When we arrived we were allowed free entry, which was lovely, and then walked around in the sunshine looking at all the tractors and cars. Loads of dogs were there and it was a good training exercise for Odi, who just wanted to play, but was told in no uncertain terms that that wasn't going to happen.
Part way round we spotted another Guide Dog puppy and it turned out to be Emily with the amazing Miss Betty Brown. You can read about Betty in this article that was written in 2008. Emily is Betty's 50th Guide dog puppy! Sadly, Miss Alison Brown, Betty's sister, is unwell having had a stroke and so can't puppy walk anymore. We walked and chatted together and it was great for both the dogs. We even came across some people shooting at targets and both Emily and Odi behaved very well in spite of the loud bangs very nearby.
|What a beauty!|
|The view across the River Tweed|
|An eventer doing their thing|
Odi then spent the rest of the afternoon out sparkers while I sat and tried to write my poem for the latest course I'm doing with The Poetry School. Sometimes you just have to slog it out with a poem, especially if there's a deadline and Tuesday is it.