Cornwall is being battered by storms at the moment. But, one of the joys of owning a dog , is that, whatever the weather, they need taking out for a walk. So, this morning, I braved the wind and rain and took my Border Collie, Rose, out along the cliffs, from Poldhu Cove to Polurrian.
I got absolutely drenched. However, I was thrilled to see a flock of about, 22 Oyster Catchers on Poldhu beach. They are my absolute, favourite birds. I always get a thrill from seeing them and hearing their distinctive calls. Walking along the
cliff path, I met a lady walking her dog. We both agreed that we were both mad going out in the awful weather, but our dogs had to be exercised, whatever, nature threw at us !
As I'm writing this I can hear the sea from my house. It sounds really violent and noisy. This has to be one of the wettest winters I can remember.
Here is the reason for me braving the very wet, stormy weather. This is Rose. She is a 'Red and White'
Border Collie. True to the breed, which are working dogs, she needs a lot of exercise.
She's very devoted, and a great companion in the garden, where I spend so much time. Border Collies have a double coat, so the wet weather has no effect on her. She literally shrugs it off.
I had a double coat on today, but it didn't do me much good !
Take care, keep dry