"Betty Leopard": Mud and Science

Monday, 4 June 2012

Mud and Science

On Friday, my boyfriend Pete, our dog Alf and I took a trip into the New Forest. We're not big fans of places that are overrun with other people, so we thought we'd get out on Friday to avoid the bank holiday weekend. 

Pete had brought a VHF tracking collar back from his work in Croatia, the kind of thing they put on wild animals to track their movements, and we took that out with us to test. We put it on Alf for a bit to check it worked, he looked quite cute and didn't seem to mind having it on.

We walked  by the river, had a picnic and saw a New Forest pony and her foal. Alf isn't always too sure of water (bless), but as it was so warm he was happily running around in the water, where it was shallow anyway. Unfortunately, at one point he confused a big patch of mud for solid ground, and got almost completely coated in mud :/

New Forest

Gnarly roots

Pete talking Alf through how the collar works

Alf contributing to science

Pony and Foal

Very Muddy Puppy

Other than this day out I haven't done anything else even vaguely celebratory this weekend; I've been all work, work, work. No rest for the wicked.

Hope you have had a good long weekend.



  1. Your dog is adorable! I love the New Forest :-) x

  2. It looks like a beautiful place to visit. Ahhh the muddy puppy! haha

  3. Lovely dog! Even if he is a bit muddy. ;)


  4. awhhhh hes adorable!! love puppies :')



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