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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Day out

Despite Daisy's preference for an established routine at home, sometimes her Staff want to go out for the day . . . We spent all of Monday in Bill;  a quick stop in Penrith followed by a gorgeous drive down Ullswater.

I took disappointingly few pictures (note to self, must make more effort!) but that was probably because I was too busy just enjoying being where we were.  The view when we stopped for coffee was pretty spectacular 😊😊



When did the windows get quite so dirty?




Lunch at the top of Kirkstone Pass, then down The Struggle to Ambleside and an hour or so walking around the shops before heading home.  Our darling girl took it all in her stride, accepting adulation and admiration from all manner of strangers as she sat patiently in shops waiting for one or other of us to finish what we were doing.   

Just a note to any local traders who probably aren't reading - if you have a notice on your door saying "Dogs Welcome" we will come in and probably spend money.  If you have a notice on your door saying "No Dogs" we keep our credit cards firmly to ourselves.  Thanks to the lovely Rock Shop insisting that Management and Daisy could step inside, I bought a MUCH bigger salt lamp than I would have done if I had been alone.




As soon as we got home Madam curled up in her current favourite warm bed and refused to budge until bedtime.  Tuesday has been much the same - she's thoroughly tired from having her normal routine disturbed and "sleeping it off".





10 comments:

  1. I just did a double take at your post today. Obviously great minds think alike. Check out the middle photograph. http://jemsdays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/keeping-cosy.html
    I love the signs which say 'dogs welcome'. Most are far better behaved (and often cleaner) than some people. X

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    1. Thanks Jules, looks like we were at the same convenient stopping place!

      I'm often tempted with the sign that goes something like "the more people I meet, the more I like my dog" . . .

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  2. A great view and a great photo, and it certainly sounds like Daisy was very popular with the various strangers she met while out shopping with you :)

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    1. Hi Eunice, well if we ever get you up to the Lake District and you meet Daisy in person you'll see why she has such a fan club!

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  3. From that top photo, it must have been a lovely day out. Daisy is such a sweetie, that who wouldn't want to stop & say hello & you are so lucky over there that dogs are accepted in lots of different places, where as here, it is only assistance dogs. Give here a big hug from & you 2 can have one too. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan. When we lived down south it was most unusual for a shop to allow dogs inside. I think here, particularly in places like Keswick & Ambleside, there is a recognition that visitors often have their dogs with them, and in an area that is almost entirely dependent upon tourism, alienating visitors is not a smart thing to do.

      Cockermouth is dreadful; I spoke to the head of the Chamber of Commerce once and asked if we could put together a list like they do in Keswick publicising dog-friendly shops - he wasn't even remotely interested.

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  4. It’s good to hear of dog friendly shops - too many places enforce a needless ban.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I'm sure you've found the same situations when taking Tivvy out.

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  5. We have that attitude too Jayne, if our dog isn't welcome then they aren't having our cash either.

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