Baxter and Muttley (dogs) came a visiting today -- accompanied by Graham and Jill from NB Matilda Rose. Great excitement all round with Floyd and Fletcher energetically greeting their canine pals. Blankets were fetched from beds, and left on the towpath, demonstrations given on how to run up ...and down the side steps in...and out of the boat. Lots of squeaking and chewing of heads and muzzles and then the dogs started...
I took photo's but a senior moment had crept in (again) and there was no chip in the camera to save them to (it had been left in PC the night before). Jill will have done a better job so there should be something in the blog-a-sphere to commemorate our gathering..
After a quick boat review we all walked down the Farmers Bridge lock flight, four humans, four dogs to lunch in The Bull. Rose, the landlady, had been asked the previous day if this invasion would be acceptable and had given a thumbs up and sure enough we all got a lovely welcome, enjoyed a lovely meal and the dogs were given water and doggy treats to round our visit off.
On our return to Yarwood, Muttley presented us with his new party piece; if one climbs up these side steps one can step straight on to this galley worktop and check out any food that might have been left there...simples! This has never occurred to Floyd and Fletcher but they were eyeing Muttley's antics with a lot of interest.
It was great to see our travelling companions again and it won't be long now before we will join them at Gayton Junction for the start of our summer on the Fens.