The weekend before last, we decided to take Bungle on a late night trip in the car for a cheeky KFC (for us not him, he’d just finished his Kibble, Tuna and Egg dinner). He had his head out of the window the whole way there, through the drive through and back home, and seemed to be loving it… right up until Sunny caught a glimpse in the wing mirror of him throwing up down the side of the car (and probably onto the one behind…). We didn’t really know how bad it was until we parked up, got out and surveyed the car’s brand new kibble, tuna and egg pebble-dashed back end. So yeah, Bungle’s allowed out and about now, but taking him in the car is risky. But, on Sunday the weather was so lovely that we decided to risk it for a biscuit and drive him to Porthkerry Park in Barry. 🙂
I never realised how massive a place it is. Tucked off a residential street; the park sprawls right down to the beach with walks splintering off through fields, across streams and into the woods. It’s made for dogs (and people who love dog watching 🙂 ). The perfect place to spend a Sunday with a picnic or a barbecue – and there’s so much space there that you’ll never feel cramped out.
We stopped in the cafe for lunch (which is totally dog-friendly) and Bungle made friends with Max the pug…
…And then snogged down a cup of dog friendly frozen yoghurt.
…And he managed to keep it down on the drive back. Phew!
I had originally been planning to velcro myself to the sofa on Boxing Day with a tub of roses balancing on my food baby, but after spending Christmas Day with my head in the oven stressing over turkey that I needed to get out! It was frosty but fine, so we rounded up the troops and went for our usual walk from Jackson Bay to Barry Island beach. It’s a favourite ours for spotting cute dogs and on Boxing Day there were plenty – it seemed like everyone was out for walkies!
For breakfast I mashed together all the left over Christmas veg, mixed it with fried bacon and onion and made Bubble and Squeak. Kind of like a massive hash brown. 🙂
We skimmed stones in Jackson Bay and then walked over the cliffs to Whitmore Bay. There were so many dogs out walking the beach – I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many in one place before! They were all so excited to be out making friends and skittering across the sand chasing each other into the waves that they completely ignored us humans. It was so much fun watching them race around 🙂
Had a cwtch with this little guy 🙂
Then we came home and ate the ham I’d prepared before we left – yum!