Coming up the road towards us were about 10 monsters. They kept walking ... Poor DJ - first his eyes almost popped out of his head - and then he had to stop completely ... before trying to turn round and retreat for home. Yes - Monsters had invaded
No ... !!!
It was a group of teenagers on an orienteering exercise!
I asked them to speak to DJ - and eventually we were able to slither past, using the opposite hedge as a protective blanket!!
The rest of the ride was slightly less terrifying! We went down through the woods and up a very slippery track - as it had rained overnight and the local land has a lot of slate in it. Still it was good for DJ to have to concentrate and work hard - good for his waste line ... and to help him forget the horrors of the beginning of his ride.
When we got back, while DJ was cooling I went to let the dogs out to find that the Staffie had chewed up his cushion! Oh well - could have been worse - might have been one of mine!!