It was a Sunday I think, when I went to Cannock Chase for a greyhound meeting.
I had no idea where we were going when Mom put me in the car that morning, with my lead and my coat. We went for a really long drive, and as usual, I whined and panted all the way. I was grumpy because I hate going in the car!
Even though she had borrowed a SatNav from cousin Holly, we still managed to get lost and we arrived late. Mom blames this on a road closure, but I think she just has no sense of direction. When we eventually pulled up in the car park, I was feeling quite stressed.
As soon as we got out, I looked around, and I saw Maggs! What a lovely surprise! And then this other lady came and said hello. It was Roxy’s Mom! Suddenly I noticed lots of other hounds and I felt much happier about my trip!
We all had a sniff to say Hello, and then we went for a walk. We walked quite a long way, up and down hills till I was very tired, but I didn’t mind because it felt great to be walking with hounds again. I wanted to be close to them so we rubbed shoulders and mingled together and I’m afraid I did get my lead tangled a few times!
I cant remember all their names, but Holly and Harry were there, and Roxy the collie and Robbie! And we made some new friends who were on Twitter too. I had a wonderful time and I think Mom did too.
After the walk, we stopped at the cafe so that the humans could have coffee, a cake and a chat.
Some of the humans brought treats for the houndys too, although I was shy at first and refused to eat them. I dont usually refuse food so Mom looked at me, a bit worried.
But then someone opened a box of sausages! I lost my shyness very suddenly and dived into the crowd of hungry houndies! I love sausages! I had lots of them, and then had some cheese too.
They made a very nice midday snack!
After the treats and when Mom had finished her coffee, it was time to go home, and I must admit I was tired! We had lots of houndy hugs, and then we walked back to the carpark. Mom asked me to get in the car and I just looked at her, so she picked me up. I relaxed like I always do and I flopped down into the back of the car.
How undignified! Maggs, Mom and Lu laughed at me! I did feel a bit silly but I just can’t jump! Don’t know why!
Anyway, I had had a lovely time, and even though I was very tired, I still whined and fretted all the way home. One day I might be happy to travel in the car, but not yet.