Sunday, 6 January 2013

Waseley walk January 2013 blog

One of my favourite places to walk is Waseley Hills off junction 4 of the M5 so a quick 30 minute journey from my house.

We got there early and watched as other hounds arrived. Hoodad spotted Goldi.

Waseley is a fun place to be as it frequently has it's own little climate. On a sunny day but when it's misty you don't see much.

After a circuit round it's up the hill before the sometime slippery route down to the cars.

After the walk they have a raffle to raise funds for the RGT but we got pizzles (bulls willys to you and I)

The pizzle was lovely although I was the slowest to eat mine. Us old boys must chew our food well !

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Years resolutions blog

I thought I would do a hooman tradition and do some New Years resolutions.
1. Get 1000 followers on my twitter account. (814 currently)
2. Show my hoomans lovings every day.
3. Try and be funny with my tweets.
4. Write more blogs.

5. Spread the word about how great us greyhounds are as pets.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Greyhounds walk New Years Day 2013 Blog

Those of you that have been reading my blog will know I spent New Year's Day 2012 on a greyhound walk. 2012 was 100 miles each way to Barleys kennels in Waltham Abbey where I went when I first retired. This year we went further.

So where is Hylands park ? well it's 142 miles from our house and is just outside Chelmsford in Essex. It's a lovely 524 acre park with footpaths, fields and Hylands House.
We met for a 12.00 start but we waited for more hounds to arrive so at 12.15 the greyhound plus walk started. A plus walk is us hounds and other breeds (I saw the following woofers with us - German shepherd, Whippets, Lurchers, Afghan hound, Saluki's & Border Collies).

The walk was organised by the greyhound walks group that do weekly walks over the counties of Essex, Suffolk, Herfordshire and Norfolk.
After setting off we went to the Hylands house for a group photo. The walk was very organised with lots of marshalls in high visibility jackets and walkie talkies to ensure we didn't walk too far ahead of the others.

The weather was sunny with winter chill factor to it 6c. Star wanted to be near the front so we were showing off our Monmore RGT jackets off so lots of people said you've come a long way. There were lots of other great hounds and jackets on display.

On their website will be the group photo from outside Hylands house.
But to try and show many of the hounds I went down the line filming it.

When the photo was done the walk separated into a short walk 25 minutes or a long walk 50 minutes. We went on the long walk.

The big news was they beat last years total of 204 new total


We circled back to the cars where the organised had camper vans brewing up flasks of hot water for teas and coffees and a table of cakes.

We got to try some of the lovely flap jack cake. It was nommmmmiee !

It was a lovely walk and well worth our 2 hour 20 minutes drive each way. Thanks Greyhound walks.