The usual dog walk is to Watsness and back. It is precisely four miles there and back with no hills. Perfect. I have been doing this walk for ages with BeAnne and/or Loki. All was fine. It was part of my pre-surgery get-fit campaign.
With Loki on a lead (as he cannot be trusted), BeAnne would come too.
Until the other day when we met a herd of beef cows. They were peacefully lying down so I went with the thought “let sleeping cows lie”.
We haven’t met a herd of cows for a while. I know that they live here as Haakon and I used to meet them occasionally years ago but I haven’t ever met them on foot.
Sadly, they were not content with lying down and quickly got up to investigate us and with that BeAnne and Loki turned tail.
We were followed home, as far as the gate which can be quite unnerving but I know they are a friendly bunch.
So, today’s dog walk has to be different. I have to find another 2 miles that is a good safe walk.
We settled on going up the hill, which is hard work on foot but another step forward in my pre-op fitness campaign. I settled for taking photos as I went to cheer myself up. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate to walk and I especially I hate to walk up a hill – I have an Icelandic horse for that. But, with a camera, I will walk anywhere for a good photo. That is a completely different story.
And then the battery went in my camera. So that is that! It was a good walk and now on my daily to-do list as those cows are rather scary.