Had a good nights sleep. Sally seemed dozier than me for a change. Mudkip was a very good boy and slept right through. He did seem a little bit confused by the change of routine today. The plan is to take him to Fernworthy Resevoir for his big walk. Of course, him being a dog he doesn't understand this. I took him for a 5 minute walk at breakfast time, and he whinged a bit afterwards, but all he really wanted to do was sit on the window ledge in the living room, and once we had opened the curtains he was able to jump up there and was happy enough.
We got some petrol at the local garage - attendant service - now that brings back memories!!! We took Mudkip into town and got the bits we needed for a picnic.
Off we went to the resevoir then. It is only a short journey, though is slightly hampered by being mostly down single track country lanes. It only took about 10 minutes or so, but when you have a dog wriggling around on your lap it feels much longer.
To begin with we did the 3/4 mile short and easy walk, then we decided to go for the big one - the 3 1/2 mile walk around the whole resevoir!!
We did it - it took exactly 2 hours including a stop for the picnic. It was very wet and muddy in places, but was quite good fun. Mudkip was very well behaved and seemed to enjoy it too. It certainly seemed to tire him out - he was very sleepy when we got back to the house.
Thankfully, he decided not to cling to my shoulder like a demented parrot on the journey back from the resevoir like he had for a lot of the way to it. He still wriggled around a lot though. I'm so glad the trip wasn't any longer.
Poor Mudkip - he got muddy on the walk, and spent most of the rest of the day kipping - he is well named then!!
Mind you, i think that both Sally and I fell asleep on the sofa during the afternoon.....
Had the rest of the pasta for dinner and then took a stroll into the village to "The Three Crowns" pub. Had a lager shandy outside the front of the pub. I think that Mudkip was a little confused by this, but seemed glad to not be going on another proper walk.
Back at the house it was straight to bed. Sally fell asleep with her usual speed, and i ended up watching a documentary about the Hindenberg and an episode of South Park.