Thursday, September 17, 2009

Marlay Park Dog Run

The weather was glorious at the weekend - it felt like the start of the summer we didn't have. I'm glad we made the most of it, as it's been dull since Monday. Dry, so I guess we shouldn't complain. It's good for the farmers. Personally, I'd rather have rain than a dull overcast day!

We went for a walk in Marlay Park on Sunday morning, before our shopping in Lidl (which is just across the road, very handy). They now have an enclosure for dogs, where dogs can be let off the leash and run to their hearts' content. It seems to be a good spot for socialising too (the dogs and the owners). We've recently watched an episode of The Dog Whisperer (on National Geographic?), and we're now dog experts. It was really interesting to watch the interaction between the various dogs there. The greyhounds seemed to be the shy ones, whereas little mongrels were leaders of the pack. By the way, this guy Cesar, the Dog Whisperer, has books and magazines and all sorts of things to help people manage their dogs (and to make him rich!). You can even buy teeshirts. And plenty of free tips on how to be a good dog owner. Mmm... Probably doesn't work with a cat though. Willow knows we're his slaves, he doesn't believe in pack leaders!

We didn't take pictures of the dogs, but we did take a photograph of this peacock!

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