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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Lazy Sunday

The very next best thing for a Labrador after FOOD is WATER.  Not the stuff you drink or get bathed in but the stuff you splash in and swim in.  Be it ditch, river, sea or lake, hours of fun can be had with a well trained human to hand.  A few barks usually do the trick and humans will throw sticks and balls on command which provides endless enjoyment.
An exploratory walk this morning along the River Ock, one of the thirty eight tributaries of the Thames, which flows into the Thames at Abingdon had my two Labradors in ecstasy but they were also joined in their watery games by a very enthusiastic pair of Border Collies, Meg and Penny,  from Nb. No Problem.  Penny proved to be a very accomplished  swimmer and all round water baby...an honorary Labrador almost.

 Are you coming in?
 Fletcher, Floyd Penny and Meg. Just splashing about in the river!
 Abingdon water front under a glowering sky
 The river Ock enters the Thames under this bridge
 Walking back to our respective boats through the town and a group of Morris Dancers are preparing to entertain.
 Even their dog is be-ribboned

With the dogs exercised we hurried back, via a pint in The Punchbowl, me to make a peach and butterscotch upside down pudding for dessert and Sue to help Vic finish the Sunday Roast we were all going to share.
And a very nice lunch it was too.


  1. Glad to see you haven't let Vic bully you into making him an apple crumble as well-he will if he thinks he can get away with it!
    Will that be the 4:3 diet next week? xx

  2. Hi J
    Vic a bully? I don't think so, but you might be right about a 4:3 diet!


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