Today we were down the coast visiting my mum and dad.
We took Zawadi, their newish lab (the one they said they would not get, after Safi died, but arrived two weeks later!!), to the beach.
Zawadi is learning to retrieve a tennis ball.
Oliver threw it for her many times...
and the silly humans would run enthusiastically after it...
encouraging her to pick it up and bring it back to Oliver. Please note in the next photo, I am carrying a conglomeration of things.
1. A fluffy toy which we asked Madeleine not to take out of the car, because she would end up asking someone to carry it. She swore she wouldn't. 5 minutes later and it's in my arms.
2. Two pairs of children's shoes. Once again, they were encouraged to leave them in the car.
3. A collection of shells and rocks dutifully found by Lauren, but impossible for her to carry.
I guess that is one of the roles of being a mother. My Mum used to do it for us too.