Favourite time of the day…

It’s not often that I can do something that makes both Gus and Leo happy at the same time. Leo has accepted his new position in our pack’s hierarchy and very sweetly blends into the background during the day. His favourite thing after eating has always been his daily walk. Before we had the baby we would rush home late from the office so one of us could walk him, often in the pitch dark, rushed and stressed, wishing we could be home.

Nowadays, come 3pm I zip Gus into a snowsuit, slip him into the Baby Bjorn, clip Leo into his harness, grab my fab new wellies and off we go to the beautiful heath on the estate where we live. While the baby sleeps, Leo gets to run his heart out, sniff new smells and repeatedly search for his battered flying ring. At the same time Gus gets to snuggle all toasty and drift off with his characteristic grunting and squeaking, rocking rhythmically into a slumber.

and me? I get to breathe in the fresh air, pound the muddy path for 45 minutes to clear my head, think out loud and quietly reflect.

There is nothing quite as fulfilling…