My BH likes books about a bear. No idea why. Okay, it’s furry and has 4 paws, but it’s not a dog… It’s called Winnie the Pooh. Which I think is quite a rude name. Anyway, she has decided to follow the style of Pooh’s adventures in our post titles for the next wee while. I’ve decided to humour her.
We went on what Pooh would call “an Expotition to the Far North” in June. It was very exciting as we started by going to a “tweet-up” of the Twitter Border Terrier posse (#BTposse), a very active set of tweeters and many have become good friends. It was quite far north in a place called Blair Atholl so we decided that, after it, we would just keep going north to visit my pal Murphy and his human.
We started off meeting everyone at the car park in the village. Rubbish pic as it’s mostly backs of humans, but it’s the only one she took:
Once we started, we had a lovely walk in the woods – my favourite kind of walk. We came out near the big house/castle/place… They have a huge estate (why does one family get to own all this, I do wonder??).
@LeoTheBorder (I think) managed to get a photo of most of us. I was very well behaved and got lots of treats!
It was lovely to see all the furs again. We’ve got to know some of them quite well, because we have about 3 meetings a year, usually at the Kelpies or Dunbar.
From Blair Atholl, we headed north to stay at The Drey, a lovely cabin owned by BH’s friend Karen and my friend Murphy. We’ve been secretly road-testing the cabin for dogs, so we couldn’t mention we’d been staying there before. But now it’s open to well-behaved dogs (like me, sort of!) and so I can – paw on heart – say that it’s a fab place to stay.
There are nice views, although I do have to be kept from exploring the lane as there’s traffic on it occasionally:
Sometimes the fields have cows in them, but me’n’Murphy took our humans for a walk in the one where there were no cows. Just rabbits 🙂
Murphy doesn’t like going in a car, so we went with Karen for a walk further afield.
We even had lunch at a nice dog-friendly place (The Storehouse of Foulis). We’ve been before and eaten outside but it was a wee bit chilly for that so we were glad to be allowed inside. The humans tell me the food was lovely and I did get the end of a chip or 3!
We also managed to visit some friends of ours who have moved north to a place near Tain. It’s even further north, but it was worth it 🙂
In between times, we headed for our regular walk in the woods when we stay at The Drey, the Reelig Glen.
All in all, a long drive – but worth it to meet up with good friends, both furs and humans 🙂