I treated myself to some new wellies yesterday..just look at them – they’re so gorgeous. I was on my lunch break and on my way into Loughborough town centre and I just spotted all the little foxes and could not resist! They were on sale too – PERFECT!
I’m a big lover of foxes, and they passed through my allotment from time to time last year. One memory will always stay with me and will probably become the closest encounter with a wild fox I’ll ever have. It was early summer and I it was just about to get dark, so I was packing up my things when I saw a bushy tail moving in the hedge. I paused as a very curious, fox confidently crept out and began to sniff out my plot. It must have only been a young pup as it was quite small and so playful! He sniffed at the tools I was yet to put away and played with the hose I left out. He was well aware of my presence and was so close I could have reached out and touched him – but I didn’t it is a wild (in the city!) animal after all no matter how tame they have become around humans. It was such a magical encounter and the fox even followed me back to my car, looked up at me as I sat in the driving seat and refused to let me leave by jumping onto my car bonnet!
I know that a some allotment holders and aren’t keen on them but I think foxes are such an intelligent and majestic animal. I will wear my new wellies in hope that they will soon return or pass through my plot and maybe with new pups! They’re super comfy too and not everyone wears a full length welly – preferring smaller shoes..but my wellies are my allotment uniform. The best time of the day for me is taking the work shoes off and putting my wellies on and get stuck in.