Just when I thought I had my hands full…

Not so many years ago, I used to take Soxa for a walk in the fields every day. She can be a bit of a nightmare on the lead sometimes so I felt like I had my hands full with her. Despite this, we decided that as we were both out at work quite a lot, it was time we got her a friend to keep her company when we were out. So along came Pluto. 

Very sadly, the rescue that we got Pluto from thought he had been used as a bait dog for smaller dogs, so he has never been very good with other dogs, he’s just petrified of them and reacts slightly aggressively. This meant that on my daily walks with the two of them, they were even more of a handful. Of course, it didn’t end there. Almost two years ago now, along came Libby. 

This changed not only the dynamic of walking the dogs but also the route, Libby insists on going via the railway bridge to wave to the train driver every day. To her delight, they usually wave back and sometimes even beep their horn. So two dogs and a toddler really was a handful, I wasn’t sure how I’d cope with another baby as well, but along came Lia. 

As you can see, Lia is pretty chilled out. She is at her happiest when in a ring sling, so she has a nice nap on me while we walk the dogs. Well surely now, my hands were well and truly full. Two dogs, one toddler and one baby on our daily walks. And then today, this happened… 

Jamer cat doesn’t really need any introduction. She has been with us for a few months now, having got her from the Cats Protection League when we decided it was time our house had a cat again. However today, she decided to join us on our daily walk. She has come some of the way with us before, but usually stops and waits for us. This time, she walked a couple of miles with us, along the roads, through the alleyways and around the fields. She had a bit of a run in with a couple of dogs, but Pluto soon put them in their place. She got dive bombed by crows but that didn’t seem to deter her. Luckily, she made it around our route and back home safe and sound, and it seems that our daily walks are now up to two dogs, one toddler, one baby and a cat… anyone else for a walk?!



  1. Genna Millar
    May 28, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Can I come too!? I love it 😉
    Fab memories for you and your wee ones. Nothing better than a dog/cat walk with kids! Hee hee! When we take ours and our elderly (18 year old!) dog, the boys call it ‘going on an adventure’. It never gets old 🙂

    • Natalie Ray
      May 28, 2014 / 6:04 pm

      You’re so right Genna, my little girl just loves walking the dogs, it was even more exciting for her today with the cat tagging along! You’d be more than welcome to join us, the more the merrier or so it would appear 😉

  2. Marianne Hopwood
    May 28, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Brilliant 🙂 I have a fantastic mental image xxx

    • Natalie Ray
      May 28, 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks Maz, it was a bit of a sight I think!xx

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