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Now, where did I park my Ark ?

The recent floods have allowed me to offer guests the use of my pool. The opening times vary of course and on occassion it's really only fit for paddling in but, no doubt, it will be very popular !
This was the scene on Thursday afternoon as the county suffered from torrential rain. By the following morning however, the floods had disappeared as quickly as they'd arrived.

Flooded fields

Two dogs who thoroughly enjoy the rain are Maddie (L) and training dog Clara (R). I was able to simply stand and watch as these two spent an eternity chasing each other through the many floods. The water was shallow in comparison to the river, which I avoided going anywhere near. The last thing I wanted to see was an over eager dog getting literally out of it's depths in a strong flow.

Maddie (L) and training dog Clara (R)
The interesting thing is that given a day or two without rain, many floods disappear, as shown in the picture below. Training dogs Teddie (L) and Clara (R) enjoy some playtime in my field. Both are in for residential training but like all dogs, need to let off steam with supervised play and exercise.

Teddie (L) and Clara (R)
A recent boarding guest was 5 month old Harry, a lightening fast Springer Spaniel. Paul would take this fantastic dog out and I think this is the only image in which Harry is actually still !
We're looking forward to him returning next month for residential training

Harry the Springer Spaniel - still at last !!
My final photograph has nothing to with dogs.
Right outside my back door stands a fir tree from which I hang a number of bird feeders. Judging by the number of Blue Tits enjoying a feed, I think I've made a few friends !

Breakfast, lunch and dinner for my feathery friends


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