Meet Ebony Rae!

Ebony is 13 and loves life! She moved in with me about 2 months ago after she was kindly re-homed to me from the fantastic Dogs Trust Shoreham branch.

Ebony is now a city and coastal girl as she lives between London and the Kent coast. She only has one eye and has limited vision in the other so sometimes new places are scary but she’s very brave (and nosey) and LOVES meeting new people!

She’s going to share some of her adventures here as an older girl, a re-homed girl and a brachycephalic dog (a flat faced breed). She’s also just been asked to review a book of dog walks centred on dog friendly pubs in Kent! She’s already done the first one below and wanted to explain her Ebony Scale:

Love rating: hearts out of 5 for how much I liked it!

#ZSHQ rating: is it a safe walk for single paw parents? Ebony rates the Zombie Squad likelihood from her own personal pawtrol – some need a friend with you, some are almost zombie free!

#buggybrigade rating: as a buggy user can you do this walk on a buggy – all the way, some of the way or do I need carrying?

Check out my walk on my Twitter @HolliethePeke – tweets go out the day of the walk and I’m only little so I’ll do about 1 a month!

Also brofur Buxton might pop up!

St Margarets Bay June 2019

Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks is a fab new addition to the existing county dog walk series from Countryside Books. Ebony and I do little walks and need buggy friendly terrain and this book provides great information on they type of walk it is before you head out.

Ebony has been poorly with her one remaining eye and so we’ve been focussed on that – so there was a little delay in walks to discover more of Kent. But with her eye healing and her confidence returning we venture out to the White Cliffs of Dover and worked our way along the St Margarets Bay stretch of the walk.

A beautiful and sheltered bay with a direct view to France (check out the image above!) St Margarets Bay also has the pub in England that is closest to France and you can enjoy French radio stations, and French phone signals too!

The sunny day showed the white cliffs off beautifully and Ebony enjoyed a gentle flat stroll showing off her new ‘blind dog’ coat. Its like a magic cloak as people stop to admire her and some offer treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebonys view:

I saw France! French France! A very exciting day. Ma listened to French radio and everything. A really nice space for small dog walks.

Love rating: ♥♥♥♥

#ZSHQ rating: pretty clear of zombies

#buggybrigade rating: ok around the bay but steep inclines at other parts of the walk

Check out my walk on my Twitter @HolliethePeke

Westbere May 2019

Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks is a fab new addition to the existing county dog walk series from Countryside Books. Ebony and I do little walks and need buggy friendly terrain and this book provides great information on they type of walk it is before you head out.

Described as a ‘hidden gem’ Westbere village and the final stretch of this walk did not disappoint. The village is beautiful and worth the trip to walk around it and marvel at the historic houses and beautiful gardens. As always we only did part of the walk so started in the village and headed backwards towards the railway crossing. There are tempting glimpses on the lake over the roofs of the houses on this surprisingly hilly part of Kent. On the way we had gorgeous country views and some horsey friends to visit.

The rail crossing proved a bit too much for us so we turned back to head to the The Old Yew Tree Inn for a quick drink. Despite the big beer garden all the tables had been reserved for lunch so if you want food book ahead! However Ebony did enjoy relaxing by the resident piano and the inside looked beautiful for winter visits by the huge fireplaces!

Ebonys view:

A bit rough in the buggy at some points so bring lots of blankies. The horses seemed nice and I liked the view of the lake. If you are not so good off lead be careful of the horses and the railway line too!

Love rating: ♥♥♥

#ZSHQ rating: take a furriend as theres lots of zombie hiding places

#buggybrigade rating: the rail crossing might be a bit tough…

Check out my walk on my Twitter @HolliethePeke

Ebony is starting her own little blog and is currently reviewing a book… 

 

Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks is a fab new addition to the existing county dog walk series from Countryside Books. Ebony and I do little walks and need buggy friendly terrain and this book provides great information on they type of walk it is before you head out.

19/4/19 Conyer

Ebony headed to the walk around Conyer taking in the The Ship Inn. The walk map was easy to follow and revealed this hidden and quiet part of Kent really well. Surrounded by birds and butterflies we enjoyed the walk with the tidal inlet in one side and the gorgeous Kent countryside on the other.

To keep the walk short we only did the final part of it but still got great views of the marina!

Ebonys view:

A lovely flat and buggy friendly walk! I got out for some sniffs and they were good – lots of wildlife!

The pub had good water bowls and some shady areas on a hot day but no grass to sit on so take a blankie for comfy lunch time naps.

Love rating: ♥♥♥♥

#ZSHQ rating: take a furriend as theres lots of zombie hiding places

#buggybrigade rating: the final stretch is 100% buggy friendly

Check out my walk on my Twitter @HolliethePeke