The sun was shining, yes it was a tad blowy but nothing too miserable so I thought Haakon, BeAnne and I could go out for a walk.
(yes, that’s BeAnne’s grumbly face)
I put Her Maj on a lead before we reached the road as there are little lambs about now.
Lambing season has just begun and even though BeAnne would not chase a lamb or ewe, I would not be popular for walking a dog off a lead in the scattald (open hill or common grazing). It is not the done thing.
So I “knitted” with my extending dog lead and the non-extending horse rope and both animals behaved very well. BeAnne has often walked with Haakon and he knows she would take a very dim view on being trodden on. So she walked in front of me and I cursed her for trying to trip me up instead!
After a while I grew bored of the endless “knitting” and tripping and let Haakon do his own thing. He is used to this set-up and happily walked beside me.
I love this photo. Me and my best friend just pottering together enjoying each other’s company.
On my walk, I did noticed that Haakon has another hoof abscess (his third). It was draining nicely, no lameness or misery and actually the gentle walk increased the drainage nicely. A small part of me is not surprised. At the back of my mind I was thinking something else might be lurking. Ho hum…… better out than in.
I think if this weather holds up, these gentle ambles are good for Haakon both mentally and physically. I push him onto the grass verge when I can and he happily potters alongside.