Tess has just returned from her Pet Pals walk which she does each Thursday and Friday. Each day costs me £10 and for this she gets a walk of around three quarters of an hour - on Thursday she is the only dog and on Friday she is one of three.
She shares the walk with Rio and Cosmo - a Dalmation and a Labradoodle. Usually friend S takes her for a walk on Wednesdays - this means that on three days a week she gets good walks.
Occasionally another friend J calls and takes her.
On the other days I take her for three walks - early morning, noon and just before it is dark (unless it is icy) so, considering she is ten in a couple of weeks she doesn't do too badly.
Of course, as you all predicted, I was right in keeping her after I moved. The bungalow would be a very lonely place without her and we have both managed to adapt our life style to the changes forced on us.
We are settled in; there are many advantages, not least people and vehicles going past all day. I thought you might like to see photographs of my sitting room (taken from both ends as it is a large room) and my kitchen. More another day.
You will see that I have opened the louvred blind in the kitchen. Anyone old enough to have seen 'The Day of the Triffids' will realise I had two choices - give my amaryllis more light or let it burst through the ceiling. You will be pleased to hear that the bud is now opening. Apple Blossom is the variety - and another bud is just pushing through at the side.