Sunday, 23 April 2017

Walkies

It is a lovely morning but according to the weatherman it is the last of the Spring weather and later today Winter weather will sweep down from the North with wintry shows to accompany the sharp, cold winds.   Typical April weather here in the North I would say.

While it is warm I went for an early morning walk down the pasture.   You will see from the photograph that we had company on our walk.

32 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Super photo! When we lived in the country, Gomez, our black and white cat, used to follow us round the pond sometimes.
Weather here still chilly too.

Rachel said...

Tess and Blackie, the farm cat. Tess is looking very smart and Blackie looks like one of mine. That's right up there with a Kitchy photograph!

Gwil W said...

Tess looks like she's just stepped out of the canine beauty parlor.

Heather said...

Your new walking companion looks so much like our old cat. He and Tess look quite at home with each other.

Midmarsh John said...

Find the right spot, out of the breeze, and there is plenty of heat from the Sun. Standing just inside the greenhouse yesterday my legs felt as though they were burning.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Our black cat Polly is far too lazy to follow me down the meadow. A year living in town turned her into a cat who prefers indoor life!

I heard that forecast too, not looking forward to it one bit, hope you and Tess keep warm

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Looks like they are perfectly synchronized! Note the paw position (or pawsition) -Jenn

Mary said...

We're in a similar weather pattern here today - with a chilly spell, plus heavy rain coming, after a beautiful week of sunshine and 80F+ day after day.
Love this photo of animals together - people need to get along like this more often!!
Visited Anthea and enjoyed her new blog and photos.
Stay warm my dear - and hopefully you not going to need snow boots again.
Mary x

Mac n' Janet said...

Look like the perfect walking companions. Stay warm.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

"The Adventures of Tess and Blackie" by Mrs Weaver.

Chapter One
The Baby Rabbit

Somewhere, beyond the ancient hedgerow, a baby was crying. Tess and Blackie nipped through a hole in the hedge to see what was happening.
"Oh dear," said Blackie. "It's a baby rabbit. What shall we do Tess?"
"Let's go back to South Dyke and fetch Mrs Weaver. She'll know what to do!"
"Perhaps I had better stay here to look after the baby rabbit," smiled Blackie.
"Okay, but don't eat it!" said Tess, hurrying home. (to be continued)

littlemancat said...

For a moment, it seemed as if John's Albert found his way to visit. Lovely pic and agree that we all should get along with each other as they do.
Hope your week goes well, despite the colder weather forecast.
Mary

Sue said...

Tess looks like a miniature Airedale in that photo!

Frances said...

I'm smiling at their perfect formation. xo

crafty cat corner said...

That's just lovely. I wouldn't dare to let my cats follow me, too much traffic. Must be great for them in the country.
Briony
x

justjill said...

Great photo ! Snow promised here too tomorrow. But it is only April...

Iris said...

Congratulations on getting your new car! I am excited about Kitchy and Co. and I absolutely love her blog header picture with the dog and the sheep!

Tom Stephenson said...

Ah! That's a nice photo Weave!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad you all like the photograph. Yorkshire puds story is wicked as I am sure you all know Blackie and Creamy love baby rabbit = it is their staple diet this time of the year.

Bovey Belle said...

Various of our cats have come for walkies with me over the years. Ghengis, bless him, kept me company after a much-loved sick older cat was p.t.s. and I walked a fair way around the Park on the neighbouring farm. He knew I was upset.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

BLess the cat, my granny used to take her Tina round the block in Egremont!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

...Mrs Weaver came huffing and puffing up the lane dragged by Tess who was yelping excitedly.

Mrs Weaver squeezed through the hole in the hedge causing her £65 hair-do to go all over the place - like Aunt Sally in the Worzel Gummidge stories.

In the meadow she saw Blackie licking the little baby rabbit - as if it was a kitten. She picked the frightened creature up and popped it in the front pocket of her flowery pinafore.

Then she took it home. Once back in her kitchen she chopped up an onion and a carrot and then looked for an Oxo cube in the pantry... (to be continued)

angryparsnip said...

Yorkshire Pudding is really interesting but maybe a little naughty... oh what will happen to the bunny !
Weaver your photo is wonderful.

cheers, parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

I like to see cats and dogs getting on together. Mine tolerate each other, but even after 6 years they're not what one would call 'friends'.

Virginia said...

A photo worthy of Kitchy! Hope you're provisioned for the turn on the weather. I have no patience when those late changes come - once the weather warms, it ought to have the decency to STAY warm, I say!

Librarian said...

Great picture and perfect proof of how cats and dogs CAN get along, like the ones do that live with a friend of my mother's.

Alphie Soup said...

It's great to see a cat and a dog out walking together.

Alphie

Jenny said...

Sweet, we had a cat Jim who liked a good long walk. We used to take him 50 miles in the car to spend weekends on my parents farm, he loved it and often took a walk round the fields and back through the village with us, though that took a while as there was so much sniffing to do, on his part not ours.

Barbara Womack said...

Love the photo!
Hope you all stay warm with the return of wintry weather.

Countryside Tales said...

We had five cats (all related) at one time, they were part Burmese and would come on long walks with us. Our neighbours thought we were mad! It's a lovely photo. x

Rachel said...

Our cats in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the 1970s used to walk through Jesmond Dene with us to the pub, then play outside for two hours, then I would call them, they would reappear and we would walk back. 1 mile each way.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. All your comments are helping to keep me going!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

When the broth was made, Mrs Weaver placed a china saucer of it in front of her new bunny friend. Shyly he hopped over and began to slurp the nutritious mixture.

That made Mrs Weaver smile with delight. She lounged back in her kitchen chair and lit up a "Woodbine". Blowing a wreath of blue smoke up to the kitchen ceiling she said to herself, "I shall call him Hoppity."