Salcey Forest and being a Therapy Puppy
The first time was a Friday afternoon. I joined Joanna in delivering a maths session to a group of home educated children. It was great we got to walk all around the forest, and watch as the children undertook tasks such as working out how old a tree was and measuring how tall the tree top trail is. They had lots of code breaking and had to think about patterns and design. I loved meeting everyone and kept being told how good and calm I was. I did get tired and ended up falling asleep on Joanna's lap at the top of the tree top trail.
I then joined a group who were doing a session on fire lighting. It was great. We walked to the woods, then Joanna started telling a story. I helped by sitting on her lap and chewing the props. I was pretty good around the fire, though someone did end up picking me up and I fell asleep on their lap, preventing them from cooking a marshmallow over the fire!
Everyone seems to want to take me home - I am adorable of course. Joanna tells me I am getting good on the toilet training side. It is quite easy in the woods. I walk off a little way from everyone and then go. The Forestry Commission ask that people who take dogs in to the forest use a "stick and flick" method. That means the person finds a nice stick and flicks the dog's business off the path and away from where anyone walks. Joanna told me I was so good in finding a hidden spot she didn't even need to do this!
Unfortunately I have a cold this week. I visited the vets and have some rather delicious tablets to take, but I am not going to visit the Forest. My friends, Guinevere, Percival and Bors have already been deputising for me. Percival joined a Family Forest Fun session in Salcey Forest, Guinevere helped at an event at Northampton Casuals RFC, and Bors attended a civil war re-eneactment display.