As you may know from my photos, I live in the countryside and absolutely love it. Our village is very close to the coast which means lots of seaside walks. Behind my house, there are no other houses for miles, just fields, footpaths and a small forest. This means that I can choose a country walk, a forest walk or a good run on the beach. Well, maybe I don’t choose but it doesn’t really matter because walkies is walkies, whoever arranges it.
I spotted my mum filling a bag with my brother’s things and realised we were not going to any of my favourite places. You see, I am a Lhasa Apso, one of the most intelligent dogs in the world and I concluded that we must be going to my brother’s house. He used to live with us but moved out about six months ago. Now he lives in a different place and it looked like we were going to see him. Once the bags had been put in the boot, we set off in the red car. Of course, once I was secure on the back seat, I stretched out on the blanket provided and fell asleep.
When I woke up, the car was still travelling and so I looked out of the window to see where we were. Well, it certainly wasn’t the country because it was very noisy and every now and then dad would have to stop behind other cars because there were so many. Dad called it a traffic jam. As we drove on, I noticed lots of very tall buildings that reached up towards the sky. I hoped that my brother didn’t live in one of those. At last, we arrived at the house and pulled up on the drive. This place did not seem like the country to me because I had never seen so many people walking up and down the road. I did see some dogs but there didn’t seem to be any nice places for them to run and play. In fact, it looked quite dangerous to me.
Reunited at last
There was a lot of excitement when the door opened and I realised it was my brother! I jumped up into his arms and he carried me into the house. He also promised me a walk. Huh! Didn’t fancy that much. I mean, where would he take me. I had seen a lot of traffic and even more people but no fields or rivers. Whilst mum and dad had cake and tea, my brother took me to a nearby park for a run. It was a lovely place with lots of grass and several small trees but with far too many little humans running about. Still, I did have a lovely day especially as my brother had bought me a new toy and a few treats for me to sample. You could call me spoilt, but I’m a proud Lhasa Apso who enjoys the attention. What do you expect?
On the way home, mum gave me a cuddle and I settled down for a snooze. It seems that my brother lives in the city and cities are where lots and lots of people live. I don’t know about any one else but I’d rather be a country dog than a city dog… any day of the week!