Harry is a Border Terrier. He was born in July 2000, and was named after Harry Potter. His pedigree name is Bramble Keeper. He enjoys walking, and playing games with golf balls and sticks and doing this blog.
As Harry gets older he prefers doing familiar walks, but I want novelty and try to explore new ways. This can lead to conflicts. In this picture Harry has stopped and will go no further. I say 'Come on Harry!'
It is not that the water is deep. He has come through the deeper parts and is now in shallows but we are going outside where we normally walk. So he stops.
A lady says to me seeing him standing there with reflection, "They have such character."
Not sure whether it is character or stubbornness - maybe they are the same thing.
Harry was upset by the barriers put up during the recent floods. Some stopped him going on his normal walks through the Margaret Brown Gardens, and the Ock Valley Walk. As a result he only got a walk round the block some mornings. Things are back to normal and Harry can go places now.