Came across three new owners I’d not met before around Christmas on the way over to Bidborough. I had photographed one of the dogs though, Rafferty, a Border Terrier.
As you know, the weather has been very wet and the ground is boggy and squidgy. This was reflected in the way Shankly, a two year old Jack Russell, looked. He looked great in his own scruffy way, with his wet, curly, muddy coat.
Slightly more refined looking was Bear, a 22 month old Welsh Terrier. I think he’d just had a nice trim in time for Christmas. Unlike the others, it looked as though he had better things to do than hare about in the mud.