The other day, i went on a brilliant day out with mummy and her family. We went to Plymouth, a big place where there's lots of shops and people and things to sniff!
I slept the whole way there, well, nearly. When we were nearly there i woke up and looked out of the window. You see, i am a keen people-watcher. It's like when the humans bird watch (also another hobby of mine). So there i was watching the people go by when suddenly it went dark! Mummy said we were going under a tunnel! It took a while to escape the darkness, and the whole time i looked around wide eyed! Then, we got out to daylight. Relief. I looked out for more people. And got something better! A river full of boats and rocks and birds and people! Ohmigosh, it was fascinating! I pawed at the window and barked in my excitement.
So, anyway, we parked the car and Mummy put me on my lead and we walked over a big bridge and then down to the main shopping area. I saw a fat juicy pigeon so decided to show it who was boss. My vocal chords got a bit of excersize that day i'll tell ya! It flew off and i trotted along beside mummy triumphantly. I WAS TOP DOG.
So, yeah the day went quickly and soon it was time for lunch. McDonalds. YUMMY! Mummy always makes sure she has a hamburger so that she can save me a bit. I'm not allowed any chips though, much to my dissapointment. Only a bit of burger, still, it's one of the highlights of my day. :D
Mummy went around in Drake Circus for an hour without me! (Drake Circus is a big indoor shopping centre where all the best human shops are) and i wasn't allowed inside. Grandaddy went around with me instead. I was being very careful not to be trodden on!
FINALLY, out comes Mummy with a gazzelion bags! We were walking along when suddenly i saw a huge english bulldog coming towards us! i wasn't frightened at all. SO, i barked and barked and barked until we passed it. i think it's safe to say i RULED the pavement that day. He went away with his tails between his legs. I was a smug puppy then!
(Note from Riley's Mummy-He did bark,he was brave but i'm afraid to say the bulldog took no notice. :P Riley just THOUGHT he was a scary little savage that ruled the pavement) heeheee.
so after that, we headed towards the Hoe. A big big big field with little stalls and a view of the beach and sea. Ollie, he was allowed to be let off lead, but me? Nope. I couldn't be trusted. So, Aunty Caitlyn, she held my lead and we ran and ran and ran. I was puffing and panting when i got back to mummy! i was glad when she scoooped me up and i was carried back to the town. On the way we came to a big fountain.
I was desperate for a drink so Mummy tried to lower me to the surface of the pool of water around the fountain but it was so deep i started to paddle in mid air! Mummy thought it was gorgeously funny. So when i carried on paddleing for dear life she let me sit on the edge while she cupped some water in her hands. I drank it gratefully and was fine. :) Mummy took some pics of me and Ollie while we were there.
here's Ollie (BIG bro) chilling with his daddy,(my grandaddy)
Loving my aunties!
Mummy and Aunty Em.
It really was a great day out and i can't wait to go again!