As I look over my blog posts, I realise that there are so many of my dogs that I haven't introduced you to yet! Aside from my boarders, it's time to meet my regular walkies pups.
Of course if you 'like' my Facebook page, you might have already seen the pictures of my growing 'client base'.
My walking schedule is now pretty much set in stone (although there is always room for maneuver). I do my first walk of the day with Saska the staffie in Twyford. She is 12 years old and her owner would prefer her to be walked alone, so three days a week, we go for a half hour walk together. She sets the pace and I follow behind!
At 11am, it's off to Henely, where my boarder will join Dudley, the chocolate lab and Frankie, the wee yorkshire terrier. Dudley is fighting fit and back to his pre-shoulder op weight. Chasing his ball is his favourite thing to do. Frankie gives him a run for his money and sometimes he even lets her win! Frankie is such a treasure and gets on with every dog I've taken her out with - the bigger the better! New recruit Mondo, the 4 month old yellow lab often joins us too. He is very cute, has perfect recall and loves to roll around in fox pooh!
Then it's my 1pm walk in Binfield. I pick up Phoebe the pug on my way back from Henley, then Toto the westie, and over we go to Binfield to fetch Polly, the beautiful weimaraner / bullmastiff cross. I see more bullmastiff but everyone I meet says they see weimaraner. Either way, she always gets admired. When her owners collected her from the RSPCA, the 8 month old wasn't trained very well. Her recall is now perfect (well it is with me!) and she will chase sticks all day if I let her. Toto, the 6 year old is like my body guard and is never far from my ankles, unless there's water to be jumped in. I've already told you all about Phoebe.
At 4pm it's back to Henley to give Dudley his second walk of the day. Stan, the jack russell joins us, as does Rolo, the miniature labradoodle and my boarder. Stan has been with me since he's been a puppy and has grown into a perfectly behaved joy to walk. Rolo is a fun loving and obedient boy.
Is that everyone? no hang on - there's two more. Chelesea is Stan's new 'little sister'. A miniature jack russell, she's still too young to come out on walks with us, so she gets to enjoy doggy day care and sleep while we're out walking. She'll be out with us soon though.
And finally there's Lewis - the springiest springer spaniel I've ever met. I haven't managed to get him to stay still long enough to get a picture yet. Watch this space!