Playing in puddles....

For most of the day, the weather was what I called ‘annoying rain’. Too wet to be out in for long, but not enough to really do any good. However, around mid-late afternoon the sun came out and as it often does clear up around that part of the day, I thought it was a chance to take the mob for a walk. It was chilly, with plenty of cloud still about and I dressed warmly for it.

Frank and Mickey decided to stay home, but Sally and Fred were eager to be off. Less than a minute into the walk, a downpour arrived suddenly and sent me scurrying back for the oil-skin and brolly. Although the rain only lasted a few minutes it was heavy enough to have water running in small streams on the side of the road.

Off we set again, and Fred and Sal were lively and played and danced about. Once we crossed the river and headed up the hill, Fred discovered the joys of playing in the water as it ran down the side of the road. He raced ahead, right in the middle of the small stream, with water spraying out from his galloping legs. He reminded me of a typical young lad, splashing in puddles just for the fun of it! His joy and exuberance were a delight to see, and I was filled with laughter at the sight of him splashing about. He was running too quickly for me to take a photo unfortunately.

We had to head for home after a short time as I could see another big rain cloud approaching, and I don’t know who was behaving the silliest – the horse or the dog! Both were leaping and galloping about up and down the roadside slopes, playing tag. The rain certainly freshed them up!

We got back to the feed shed just as the rain arrived and sheltered there until it finished, then I took Sally up to her evening yard with a big hay feed and some grain. Even though it was not a long walk, it was better than nothing and I felt much better for it also. She and Freddie seemed to be satisfied as well.

The simple joy of a walk with friends.

Playing in puddles....


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