It has been a busy few days – and we can finally sit down and recall the best birthday ever!!!!
As you know, Mummy and Jacqui took us to the Yorkshire Dales for my birthday. Mummy promised me that we could go running all day – to my heart’s content. And so we did!
We took the path that led to Aysgarth ChurchWe ran up the now familiar path (was there the day before going to the Aysgarth Falls)We ran up the stepsMiuccia following behindBut instead of turning left, we turned right and followed the “footpath”We were also told to keep the river on our left – we would have to cross the river to have it on our right.So that was rather straight forward. Oops! All that rushing water is making me have a pee. And soon we wandered down to the river Running along mini waterfalls And then to vast open fields The picturesque Yorkshire Dales will never be the same again with three red/fuschia Equafleeces running all over the greens! And then the path took us closer to the river So we explored George doing so gingerly as he doesn’t like water But as we walked along, the fields were at times blocked off by walls of stone and we had to go through VERY narrow gatesSometimes Mummy had to carry us over the stiles.
We ran into muddy puddles of water – we needed a drink by that time Hee! Hee! That was fun. By this time, Mummy has long given up on us being clean. That’s why we were wearing our Equafleeces. We checked out barns of hay – hmmm – who lives there, I wonder. And as we walked further, the river became calmer And we continued to run And more waterAt one point, I saw a rabbit and I ran after it, George following close behind. But I didn’t see the fence and ran into it. Ouch! George ran through the fence … and so did another chapter of George running off! We’ll leave that topic for another day. In short, George was being cheeky monkey and decided not to come back. About twenty minutes later, Mummy finally caught him and from that point onwards – he was not allowed off the leash.
Actually as we wandered further, the fields were soon populated with other four-legged beasts. When Mummy caught sight of cows, we were quickly back on the leash.Mummy was afraid that if I were to go barking at them, I might be gored! Sometimes I stopped to admire the scenery Sometimes we walked across streamsAs we got closer to “civilisation” as Mummy called it,we saw more four-legged friends. We were firmly back on our leads. We have been warned that, especially at this time of year when the ewes are about to have little lambs that if we were to chase them, they may have a miscarriage or they could get very stressed causing death. And if that happens we could get SHOT at by the farmers!!!! Whoa! It’s dangerous in the countryside! We were definitely curious but we were all firmly on our leads!
We finally ended up in West Witton –Totally pooped! We were out in the “wilderness” for more than three hours of non-stop running and walking!
May’s comment: Ticking off the bucket list – Yorkshire Dales is one of them.