Mum decided that instead of driving me and Winston to the vets (Winston was due his boosters) that we would walk from Emsworth to Havant which is a couple of miles instead. It was bitterly cold and I had my cosy coat on, it was also getting a bit dark and I wondered what Mum was playing at as the road we have to walk on has no street lights and we'd be walking in the dark on the way back!
But oh no Mum had other ideas, she gets these bright ideas sometimes, after the vets we walked to the bus station. Boy that was a busy place with loads of people, prams, wheelchairs, dogs, smells and lots of noise. Lots of people made a fuss of me and Winston which we accepted. We were very good and just stood there calmly watching the world go by.
Then a big green bus pulled up and Mum told us to get on, we went right to the back of the bus, I jumped up on the back seat but that's not allowed - puh! - so I had to sit on the floor. I was a bit nervous and had my tail between my legs for a little while as the bus juddered and bounced around (more even than dad's speedy driving).
The funniest thing was when the bus braked and Winston, who was sat beautifully, did a bum slide about 2 meters down the bus. The journey was only 15 minutes and we were fine and behaved really well. There was also another dog on the bus, he was a veteran of bus journeys his owner told Mum as he goes on it every day.
It was certainly something different and once I got used to it it was really quite fun. Dad's promised to take us on a train next - choo choo!!