Cross-post from the Guardian.
An episode of QI from a couple of years ago included the statement that dogs don’t sleep upside down. Well that’s just ridiculous – as any dog owner would know. Here is Couscous from yesterday afternoon. I’m watching tv and she’s snoring away on my lap – upside down.
We wanted to avoid the traffic over most of Kent, as it has been so horrendous lately with Operation Stack. So we went to Leysdown-on-sea on the Isle of Sheppey – via a slight detour towards Maidstone to avoid a congested area on the M2. A hot, sunny Sunday made it perfect beach weather. We got fish and chips in the town and ate them on the beach before going for a stroll.
The author and ex-vet Gill Lewis shares photographs of the dogs that inspired Puppy Academy, her new series for younger readers, from her faithful childhood pet Zak the Alsatian, to companion dogs for autistic children to the wonderfully brave search and rescue dogs
Research appears to show dogs will snub people who are mean to their owners.
This video is a must for all dachshund lovers.
Leybourne Lakes is probably on this blog under a different name. We visit every now and then for a walk around the lake. Not bad after wet weather but there will be some bits of the path that get a little flooded.
A few weeks back now we drove to Forest Row for a Sunday walk along Forest Way. Nice wide path but far too many cyclists for our liking. There is no public toilet but there is a community centre with one – but it wasn’t open when we were there. There was a good cafe with a loo and a Tesco across the road.