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23/08/2020

Moss

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments about those few seconds of magic in my last post - it seems the hare holds a special place for a lot of folk.

On the same walk I took many other photos, some to capture the moment, some to take for blogging and most of them .... of Moss.

So, I thought I would share a few (yes just a few) of our dilly dog enjoying her walk.

She adores Himself, often trailing around after him with a stick or a ball and asking him to throw it for her. Yes, before anyone says - dogs should not carry sticks, tell that to Moss who collects sticks with the fervour of a trainspotter collecting train details or a twitcher trying to photograph the latest bird.

She has this 'trade up and swap' system with sticks. She'll find one almost as soon as we start walking, she'll carry it, dropping it at our feet, retrieving it almost immediately and carry it a bit further.... until she finds a 'better' stick or a 'bigger' stick and then she swaps. This will continue for most of the walk - even on this hot 10 miler walk - many a stick joined us on those dusty miles.


The only thing better than a stick .... water. Any river, stream, trough, pond, bath, puddle or the sea - and the combination of sticks in water - happy happy dog! 




With her background as a trained sheep dog we can instruct her by pointing or waving, which direction to go, she will check once or twice by looking over her shoulder and we confirm by repeating the action and she will then shoot on ahead.


If she thinks we are being too slow, she returns to check we are still following, then turns back setting out front as our own personal scouting party :) 


Our walks are brilliant, I love being out and finding new to me paths, new vistas and new stories, but they are all the better, all the richer and happier - thanks to this dilly dog.

And, we know if it has been a good one, when Moss once back home or back at the van, she scoffs her dinner and flops over on her side and has a deep and rejuvenating nap - ready for the next adventure!
Hope your week is as happy as our silly dilly dog during a walk filled with rivers and sticks (lots of sticks) xxx

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    1. She had such a naturally happy demeanour but she absolutely shines with happiness when out walking๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Beautiful & glad you took those photos and shared. I just want to give her a cuddle & you 2 hugs as well. This time last year..........enough said. Thanks again, take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. Thank you x a lot has happened in this last year and it could all change again!

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  3. Your dog's coat markings are sensational, all that dramatic black and white, and the white at the end of her tail. She has quite a passion for her hobby of carrying sticks, and I like how she looks back at you to see which direction you want her to go.

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    1. Thank you! Her markings are not the traditional border collie coat so she often gets comments at her colouring๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Beautiful write-up, adorable pictures. What a star she is - and how lucky to have the two of you in her family. x

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    1. We are the lucky ones, we set out to rescue her, she most definitely rescued us x

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    2. Would love to know more about that . . .

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  5. I love to see Moss so happy. She is great!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  6. She so reminds me of Ollie - both damaged teenagers through no fault of their own and both (thank Goddess) fell on all four paws and ended up with us ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Ollie also had otter in his DNA and had to carry a stick (or toy) for the entirety of each walk. I don’t know who has criticised you for Moss walking with a stick - pfffscht to them. That’s someone who has never seen and shared the joy of a four-paws proudly carrying ‘their’ trophy and grinning from hairy ear to ear. xxx. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’š

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  7. Delightful photographs. Your Moss is one happy dog. Lily shares her enthusiasm for both sticks and water. X

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  8. What an amazing dog. She is lucky to live with you and you're lucky to have her. Pity we can't be more like her and be happy with simple things! I like sticks but I draw the line at water.....

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  9. He is a real sweetheart! Love that curiosity he has and pleasure to explore nature.

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  10. What a beautiful walk! I imagine it would be twice as nice with a furry friend to keep you both company! We had a beloved Labrador cross up until a few years ago and she was a swimmer too....in summer when we all went to swim in the creek, she was always the first one in!!!! Even quicker than the children!
    Thanks for your gorgeous photos xx

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  11. Moss on form as ever!! We love seeing pictures of our 'granddog' and her antics. She is adorable. ๐Ÿบ xx

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  12. I love your silly dog! She seems to get so much joy from life and her humans. I miss having a dog but given my current physical limitations, it's not feasible. Dogs add so much to life.
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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