Footsteps in the Alpujarras


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Walks with a Siberian Husky and Leonberger puppy are never boring!

I was out early yesterday before the sun came out. Walking downhill on a mule track through a neighbour's olive grove, Khumbu goes down in to killer stalk mode, frozen in the β€œif it moves its dead”. I'm holding on to him, and the 50kg 10 month old puppy Kyra, I'm straining to see what he has seen, cat? bird? fox? wildboar? nope cant see anything. I walk forward with Khumbu walking one paw at a time still in his β€œI'm so low to the ground nothing can see me” mode, suddenly he launches through the air and pounces on something, making both me and Kyra jump.

It was a piece of plastic hidden in the long dead grass!!! My brave husky πŸ™‚

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We had a delayed dog walk this morning due to a storm, which sadly never arrived. Rita was convinced it was going to come and she refused to go on the walk. So just Arko and I ventured into the 97% humidity πŸ₯΄ but we were treated to some pretty nice views.

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Day three of the heatwave. I'm late with today's picture because we took the dogs for a swim, so the picture was taken at 11.50am 32.7C In keeping with the 11am theme the temperature at 11am was 34.2C (93.5F) Our area is on orange alert today for high temperatures, expecting up to 39C (102F). Other places in Spain are expected to reach up to 46C (114F) 😳πŸ₯΅ We just have to make it to Tuesday when the temperature is expected to drop by a lot 🀞

It seemed a good way for the dogs to keep cool when it's 29C at 7am. They both learnt to swim today, they had a lot of fun. Hopefully on the next visit they will have more confidence.

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Not sure any of our animals are normal πŸ˜‚

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I love to see the interaction between the dogs and cats, so relaxed with eachother, even when Sweep kicks Arko in the face πŸ˜‚

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Sweep in the towel basket

Arko's facial


The annual bathing of the dogs happened today, Rita is super white again 😎 Arko is dirtier than before 🀷 Washing a waterproof dog is hard work and you end up wetter than the dog πŸ˜‚ Washing the dogs is a quiet affair these days without Khumbu being here screaming for his life ❀️

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We beat the sun up to this point this morning. About 500m of ascent.

A very cool tree

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Two years you've been gone from my life Khumbu, I think of and miss you every day πŸ’”


Arko is trying out a new look, he heard it's good for the skin πŸ˜‚