Later that day, over the common, saw my mate Val and her lurcher and two Jack Russells a couple of fields away. Shouting and calling "Yohoo Valerie Yohoo - wait for me!" - haven't seen her in days - Then from a field away realised it was a total stranger with his dogs staring at me in horror and quickly pretended one of my dogs was called 'Valerie.'
Think I got away with it. Though I did wonder at the time how she'd managed to put on so much weight. And change hair colour.