Monday, 22 September 2008

A Doggie Gathering


The above picture doesn’t really need any words. But it’s Monday morning and I am trying to work out how to finish a piece on a walk I did last week for the magazine (otherwise known as procrastination).

I don’t know about your neck of the woods but here in Cornwall we had a wonderful weekend. The sun shone and despite a brisk north easterly wind, just seeing the sun is such a tonic – particularly as we had a friend staying.

We had a couple of lovely walks with Moll and on Saturday had a cup of tea at a café which is wonderful for people and dog watching. The dogs – what a mixture – a red setter called Dolly; a fat dachsund, a young black lab, soaked from a recent swim, a bearded collie, a miniature poodle, a springer spaniel and of course, scruffy Moll. We were all sitting outside enjoying the warmth when the dachsund (being one of the smallest) started barking. In a couple of seconds every dog was shouting their heads off – just like the Twilight Barking from 101 Dalmatians.

There was a stunned silence, then all the owners roared with laughter. Nothing like dogs to bond people together.

19 comments:

Annie Bright said...

Awh, sounds wonderful. I want to be in Cornwall at a doggie gathering. :-) I love the photo!

Pat Posner said...

Gorgeous photo, Flowerpot.
I bet Moll really enjoyed meeting so many new doggie friends.

Flowerpot said...

Annie - it's a real Aaah picture isnt it? Designed to cheer us up on a Monday - if we need it!

Pat - she had a great time, and barked the loudest I think!

Elizabethd said...

Nice to find you, as an ex Truro girl it was so good to read about my 'homeland'.

Flowerpot said...

so glad to meet you Elizabeth - good to meet another Cornish girl, albeit abroad!

JJ said...

That sounds lovely. What funny things bring people together.

Flowerpot said...

jj - it was probably because we were sitting in sunshine - if we'd been in the rain we might have been at each other's throats!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A gorgeous picture. You're right about dogs and bonding, usually on a walk too.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

Yes dogs are great ice breakers aren't they?

Akelamalu said...

The photo is so sweet and the doggy chorus sounds just too funny! The weather here in the Northwest was beautiful too Flowerpot.

Grump said...

Great photo, here we all meet at the local park. Owners are known by their dogs name. It is a sort of unwritten rule we all talk as if we are called Tilly or Molly. So you would be Molly and I'd be Tilly. How does that suit. Molly
Cheers from Tilly the wonder dog x

Flowerpot said...

Ak - glad you had good weather too - and about time!

grump - sorry, Tilly. That would make life a lot easier - and I never remember owner's names anyway!

laurie said...

ah, charming! if only a siren had blown past. then they could hae all howled together.

Flowerpot said...

laurie - what a lovely image that conjours up!!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

It was lovely weather here, too. Past tense, alas.

Elaine said...

Animals are great conversation starters, aren't they?

I love the picture. It make's me all broody!

Flowerpot said...

Zinnia - for once we still have sun. Holding breath...

Elaine - makes me broody too!

Philipa said...

Aw puppies and kittens are always adorable aren't they?

Hope you're well, FP.

Flowerpot said...

Phil - good to hear from you again. I'm fine and hope you are too.