When I think about our Spain, Morocco and LISBON journey in 2012, my packing fingers get itchy.
Our 2.5 weeks house and dog sitting experience in the hills an hour from Granada was a dream. LULU the heart stealing dog was our charge, or was that the other way around? In any case I for one was smitten. She was like an only child with her routine of walks, meals, treats and tick checks (maybe not a child). When it was cold outside we turned the heater on and she curled up beside me, when it was warm we followed the sun together around the courtyard, her on the warm pebbles right beside my chair. There is no doubt she was a woman’s dog.
But our real bonding came at walk time. I mentioned the hills right… we walked up-down-over-around and across hills three times every day. One of those walks I christened The Forts, to distinguish it from Morning, Pine Forest, Snake and I refuse to walk up that hill walk.
The Forts were used in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 between the Nationalists (Franco) and the Republicans. When this walk was not covered in atmospheric cloud it offered I want to stay here forever views. I think it was also frequented by IBEX because Lulu (some kind of hunting dog me thinks) was always eager to get there and reluctant to leave. She came with a she bails up cats and Ibex warning from her owner and I would like to add a she chases snakes warning to that as well.
The Civil War Forts, Moclin, Andalucia
Have a Fantastic Friday – I am dreaming of Spanish Lulu – but feel free to leave a message, tweet, facebook share, Pin It or Google+ it – you won’t disturb me at all 🙂