Thursday, 3 March 2016

Wander lust...

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We were driving yesterday and in the distance, could see, two animals on the road. For a moment we thought it was a sheep dog and a sheep. As we got closer, we saw it was a smaller dog, maybe a long haired jack russell or similar sized terrier and a sheep.

Slowing down and fearing for the dogs safety, we came up behind them and realised it was a small dog accompanied by a blond alsation. Both were running along, almost oblivious to us. The road we were on was a long stretch of country road, where most cars travel at the maximum speed limit of 60 mph.

As we drew right behind them, the small dog turned around, saw us and moved more into the road:( After a few minutes behind them, crawling along, we saw a left hand junction coming up and they both turned off onto it to go up a small hill into what we thought was probably fields or woodland.

Had they escaped from home and were returning there? Do they do this every day and this was the first time we had seen them?

Who knows but we hoped they made it safely home!

5 comments:

  1. Hope it was an area with no sheep around - saw Countryfile on straying dogs attacking sheep the other day which was awful. Your two sound a bit like a scene from a disney movie!

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    1. This bit of road is arable with a few cows.

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  2. Many of the roads that I drive along have wandering sheep, mind you they are mountainous with many twists and turns so often the sheep are moving faster than the cars.

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    1. Ha, it can also be the same in the lake district.

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  3. I followed (very slowly!) a heifer down the narrow, winding lane through Stanhoe village one evening, years ago! As soon as I could block the lane I got out and knocked on the nearest farm like looking house - wonder of wonders it was the farm to which the heifer belonged - she'd escaped from a field at the top. Fortunately it was a pretty calm young heifer, not an angry bull or a heavy cow… I think I might have let it go and just informed someone ! Hope the dogs stay safe - not everyone fells they have the time in their busy, important day to slow down for animals on the road!

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