Much fun with splashing and biscuits……

Nature reserve

I am back caring for Charlie, the beautiful marmalade cat, and this time we have Phoebe with us, his greying and graceful dog buddy.

Phoebe joints are not what they once were and we amble rather than stride along. She nestles her nose in my hand as we make our way down to the nature reserve, so she can potter along the edge of the river and slash in the water. She is well known and her tail wags as she greets her friends and happily shares biscuits from loving pockets. Fudge and Floyd are Basset Hounds and their Mum and Dad have special fish skin biscuits for dogs….well, Phoebe thinks they are the best. When our friends made their way over the river bridge to the canal, I called Phoebe to stay back. Her back legs go if we walk too far and I didn’t want to have her happy ‘tail wagging time’ spoilt by pain for her. Cheerful farewells were called out, Phoebe had an extra splash in the river and we headed off for home.

A couple not familiar to us were walking down to the river with their pooch and Phoebe headed straight for them. I said to the chap (without thinking) ‘Gosh, you must have something good in your pocket!’ He caught my eye and we cracked up laughing.

Fortunately, his wife has a sense of humour!


16 Responses to “Much fun with splashing and biscuits……”

  1. 1 elenacaravela May 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    🙂 Your posts are as refreshing as a spring shower Jane!


  2. 3 grandfathersky April 28, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Dog humor … very funny … but Phoebe nose fish …


  3. 5 Eric Alagan April 28, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Yes, it’s a good thing his wife has a sense of humour.

    Sometimes, a sudden gust of wind brings us close to the rocks (no pun intended) Heh! Heh! Heh!

    Luv and hugz,


  4. 7 Al April 28, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I like visiting all these nice pets through you. You give them life for your readers. Get them an extra stroke on the neck for me.


    • 8 Jane Thorne April 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

      I have Al and thank you for your kind words. Phoebe and I have just had another lovely amble and she had an extra stroke from you. She says thank you. X


  5. 9 ianscyberspace April 27, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Another beautiful scene to illustrate your interesting life.


  6. 11 tornadoday April 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    🙂 always your words make me smile…………and I am blessed. Thank you, Jane, for the sharing of so much love. ~ Bobbie


  7. 13 journeyintopoetry April 27, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Oh what a wonderful story and as ever wonderfully told. I really look forward to your posts!
    We have a cat called Phoebe!
    Lots of love, a wink and a hug 😊❤ xx


    • 14 Jane Thorne April 27, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Strokes for your Phoebe and thanks Chris, my lovely friend, for all your care and support. It is much appreciated at this end. Much love and hugs for you. Xxxxxx ❤


  8. 15 Peter Wells aka Countingducks April 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Oh yes please. This is just the kind of thing and view I really enjoy. I hope you find it as restoring as it sounds


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