On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!


Today, pictures from valued commenter Litlebritdifrnt.

http://www.wolfwood.co.uk/ Wolfwood Family Fun Day and Dog Show was held yesterday. Me, Mum and Norman ran the Cake Stall (Bake Sale for those in the US). It was a great day, the weather stayed fine and everyone seemed to have a great time. My Sister came by along with my Niece Clare and her Children Penny and Stan. Norman’s daughter Elayne and her husband stopped by also. Elayne won two prizes in the Raffle, a bottle of Whiskey and a bottle of Gin. I guess is was well worth buying the tickets. What follows are phots of the day.

Taken on 2019-07-21 00:00:00

Ryelands Park, Lancaster, England

This delightful little goggie was with her owners and her pal and seemed to have no problem getting around the park. It is also nice to see either a) people who are willing to adopt a disabled dog or b) owners who are not willing to give up on a beloved pet. It warms my heart.

Taken on 2019-07-21 00:00:00

Ryelands Park, Lancaster, England

This handsome beast is Ludo. He belongs to the large Vet Practice in the area (Bay Vets) who had a stall here. He was their “model” for a brief dog wellness demonstration that was held in the main tent. What was particularly interesting is that they placed great emphasis on “keeping your dog cool” which is going to be important in the next week when we are supposed to experience some record temperatures.

Taken on 2019-07-21 00:00:00

Ryelands Park, Lancaster, England

This teensy tiny ball of fluff and attitude was wearing a “Guard Dog” harness which I found to be hilarious, not only that but her owner was a huge burly bloke who was wearing a black heavy metal t-shirt. I thought the juxtaposition was just priceless.

Taken on 2019-07-21 00:00:00

Ryelands Park, Lancaster, England

This delightful little Owl was part of the Corio Raptor Care and Rescue Centre display. The poor little thing had been bought as a chick and kept in a Budgie (Parakeet) cage all its life until it was rescued and brought to the centre. Many of the Owls that are rescued there are rehabilitated but many, like this one, because they are not native to the area and have no life skills cannot be released. Again the delightful man who runs the centre is a huge burly bloke with piercings and a white beard is very dedicated to his charges.

Taken on 2019-07-21 00:00:00

Ryelands Park, Lancaster, England

This Jack Russel Terrier ish chappy won third prize in the “Scruffiest Mutt” category. His pal (the Lurcher next to him) won Fifth in the “Prettiest” Category. There are all sorts of cool categories in the show, “Best Rescue” “Best Six Legs (dog and owner)” “Best Child Handler” “Most mis-matched pair” “Prettiest Eyes” “Most Waggy Tail”. It is just a great deal of fun, and it raises money for a great cause. I am proud to take part.


Thank you so much Litlebritdifrnt, do send us more when you can.


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8 replies
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    Baud says:


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    Mary G says:

    Love the owl and glad he’s not kept in a cage anymore. Looks like a fun time for all. Has your hubbie got back into Britain yet?

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    RAVEN says:

    The Boulevard Neighborhood Association Pet Calendar will be sold for $15 at the Canine
    Carnival after the Boo-Le-Bark on the Boulevard Parade, Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm
    (go to: barkonboulevard.com for registration and parade information).
    If your pet is selected for the calendar you will be notified by email and you will
    have an opportunity to pre-pay for your calendar(s). Profits will be shared by the Boulevard
    Neighborhood Association and Athenspets.

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    Sherparick says:

    Owl & puppies! Thanks for the great pictures.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    The owl looks very unimpressed with everyone’s bullshit. :)

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    @Mary G: Thanks everyone. Mary, no he is still in the US.

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    Debbie(Aussie) says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I hope he gets home to you soon. It has been great to read about your life back in England and wonderful that being HOME has made you so happy. Joy is something we all need more of. Best wishes.


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