Had to drop out again today  – vit’nary’s advice. The team was obviously in danger of getting lost without me, and they had to do some serious map-reading. When I’m there, I just follow my nose.

This gave me time to reflect on the disappointingly secular content of this church walk. I decided to introduce ‘Paws for Thought’. My text was taken from Matthew 15:27 – ‘yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table’.  I gave a short sermon about the notable lack of crumbs, and the need to ensure that sufficient fall for any dog that happens to be around. I think it went down quite well. As far as most sermons do, anyway.

Pressed for details, they told me about ‘The Strange Incident of the Bull in the Field’.  As they were about to take a long detour to avoid said bull, the local Posty arrived. In his van. It was red, of course, which no doubt enraged the poor beast even more than the sight of Team CTK.  He offered them a lift across the field en route to his next delivery.  They accepted – and they call this a walk!

An even more entertaining episode saw Harvey doing an acrobatic dance down a steep slope leading to the A1 underpass. The judges’ decision was 7 out of 10 for arriving safely at the bottom, but only 5 out of 10 for style.

Miles walked – 132

Miles to do – 60

Dog miles – 924