Sunday, 19 April 2009

Fun at the beach

Well no pictures on this entry as mum forgot the camera on both days.

Due to Kayla's bad behaviour on the lead (pulling mum the length of the field on her nose in the snow) the long flexi leads were confiscated and Kayla has been put on a halti. However on Saturday we decided to take them to Roseisle for a run on the scooter and a play on the beach. They ran round the forest on the scooter and then I brought out the flexi leads for a play on the beach (Skye is overweight again so needs as much running as possible)

They had a whale of a time play fighting and chasing each other in the sea, they both love the water and even grumpy Skye plays like a child in it. We stopped off for ice cream and the girls slept like logs all night.

As today was such a glorious day we decided we wanted to go somewhere different. We headed for Cawdor Castle but it was closed and impossible to find due to lack of signposts anyway! We decided to head for Nairn beach as we didn't know any good walks nearby.

Again we decided to bring the flexi leads to let them play and help Skye burn off the calories. All was going well, Kayla was behaving well with strange dogs and both girls were play fighting and chasing each other again, ( i think they just like tying mym and dad in knots with the long leads).

In the distance we saw what looked like 3 huskies. They turned out to be Northern Inuit dogs and the girls had a play with them (yes even Skye played unusual as she is nervy around strange dogs). Sadly one of the dogs decided to pee on my leg and the owners didn't even apologise or stop the dog doing it. Was a bit narked at that when they said oh he does that sometimes! Ever heard of training?

We carried on our walk then Kayla got excited when she saw some horses. She pulled and managed to snap the flexi lead! I was mortified that she may chase the horses and get a kick in the head. However dad had the good sense to run the other way with Skye and call her. Thankfully that worked and we caught her. Its a husky owners biggest worry for them to escape or get off lead as they have a high prey drive and such an inbuilt drive to run that there is a big risk you may never see them again! Recall is not a husky's strongest point.

Luckily as Skye is placid we hooked her up with what was left of the broken lead and put Kayla on the other lead so that we could get back to the car! Luckily we also had the short leads so we swapped to them and went for ice cream (and yes the girls loved getting a wee taste of them).

The girls are loving this spring weather because mum and dad will do longer walks with them. They are not looking forward to summer as due to the risk of overheating they will only get early morning and late night walks.

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