Dog walking adventures, Housesitting, Housesitting in the UK

Abe and Lou

Our last lovable dogs were Abe and Lou two energised siblings from a small village in North Yorkshire.  Full of character and their all-time favourite activity while out walking is to stalk each other.  That is one way of viewing it, the other would be that they are fine-tuning their herding skills, as they are both Border Collies.  Whatever way you see it, they excel at it.


Being siblings, they have also fine-tuned their ability to annoy each other mercilessly.  Which for us humans it is somewhat entertaining to watch.  Our walks together consist of those two running like the clappers and with not many sniffing breaks, leaving the squire and me way behind.  Though we do know that they will return within minutes just to make sure we are following them and to hurry us up!


To release some of their energy, we have access to a few walks around the village.  Two such places are farmland and a disused quarry that is now in the final stages of completion.


Heading around the Quarry walk.


The restored wind vane commemorating the Royal Air Force Scorton 1939 – 1958.  The field across the way was the landing stripe during the WW2.  Unfortunately, our time this year in North Yorkshire has not been as sunny.  Luckily the people, dogs and feeling right at home made up for the lack of sunshine.

In the meantime, rain or shine, walks are still a priority.

Another walk in the opposite direction we find ourselves in Boulton – on – Swale, as an old kiwi saying goes ‘Blink, and you will miss it’.  We didn’t miss it and did have a stroll around the local church and some quaint cottages with equally lovely gardens.


Even in the rain, rosebuds still promise to make a beautiful grand entrance. Unlike two muddy and wet dogs!




38 thoughts on “Abe and Lou”

  1. What cuties! And so nice they have room to roam around. I can imagine it is fun to watch those two boisterous siblings. When we had two dogs (Australian Shepherd mixes, so also herders), the younger one always tormented his “sister” as well. She was forced to play with him, or chase him… 🙂 Beautiful area and I hope the weather cleared up a bit after this post (if you were still there then).

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I think you would love Yorkshire, the dales, the moors and even the seaside to explore 🙂 Not too mention the friendly locals and the lovely cottages. Yes our travels are going well, no major problems just the odd irritation 🙂 xx

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  2. Abe and Lou are absolutely adorable!! I love that dogs always find the happy, no matter what. Might seem like just a wall to us but it’s amazing for them! And what a beautiful setting. The countryside in the UK always feels so calm and peaceful ☺ I’m off for a dog wall myself now, wonderful post!!!

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  3. Great pictures of Abe and Lou! I love the one where you caught them running through the field. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen more pure joy than when my pup is able to sprint freely! It’s a joy to watch too! I think the pups stole the show on this post! 🙂

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          1. They are great. We’re off on Thursday and will be so sad to leave, probably the best sit we’ve done so far. How far ahead do you try and book? We’re busy now till mid October but need to start thinking about next year soon.

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