But Mummy is super mad at us!!!! We’ll let her tell you why later. 😉
It all started out very nicely as we walked onto the cricket field Lots of open spaces to runAnd there we met Scooby also a cockapoo And Stanley immediately took to her and George joined in.Others came to say hello – and we all checked her outGeorge, who really doesn’t know his size decidded to take matters into his own paws And told the big gentle soul that she was not welcomed – NOT nice Georgie!!!He pursued to keep others at bayAnd chased them off!While all that was happening, I surveyed the land and soon realised that behind the trees were wooded paths and lots of bushes!!!
I decided to run back and forthWith Georgie trailing meAll was fine and George came running back when calledBut when we walked on, he was back on a lead. There are always so many dogs at Chiswick Park … very dog-friendly.
But as we neared the cafe, we all had to be on leads …While there, Linda and Coco met us thereThat’s Coco with Annie (Stanley’s mummy).
But everything sort of happened after the coffee break … I so love Chiswick because there are so many new scents and so many interesting bushes.
Once off the lead I ran into the area where it’s a maze of bushes and trees close to wooded areas. Well, I disappeared for a while and couldn’t be seen. Annie, Linda and Mummy all went down different paths to find me. Finally, I heard my name being called and I ran in the direction of the voice but I couldn’t see Mummy. I dashed out in the open looking for Mummy, but Linda managed to get a hold of me. I was very pleased to see Mummy even though I got told off.They thought it would be better to go back to the cricket field – a place we know and we had run around there before. So they confidentially let us all off our leads. Immediately George and I ran into the wooded parts. While I darted back and forth, George shot like a bullet into the bushes and he disappeared for a long time. We could not hear his jingle bells and knew that he must be sitting in one area waiting for his squirrels. Two little girls who had spotted him in a wooded area alerted Mummy of his whereabouts and only then did they manage to get a hold of him with the usual trick – treats!
It was quite a bit of an adventure for all of us. I admit that I got lost and only managed to find everyone when I heard my name being called. But Georgie did not get lost, he was preoccupied with his squirrelling.
May’s comment: So if you think this looked like a peaceful walk at Chiswick, NOT! While Stanley and Coco stayed close by and never wandered far, Darcy in her usual style loves to explore. When in Hyde Park, she can see me but in places like this, wooded areas, she loses sight and takes awhile before we see each other. Scary, adrenaline moments. As for George, yes, he knows his name and yes he knows who I am but the world is his oyster and he has no fear. He thinks he can come home any time he wants and when he wants to. It did cross my mind – what if we couldn’t find George. If he was in good hands, I would get a phone call because he’s tagged. But if he was in the bushes and we couldn’t see him, we would still be there looking for him. And what happens when it gets dark.
Well, he’s going back on the lead and doing long lead training, is the answer. And he will wear his bells – which was for most times, really helpful because you could hear where he was, It is only when he stops running and sits down waiting for squirrels that makes it difficult to trace. And soon he will be wearing his neon yellow jacket to spot him in the bushes! Back to square one, George. You have a mischievous streak in you that makes you unpredictable. So good at recall when you want to and so determined when you’re focused on something called squirrels.