Hello, I’m Toby, Let Me Take You on a Walk.

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.  Hi, I'm TobyThere 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.

I am taking you to Hove Park today and then a quick trip to Hove seafront.Hove Park

 

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.

Hove Park

Hove Park

Hove Park

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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.

Hove Park

Hove Park

Hove Park

 

 

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.

Hove Park

Hove Park

Hove Park

Hove Park

 

 

 

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.

Hove Park

Hove Park

Hove Park

 

 

 

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.

Hove Park

Hove Park

 

 

 

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.

Hove Park

Hove Park

Hove Park

Hove Recreation Ground

 

 

 

 

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.

Hove Seafront

Hove Seafront

Hove Seafront

Hove Seafront

Hove Seafront

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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.

Hove Park

Hove Park

 

 

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.

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33 thoughts on “Hello, I’m Toby, Let Me Take You on a Walk.

    1. Ah yes, the Pembrokeshire Corgi is a distant cousin of Toby. Many people get Toby mixed up with the Pembroke and the Cardigan Corgi. They often say he can’t be a real corgi as he’s not tan/brown (which most of the Pembrokes are). I hope you will join us on our next walk soon.

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  1. Hi Toby! Hove park looks wonderful. No wonder you enjoy your walks there with Hugh. I love the beach huts at the seafront. Actually we have some beach huts here on the Mornington peninsula in Victoria. You can see pictures of the beach huts here mornington peninsula beach sheds. Have a happy day, Toby ( you are very beautiful).

    We used to have a lovely corgi once years ago. You are wonderful dogs.

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      1. Hi Hugh! I am travelling to Richmond which is outside Sydney on Tuesday to visit a cousin. So I will be getting pictures from an area I have never been too.

        I’m really looking forward to the trip. No doubt there will be a post about it in the future! Your dog, Toby, is lovely. I have not seen a black and white corgi before. 🙂

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      2. Thank you Maria. Yes, we can not imagine life without Toby now, even though he is not 3 until October. The pictures make him look black & white but he’s actually brindle in colour. He’s the Cardigan Corgi which comes in 5 different colours. I think the Pembrokeshire Corgi only comes in Tan/Brown and a lot people say to me that Toby can’t be a corgi, as he’s not tan/brown! Not many people have heard of the Cardigan corgi so I think that is why I get that said to me quite a lot.

        Have a lovely time in Richmond. I guess it will be cooler there, than where you are? I look forward to seeing the photos. We are currently in a very small village called Evershot in deepest Dorset. We are here for 5 days. I will take some pictures as it’s very quaint here and reminds me of the little village Miss Marple lived in which I think was called St.Mary’s Mead.

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  2. Have a lovely time in Evershot, Hugh. Look forward to the pictures. I am in Richmond now and it is a bit cooler but sunny today. I am staying on a new estate which is on the very outskirts of Sydney. Some of our neighbours are kangaroos it is so far out! Can’t wait to get some pictures of the roos and will definitely be writing a post about this! 😄

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    1. Thanks Maria. We are having a lovely time here. Days are full with going out and exploring the area. I’ve taken lots of pictures which I will upload and publish when I get back home. I hope you are having a lovely time in Richmond and Sydney and hope you get some pictures of those kangaroos to show us. I’ve got so many new ideas for posts from this short break we have taken and can’t wait to get started.

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      1. It’s great to get a short break away, Hugh. It always brings fresh ideas and new thoughts. I’ve done my first post about Richmond with pictures of a kangaroo! I wonder what Toby would make of kangaroos? He’d probably get a surprise. I wonder if Toby would think they were really big dogs! Lol! Have a happy day, Hugh. 😊

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      2. We had a lovely time, Maria, and are now back in Hove. I have lots of pictures to post on Covey View which I will do this week, plus I got lots of new ideas for new posts while I was away. I am going to catch up on reading all the posts of the blogs I follow as well. Look forward to reading yours and seeing the pictures you have taken. I don’t know what Toby would make of the kangaroos, especially seeing them spring and hopping around. I know he would be very inquisitive, but if they came anywhere near him, he’d be off in a flash! Welcome back Maria. Hope you had a lovely time in Richmond and Sydney.

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  3. Hi Hugh! I’m still in Jordan Springs for a while sight-seeing and roo stalking! Will catch up reading posts when I can for now. Look forward to your photos of Evershot. Yes I suppose the kangaroos would tower over a small dog like Toby!

    Toby is probably looking forward to his walks around Hove! 😊

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    1. Hi Maria, Oh, that’s great to hear that you are still on vacation. I’ll be posting the pictures on Covey View this week. I’m quite enjoying photography now 🙂 Yes, back to walks in Hove Park and on the Seafront for Toby and me. We enjoyed ourselves so much last week, that we have booked 6 days in Devon in Sept, so there will be more pictures from there as well.

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  4. Hi Hugh! I have heard of Devon but have no idea what the countryside looks like there so it will be good to see your pictures in future posts. Glad you had a good time on your break. Libby and I are going to visit the New South Wales Art Gallery tomorrow. Went swimming in a heated pool today. The nights are starting to get chilly here. 😊

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    1. Have a great time at the Gallery, Maria. Sounds like a perfect day out to me. I’ve been able to wear shorts this week, as the weather here is much warmer. I’m hoping the long trousers won’t now have to come out until at least mid September!

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  5. Nice to meet you Toby! Thanks for taking me along on your walk.
    Your Corgi is pretty clever & cute, Hugh. I look forward to seeing more of his adventures.
    Thank you for visiting my photo blog and liking “Contrast”. Please visit again soon!

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