Dog in the Fog

Ted and I were met with fog this morning on our walk at 07:00.

But Ted and I have reached an agreement now.

Basically “bugger off, and I will do the walk without you”!

Taking photos as I go, obviously!

And, remarkably, Ted, so far, has stayed with me.  I have a bag of treats and if he a) comes when he’s called or b) arrives just because, then he gets a treat as well as lots of enthusiasm about his arrival and exemplary behaviour.

Today Ted met a cat on the golf-course and gave chase, albeit not very fast and the cat sauntered off.

If he does this to Monster, I full expect Monster to swiftly express his displeasure with a good swipe and hopefully Ted will learn this is not the behaviour we expect or encourage.

Monster doesn’t take prisoners.  Ever.

It was a beautiful still and quiet morning walk.

And guess what? Ted was home, waiting for me at the garden gate.

And yes, he got his well-done-for-going-on-a-dog-walk treat!

9 thoughts on “Dog in the Fog

  1. Sam

    What lovely and handsome trees on your walk. Good to know Ted is learning good walking behaviors.
    Still keeping you and Mum in my thoughts.

  2. Cathy

    Am I the only one to look at that picture, fourth up from the bottom, and see not just a gnarled tree, but a doggy face and two front paws peeping out ?

    It’s a lovely picture in its own right but the little face makes it so much better.

    I’m glad you have Ted for company and get out for early morning walks. It’s good time for a chance to think and clear your mind for the day ahead.

  3. Vicky

    Hi Fran.

    I read your messages everyday and am inspired by you. I am so sorry to hear your mum is unwell. She is very lucky to have you xxxtake care

  4. Linda Kirk

    I like the last picture of Ted “wasn’t I a good boy”

    Thank you for the photos of the magnificent trees. There’s something quite spiritual about them.

  5. diane in northern wis

    Your pictures with the fog today are just beautiful, Frances. Thank you so much for sharing them. I’m glad you had a good walk and Ted was waiting at the gate for you. That’s certainly treat-worthy.
    Continuing to pray for your Mom and you and your family.


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