We arrive in Ramsbottom and discover a car boot where we were supposed to be parking. Oh well, Shep loves a good bargain and meeting new people so we have a good wander!
|Sniffing out a bargain|
|Peel Tower (see abseilers at the top!)|
|Shep posing with an eye on the cake stall|
After stopping off for a cake & drink at the fortuitous charity stall we head over Holcombe Moor. Shep loves the open space and trots along, always stopping and returning to my side to check everything is okay.
|Looking back at the Tower|
|View of Holcombe Moor|
|'Just checking your still here!'|
We stop for a quick energy boost. Although we've brought along special doggy treats for Shep he snubs them instantly! However, when we get our own food out suddenly he's interested again!
|Turns out that Shep isn't a fan of dog treats....|
|...Kettle chips on the other hand!|
We then head off the Moor down to Buckden Wood. Shep doesn't like water and avoids every puddle he possibly can!
|Heading off the moors|
|Crossing the Irwell|
We are nearing the end of our day out now. After all that walking we head back to Ramsbottom; it turns out there's a Festival going on in town so it's all very noisy and busy; there's children, motorbikes, cars and trains. Shep comes into his own and enjoys strutting through the high street and saying hello to everyone. We have a rest on a bench and do some serious people watching....
|Clearly stressed by all the people about... or not!|
|Warning to potential adopter of Shep: he thinks he's lap sized!|
Sadly, we need to get back to the kennels before they close so off we go back to the car. Shep instantly hops in the car and lies down. I sit in the back with him and he dozes off whilst keeping one eye on the cars passing by. Belly rubs all the way back to Manchester.
If you are looking for a new dog and would like to know more about our Shep click here. Shep is very calm around other dogs (and needs a home with one) and has lived with cats. He really is a wonderful 'all rounder' and wants someone to adopt him and take him on adventures every day.
By Hannah (Trustee of RSPCA Manchester & Salford Branch)