Yesterday, before I headed into the studio for the day, hubby and I took Jack for a "sensory overload" walk.
Lots to smell and explore.
As the nocturnal creatures of the forest slumber for the day, their recent tracks provide a never ending delight for him.
Too distracted to sit still for a photo when the forest is alive with sights, sounds and smells :)
We didn't have time for a "sit down" coffee, so decided to get take away.
As hubby headed off to the cafe, I turned and saw something you don't see every day - well, I don't anyway :)
Curiosity overtook me and I had to stop the gentleman with the donkeys.
To my delight, there atop one of the donkeys, as comfy as can be, was a wee doggy! With the cutest face, and, as I was about to find out, sweetest disposition.
I was introduced to the wonderful trio - Edward (on the left), Francesca (on the right) and their canine companion, Hayley.
As a long-time fan of the Brothers Grimm, I was reminded of the tale, The Town Musicians of Bremen.
I've linked to the story here.
The dog in the sculpture looks a little like Jack.
All they needed now was a cat and a rooster to complete their own picture of the fairytale.
I doubt little Hayley could handle the combined weight of a cat and a rooster on her tiny back :)
It turns out, that Francesca and Edward were attending a school fete for the morning, giving rides to the local children.
Although, personally, I think Edward would much rather have the tiny Hayley on his back, for they seemed inseparable.
What a delightful way to start my busy day!
And, I'd be remiss if I didn't pass on a big "thank you" from Jack to all of you lovely people who sent him words of comfort... and loads of hugs!
He appreciates them very much.