Meeting local doggies

I’ve been meeting some of the local doggies on our walks.  Just for a sniff and quick hello, since most of these doggies have to keep up with their very busy humans who continue to march ahead.

“Hey Zola…do you know which way my humans went?” Confused smile

Oh well..I’m lucky my human is an ‘ambler’ .  There is no fear of her striding too far ahead, quite the opposite!  She likes to pause and look around, watch me explore or meet the other doggies.

Come on human..let’s get on with our walk!

Here are a few of the doggies I have been fortunate to meet last week.


“Make it a quick sniff Zola!”

“Ooops – Uhmm..did my humans go that way?”



Errrrrr..not quite sure?

One day, whilst practising my leaping skills (us Ridgebacks call it ‘pronking‘ by the way)


…out from the bushes appeared a professional Poodle pronker girl!


Zoom zoom zoom…

Her name is Meon the black Standard Poodle Girl and she is 5 years old.


My human was very pleased to meet her humans who are also ‘amblers’.  They stopped for a while to let us say hello and demonstrate our pronking skills to each other.  Meon’s humans were curious to accompany us on one of our special ‘off-track’ walking routes through the forest that they did not know about.  So, off we went into the forest.

Meon striking a fine forest Poodle pose!

It was super that Meon and her humans joined us on our walk.Smile

Another day, I came across something hairy rolling in the ferns and heathers!


What is it?



Nevermind..Let’s play!

Sniff sniff…definitely a doggie Winking smile

Elizabeth the Bearded Collie Girl…known as “Lizbef”

She could be a doggie hair model right?

Her human is another ‘ambler’ and had very nice treats…Be right back

Yum yum…keep ’em coming! Party smile

Now a pose for the camera – “Say ‘Chewieeeees’!” Open-mouth smile

About bigdogzola

Hello - I'm Zola! I'm a Rhodesian Ridgeback Girl with my own Dog Blog! For the first three years of my life, I lived on the French Riviera. Now I have moved and am enjoying the lush green forests and country life in England. Welcome to a big dog's life!
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7 Responses to Meeting local doggies

  1. Nora says:

    Ambling sounds delightful!


  2. Vic says:

    Awww Zola looks like you are settling down great here in the UK and made new doggie friends,love the photos.

  3. Homer says:

    Lizbef got nice hair! I bet you had a great time with them!


  4. Esther Walker says:

    Just stumbled across your site as my friend Jura has the Nubian hound in Hanoi. I used to have a Rhodesian Ridgeback when we lived in Sudan, very sadly he died at just 4yrs of age. He was the softest and probably the daftest of RR, very sweet natured and we miss him everyday. Enjoying your fantastic photographs, wonderful…..

  5. bigdogzola says:

    Hello Esther
    Thank you for your message 🙂

    Yes I am sure you must be missing your RR boy, I am sorry for your loss, it is very sad but I know he will always be with you in your heart.

    The RR boys seem to be so much more soppy and soft than us girls. My Ridgeback boyfriends are Kali and Beaudor and you can see on our forest walks that they are very soppy and more into staying around their humans than exploring the forest finding new exciting adventures (and squirrel chasing) like us warrior girls!!!!
    I am so pleased you are enjoying my blog.
    Aroofs from England
    Zola xx

  6. Rpp says:

    I would luv to go pronking through the woods with ya! Such a beautiful place to pronk! And it looks like you get to make the acquaintance of lots of fellow furiends 🙂 You made me laugh at your furball photo. Yap was wondering if a furminator got someone there! BOL! 😉

    Followin your tail,

  7. I pronk, too! It’s fun! I do it in tall grass to flush out the bunnies and chipmunks.

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