We had planned a trip to Snowdonia this weekend but had to have a re-think on Friday evening as the weather and roads were set to be pretty bad.
We decided instead to head to Lyme Park!
As with the majority of our walks we try to avoid busy places or times where possible to make sure that Amos can enjoy his exploring without be charged at or scared by other dogs/walkers.
So we set off early to get to Lyme as I know it can get super busy on the weekends!
There was a tiny dusting of snow on some areas of Lyme Park but not enough for a snow day sadly!
This was Amos’ first outing in his new Back Pack (Ruffwear Approach Pack) we get lots of questions/comments about their backpacks but I can assure you that both Amos and Toby are happy to wear their backpacks – they are the same make as the harnesses they have worn for a long while so fit and sit the same in them.
Toby (as many of you already know!) carries first aid kits in his backpack, at the moment as Amos is still young and is still getting used to his back pack he is not yet carrying anything much, for our adventure to Lyme Park he had a toy in each pocket, just to allow him to get used to the pockets being expanded.
The plan eventually is that Amos will be able to carry a little more on bigger walks, which will of course all be done at his own pace! It’s nice for him to have a job and I’m also hopeful that the backpack will help him with spacial awareness too – as when the pockets have stuff in them the harness will be wider so will hopefully help Amos know where obstacles are on our adventures.
At the moment I narrate our adventures to him so he knows where there are big steps or other obstacles that he needs to tackle but I’m hoping the back pack will give him a little more independence.
Obviously we have spoken to our vet before considering a back pack for Amos and they are happy that he can start to wear it and getting used to using it to carry small items. So now we all take part in carry adventure equipment!
We had a very muddy walk at Lyme, it was really nice to be back out in the fresh air exploring after our busy few weeks at Panto!
A few sections of the walk were slightly difficult to negotiate with a blind dog, but generally we try not to let that get in the way of Amos having exciting adventures!
As we were at Lyme fairly early we got a large chunk of the walk without coming across many other people or dogs and it only started to get a little busier towards the end of or walk and heading back to the car as most people were just starting on their adventures.
We tend to stick to the far end of Lyme as it is more peaceful but just as beautiful!
We haven’t decided where we at heading this weekend, but I would love a snow day if I’m honest!! 🥾
Hopefully someone exciting too 😉