While in Cardiff, I saw someone walking their dog whose legs seemed stiff and crooked. They also had a small pram for the dog, obviously for when it got too tired. I thought this was super lovely. So much kindness for the animals. The same day, I applied for a house sit in Shrewsbury, which was supposed to have two dogs, one of them in need of a pram… what a coincidence! Now, we are here, for a bit less than two weeks, looking after a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old German shorthaired pointer. Mother and daughter. The mother is just 2 years older but has arthritis and cannot walk very well. Her daughter could simply walk all day if allowed. For the mother, we have a pram. Whenever she looks too tired and sits down, we lift her into the pram. Let’s be honest, the first walk was a bit awkward but it has got better. When she gets out, she stands up in the pram like a true surfer dog and we lift her out. Not the easiest task as she is not a small puppy but doable.
1. Own and live in a house.
Did work a bit on our way to Shrewsbury to earn some money. Then, we were presented with another house during our house sitting adventure. A huge one with six bedrooms. Front and back garden. Pretty! Styled in romantic and cottage style, giving us plenty of things to think about when planning our own house.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Creative juice not flowing at all. Too much other things to do. Settling into a new place, going for the first run around there, walking new dogs, finding the local supermarket, finding my way in a new huge kitchen.
3. Win a major race.
It was time for a 15 km run. Moderate pace, on the aerobic threshold. This is not the easiest one to do but I quite like it. I am also rather nervous each time I embark on one of those. Can I keep up the pace? New place, new trails, nice riverside, 4.51 as the pace. Can be satisfied!
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