And more

A lovely afternoon with C at Dunwich today.  I was rather later than planned, but we had a glass of wine, then went for fish and chips, which was gorgeous (and I duly gorged, nearly ate the lot), it being cooked to order and the lemon sole being cooked in crisp light batter.

As we parked, we saw several huge dogs, two of which were a breed I didn’t recognise.  A lad was slowly eating an ice cream while they looked at him and drooled with longing.  I made a joking remark about him teasing them and he grinned and his parents chuckled knowingly.  I asked what breed they were – and now I’ve forgotten.  Bother.

A touch of googling – it’s the Leonberger.  One of them was massive, but they were both gentle and came over to greet me.  As they were clearly friendly, I put my head down to meet them and we nearly touched noses.  Their brown eyes were mild and kind.  I wondered what Ben would make of dogs of that size, so much bigger than he.

Afterwards, we went for a walk along the cliff, past the heather and broom.  It was delightful.  I miss living by the sea.

When home, I walked Ben and, when we arrived back again, he was thrilled to see the family next door just home from a week’s camping.  He spent the evening through there with them.

5 comments on “And more

  1. Liz

    I like the seaside too.
    The cafe at Dunwich does excellent fish and chips. The last time we went, Sir Bruin had pie (of course), and that looked delicious too.

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  2. sablonneuse

    Mmmmm, REAL fish and chips – gorgeous. It’s a long time since we’ve had any. We’re a long way from the sea here and although the fish van passes once a week it’s not the same. . . . . . .

    Leonbergers look lke really super dogs – gentle giants in fact. No doubt they would have been friendly towards Ben and he sounds like the kind of dog who likes playing with anyone willing to join in.

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  3. Z Post author

    The chips were nice, though cooked from frozen. The fish was exceptional and that’s what mattered.

    They had the most lovely friendly eyes and their owner looked on approvingly when I bent down towards them – I’m sure many people are wary of such big dogs, but their complete lack of aggression and loveliness was self-evident. You don’t need fluent Dog to understand that. But yes, the food bill … and having a dog that weighs so much more than I do would not be sensible. I did love them, though.

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