Sounds like you had a good day - Murphy my Irish Setter would have been an absolute nightmare in that situation - he’d have been overly excited and jumping on everyone - he’'ll be 3 next month, so still just an overgrown gype of a puppy! Don’t think he’d be much use on a shoot, although I did catch him a couple of times “pointing” at the cats - he’s never been near a proper gun dog as far as I know, so not sure where he picked that up.
That’s a good idea re the high-vis vest - I have one that I used to wear over my motorbike leathers and I had thought about wearing it on the scooter, but I think that putting it on the back of the seat is a better idea. Where I’m planning taking the dog involves going on some roads that don’t have pavements, so the more I’m seen, the better - maybe I should look at getting a high vis coat for my numpty too - I’ll see how we get on, you get fluorescent collars and leads, that might be enough to keep him seen (I also don’t intend going out much in the dark).
Janet - I also use a walking stick, but I can’t walk far enough to give the dog a decent walk, so the scooter is specifically so I can take him out - I’m sure I’ll find other uses for it though.
Cheryl - thank you, quite looking forward to getting out with the dog, and the peace in the house that will result from having a dog that is tired!
Sarah - when you do come to order accessories for your scooter, check out Ebay, there are lots of things on there at reasonable prices, with the added advantage that they get delivered to you!