It was a perfect morning so I took BeAnne for a walk on our local sandy beach with the sole purpose to be introduced to a lovely black Sprocker (springer x cocker spaniel) girl who belongs to a friend.
Of course the dogs totally ignored each other while us, the owners, walked up and down the lovely deserted Shetland beach having a good chat.
I like to try and encourage BeAnne to meet and make friends with new dogs.
The beach was lovely – cold, dark and in it’s winter mood.
We had the place to ourselves. We didn’t see a soul which is always good – perhaps I am turning into BeAnne or she has turned into me.
All was going smoothly until it was time to go home. I offered my friend and her dog a lift home so they got into my car and then I looked around for BeAnne. She had vanished until I spotted a Sit-Down-Strike going on a few yards away. I sighed and went to chivvy Her Maj into the car as she wasn’t going to budge.
We drove back to my friend’s house and was rewarded with a lovely cup of coffee. BeAnne and her new friend quickly settled down together which was lovely to see.
The cat also introduced herself. So it has been a day of new friends for Her Maj, which is good because I think, like me, she has become very insular in her old age.