Scotland- my tiny heaven.
Unfortunately, Laferra has injured her pads. I really panicked as she didn’t show any pain and if she wouldn’t come to me for a massive cuddle I wouldn’t even notice. We are at the beach very often so I was surprised it happened after our early morning run. I spoke with few friends who have dogs and more experience than me and also research the Internet for the answer. To be honest, I am still confused what happened, but it looks more like she burnt her pads and had massive blisters. I presume she started using her front legs too hard for her soft pads. Anyway, she is healing well and 2 days later it is barely noticeable.
Another Country Park.
Beecraigs Country Park was my choice for this week training and walk. It is located in the Bathgate Hills and it offers miles of woodland paths and trails. This is the largest park in West Lothian. There is an animal attraction so you can see Red Deer, Highland Cattle, Belted Galloway Cattle and Hebridean/North Ronaldsay/Shetland Sheep. It has a dog-friendly campsite and kids play area. I always thought this place will be busy, but because it is so big sometimes you won’t meet anyone on trails. Beecraigs also offers MTB trails, which are very technical with all the roots and stones. Great place to practise your skills.
Unusual day out.
Last weekend for a changed I went to Craigie’s Farm. Just 20-minute drive from Leith. I always thought it is further, however, what a place. I went on Sunday so I thought it will be full of people, but it is that big that you don’t feel crowded.
OMG those strawberries and raspberries taste amazing, I can even see the dogs are loving them more than from shops. I felt like a child again, smiling all the way and trying to pick the best fruits. I can’t wait for cherries and gooseberries to be available to pick.
As the farm has animals, I thought dogs won’t be allowed, how surprised I was when there were signs: dogs allowed and poo bins. There is even Canine Cafe, which I am going to explore next time with Laferra. Such a good day out.
New canicross season
It is that time of the year, that it is almost July and time to plan a schedule for the new season. I like to plan ahead. All dates in the calendar, planning ahead the budget as this season it will be two dogs entering the races. I also want to go to England for some races. I have most of my holidays booked for races, so we can actually rest and stay a bit longer, so watch this space for some more adventures around UK. Oh, I can’t wait for new season, Laferra seems to understand the “canicrossing” and what she needs to do now. She is still a pain sometimes running around or not on a path, but I am being patient for now. We have still two months until first race so a lot of time for our training. Although I just signed for a muddy run with Laferra (Ruff Dugger). This will be her first experience running in the “race” environment.