This morning we had the pleasure of meeting Pickles, a 3 year old collie terrier cross.
Once a week Lauren and I head off first thing to our local animal rescue centre, Animals In Distress - and we help out for an hour or so, enjoying the animals and doing what we can. Lately we have been walking the dogs, and truly the pleasure is all ours.
Despite the weather being crisp and cold to say the least, we enjoyed a wonderful walk down the lanes.
Breathing in the surrounding countryside..
and saying hello to the local residents
as we passed by!
It was so wonderful to see all the snowdrops springing up ...
and take time out to listen to the birdsong.
Pickles himself had a wonderful walk, and we loved him to pieces - such a beautiful gentle boy. He is looking for a new home through no fault of his own.
Only wish we had enough room to bring him back with us.