Dog Walk in Norfolk: Shouldham Warren

It was a lovely sunny morning this morning so I took the camera out to try get some nice shots of Charlie. I took about 100, most of them were rubbish but I’ve picked out a few I think are ok!

Charlie is 7.5 months old now, I think you can really tell that he has grown. I’m not sure how much more growing he has to do, but he is looking like more of a dog than a puppy. His coat has always been quite short (people often ask if we have had him clipped) but just recently he has started to grow little feathery bits on his chest and the backs of his legs, it’s so cute! I think you can see it on some of the pictures.

We’ve had quite a busy bank holiday weekend so far. Yesterday we took Charlie to look around a home boarding place. My husband and I are going on holiday for almost 3 weeks next weekend (our belated honeymoon – we’re going to Italy I can’t wait!) so we’ve been doing lots of research on somewhere for Charlie to stay. We went away in January for a week when Charlie was only 4 months and he stayed with my mother in law, as he was so young, but 3 weeks is a bit much to ask!

The place we have found for him looks great. They are a doggy day care centre in the day and have huge fields, play areas and indoor areas for them. They also play lots of games etc with the pups. I have a friend whose dogs go there in the day and she recommended it as her dogs always have a great time. The great thing about it is they also offer home boarding for a few dogs, where they take the pups into their home in the evening. So Charlie gets to play all day with other dogs (he will love that) and into a nice home in the evening.

The owners seemed lovely and they wanted to see Charlie first and let him interact with other dogs. I really like that they do this. Charlie isn’t aggressive in the slightest, but it’s nice to know they do an assessment on all dogs they take in. We stayed for about an hour and Charlie got to play which was great for him. I think he will have a good time staying there, I think I will find it difficult leaving him though! He is by my side all day every day, so 3 weeks without him will be tough, I’ll miss my little guy!

Today we went for a lovely sunny walk in our usual spot, then went exploring a little bit more of North Norfolk. We went to a little town called Burnham Market, which was lovely although a lot of the shops we’re closed as it’s Sunday! We went for lunch in The Hoste which was lovely, and dog friendly! We’re still trying to get Charlie used to going to pubs and other places with lots of people. He can be a bit much, wanting to go up to everybody in the pub, but eventually he calmed down!

So it’s been a lovely weekend so far, plus it’s bank holiday Monday tomorrow, so another day off! Woop!

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