Yesterday being another gloriously hot day in this 'Indian Summer' of ours we thought a woodland walk would suit both the dogs and our rather warm bodies. The Wyre Forest is only a 12 minute run in the car so we headed off to find carpark and vistor center for the start of our walk. Having paid to park the car and then paid to get a trail map we set off on the 'blue route', a 4.5mile circular walk.
It was lovely as you can see from the photo below.
However, as we neared the halfway point two dogs did a disappearing act returning a couple of minutes later accompanied by a god-awful stench. Odour of dead deer, adornment of rancid fatty deposits and fawn coloured hair and mud, mustn't forget the mud.
On arriving back at the boat, somewhat faint from the confines of the car journey with the smelly pair, we hurriedly set up the hose and filled a bucket with soapy water and then set about
drowning washing them. It was several hours before they were allowed anywhere near Caxton and if that meant sitting outside in the evening sunshine, well that wasn't too bad a price to pay was it?
But why do they do it?