Would you like to come on a walk with me? Perhaps I should introduce myself to you first. My name is Toby and I’m a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. There were only 99 of us born in the UK last year, so my breed is on the vulnerable breeds list. My owners are Hugh and John. Many of you already follow Hugh’s blog and he does not know it, but I have sneaked on to invite you on a walk with me. It will take about an hour and fifteen minutes, depending on how many stops I have to take to say hello to my other doggie friends, sniff around, and of course so I can go to the toilet.
Hove Park is my favourite park. It’s a big park, only about a five-minute walk from where I live. I get to meet lots of my doggie friends everyday there where I can play with them, chasing the ball, chasing the squirrels or just chasing each other. As you can see from the pictures, it is a huge park, so plenty of room for running around.
The humans love this park as well. At this time of the year and during the summer they have picnics and we dogs love to run up to them and steal a few treats. Most of the humans laugh when we do that, but some come chasing after us.
There are lots of trees in the park, which, of course, all us dogs love. Some of trees here are over two hundred years old. There are also lots of benches where the humans can sit and take a rest. All the benches are donated in memory of humans and sometimes us doggies who are no longer here.
We even have a miniature railway here, where human children can ride trains around some parts of the park. It costs one pound for a ride, although is only open some weekends and bank holidays.
The human children can also climb these big rocks in the park and they also have their own playground. The adult humans have gym equipment to play with.
There is also a café, tennis courts, baseball courts and a finger maze in the park. It’s often very busy here, especially at weekends.
There is also a huge ‘Goldstone’ rock which is said to be very old and sacred to the druids and a very old Victorian building in need of repair, which one time was thought to have been a café.
Now on to Hove seafront. It’s a fifteen minute walk from Hove Park to the seafront. I enjoy coming down here as well, to take in the sea air and occasionally get an ice cream (If I have been a good boy). There are lots of beach huts along the front all painted in bright colours. They cost a lot of human money to maintain and unfortunately a few got smashed to pieces during the bad winter storms that hit the UK last winter.
I hope you enjoyed the walk with me. I’ll get Hugh to take some more pictures soon and I will post them on here for you all to look at.
It’s been great meeting you. Time for a drink of water now and a rest before the next walk. Until next time, goodbye and a ‘woof’ from me.
You can check out my 2nd post/walk by clicking here.