Those of you that know my origins you will know that my hoomans got me from Honiley dogs trust. So when I saw a tweet from dogs trust to say they had installed signs at Langold Country Park I thought great a tweet up !
Hoomom has had a pinned post on my twitter account for the last 10 days and on Saturday confirmed numbers with everyone. The reason being she wanted to make biscuits for everyone. To be true to try out her name maker.
But Hoomom said I had better have this one – something about quality control.
Although there were spares for others that may have turned up on the day.
It was about 80 miles for us taking just over 1h30 others were traveling from Wakefield, Nottingham and Barnsley to name a few. Hoomans got there early and tried out the cafe and had a quick scan of the park.
We met outside the cafe
The last to arrive was Alfie and Molly who’s blind. But I think it was Alfie’s fashion that was slowing us down.
We were luck as @Aero_Senna Hoomom put on the group tweet that you turn into a housing estate onto
But the auto correct said it’s Ramadan Avenue – Bol
Hoomom started the walk whilst dad and Star did the counting – 18 ! 14 greys 1 Lurcher and 3 whippets. We decided to follow the purple signs that was advertised as about an hour.
The purple route is also named the long legs walk. I know the whippets were going to be fine. We went anti-clockwise round the lake. After a while we stopped for a group photo.
We saw that the end of the lake was close so we decided to turn off to the right and follow the orange signs. This did mean walking through some light woods.
Then up a hill. The sun had come out by now so it meant a quick rest at the top for drinks,allow everyone to catch up and for Andrea (aka Spratface) to hand out the sprats.
Murphy (@WitchMurphy) checking out the sprats.
We then descended down the hill and then someone said they saw a purple sign again
On reaching the path again we had another stop to look at the lake although we thought the geese were coming to join us.
As well being a sprat feeder Andrea also takes a good photo.
Just before we reached the cafe we came a across a lovely greyhound called Gracie who is nearly 12 but has only got 1 eye and 3 legs.
All the group said hi to her and apparently she loves bouncing about in the buggy – the bouncer the better ! But she still goes for small plods in her own time.
On reaching the cafe hoomans got teas and coffees served in smart mugs. They were lovely and so were the hoomans pre walk sausage and bacon sandwiches and very well priced. Hoomans then handed out the biscuits to the dogs. Pumpkin and peanut butter biscuits (named ones) sardine muffins, blueberry & banana biscuits (aka deafie biscuits as my deaf pal @deafiedog gave me the recipe) and polenta and mint balls.
@HollyGreyhound gave out fish biscuits and @treats2sit4 hoodad Paul gave out dried sausages.
Hoodad did laugh at this photos as it looks like a massive poop from the fish or a torpedo chasing the fish.
Then more time for chats, photos and lemon drizzle cake.
All the hounds were very behaved and there was no need to call the hotline.
I do think this is a great idea but I’m a massive Dickybag fan- Dicky Bags as it means the bag is locked away in an odour sealed bag until you reach the next bin.
Hoomans had to take a bed back to Orvis in Bakewell so they eventually got home at 5.30pm and dad had a well deserved cuppa in his new mug. From Kathryn Anne Rowell Greyhound mugs
Thanks everyone for coming. See you at other tweets ups like Yorkshire Sculpture Park 12th November.