The youngest girl, liv is around six, and is a little Bette Davis wrapped up in a small girl's body, so I watched her interaction with Winnie, who has studiously ignored every child she has ever met on her lead, with some interest.
Like I said It was a revelation.
Everywhere the child ran, off Winnie would follow, her big goo goo eyes all bright and friendly and gentle.
There was non of the usual clumsy silliness I have gotten used to since she arrived in Wales
When Liv would stop, so would Winnie, and strangely the big bulldog would spin around to playfully sit directly on the child's feet, before the two would gallop off around the field together.
In her past Winnie must have known and loved children...unfortunately this past remains a total mystery to me
The spectacle even surprised Claire who stopped, open mouthed, at the gate to watch the fun
Dogs and children.
They never fail to surprise you.