As we were still going stir crazy sitting here just twiddling our thumbs, and while waiting for the weather to warm up and awaiting our immanent departure to Sandiacre ( Wednesday ) for the pie and pea weekend, we decided that another trip to Shipley park was in order. So on went the walking boots, got Jade in the car and drove the 3 mile to the park. What we hadn't banked on was the sheer amount of mud that plastered the fields and paths. Yesterday it had rained on and off all day and consequently we found that just trying to walk around the lake was a chore in itself. It's a wonder we didn't fall flat on our behinds as we slithered about on the glutinous stuff. Jade turned a horrible shade of brown on all four her legs and over her belly, so after our walk Ian was determind to get her clean by getting Jade to swim in the lake. Jade had other ideas ( funny how she loves to swim in mucky dirty water but not in clean ) and in the end Ian had to resort to giving her an almighty heave to get her in ( much to her disgust ).
|One very reluctant doggie|
|You will go in!|
|Swimming back as soon as possible. Did the job, though, as she came out clean. I must just say that no harm came to Jade in giving her a bath..Te he|
Took some more photos of the wildlife around the park.
|Great spotted woodpecker|
|Not sure what sort of duck the small white one is. Ian reckoned it was a chick but I think differently.|
|Right mix of duck varieties.|