with your family at the countryside. Mommy love the views of the countryside.

Love ya,
Jon Terry

Bobby said...

It is good to have nice fields to go in, we can walk for miles through fields.
Winnie you look so nice lying in the sun, it has been nice and warm, we love it.
Licks Bobby

chancythegardner said...

We are glad to meet you Winnie. You sure did get to go on a nice walk. We wanted to stop in and thank you for visiting our blog and leaving a comment. Have a fun day! Hugs and nose kisses Chancy and Mumsy

mayziegal said...

What a Most Wonderful walkie you had, Winnie. I agree. On leash or off, there aren't very many things better than taking your humans for a walk.

Wiggles & Wags,

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Hiking Hounds said...

What a beautiful area you live in!