Author Archives: patinkingsheath

here, there and everywhere 4

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 11th 2021   It’s a few minutes after six a.m. These are stolen minutes. I think there are only four of them. “You have to … Continue reading

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here, there and everywhere 3

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 4th 2021   As Isis and I walk in Holders Lane, it’s as though someone has fired the starting pistol for the spring race. Buds … Continue reading

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here, there and everywhere 2

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 28th 2021   Highbury Hall, now a Grade II listed building, was commissioned as his                       Birmingham residence by Joseph Chamberlain in 1878, two years after … Continue reading

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here, there and everywhere

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 21st 2021         Photograph by Bev Dakin   This is definitely the highlight of the dog walking week. Bev and I are … Continue reading

Posted in a joyful dog, a terrified dog, I'm off my lead!, Isis says "No"., Kings Heath Park, oh dear, park dogs, park people, poor Isis, rain, running, scary shadows, strange behaviour, the dogs of King's Heath Park, twirling, walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog, walking with Rufus and Nancy, we don't like bright light, we don't like the dark | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

badgering the wild life

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 14th 2021   As we have seen, defecting from an overpopulated and churned up Highbury Park presents Isis with a number of very positive new … Continue reading

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ecstasy!

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 7th 2021   I can’t tell you what an amazing Monday I had. Not properly, because I’m a dog and it’s too hard for me … Continue reading

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mud and water, mud and water*

*By the way, this chorus keeps going through my mind as we walk. It can be sung to the tune of ‘Guns and Roses.’   Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday February 21st 2021 … Continue reading

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and for my next trick ……..

My apologies to readers who receive the blog through emails. The blog appeared on Sunday – well, in the early hours of Monday – and went through to Facebook but didn’t ‘publish’ here.   Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, … Continue reading

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trips, slips and curses 2

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday February 14th 2021   It’s Monday, and we’ve arranged to meet Bev and the doodles  again at Holders Lane. I’m a little apprehensive after Saturday’s debacle. … Continue reading

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trips, slips and curses

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday February 7th 2021   ‘Never count your chickens before they are hatched’ is a proverb which one should always keep in mind when predicting how Isis … Continue reading

Posted in Highbury Park, Isis at home, Isis gets bathed, Isis is sad, Isis says "No"., Kings Heath Park, oh dear, poor Isis, rain and more rain, sleeping arrangements, these dogs!, walking with Rufus and Nancy, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments