Category Archives: a joyful dog

dining out and an afternoon in the woods

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday  September 4th 2022   I drop a harness off at Y’s. She invites me in for coffee, but Isis hasn’t had her tea yet, so I decline. “She can have … Continue reading

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it’s Gotcha day!

  A post should appear every Sunday.   Saturday August 27th 2022 But it’s not Sunday until tomorrow!                       Ah, but it’s a very special day today    ……….   HAPPY  … Continue reading

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off on our travels

  A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday  August 21st  2022   The next morning is just as bright, and the shadows just as deep and scary as they were yesterday, and Isis is just as scared when I … Continue reading

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are you enjoying your walk, Isis?

  There will be no blog next week (Sunday August 14th) as Isis and I are having a short break.     A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday  August 7th  2022   We leave the lovely, dirty spaniel … Continue reading

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we’re back on track

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday July 17th 2022   Well, that was a nasty episode. I’ve just realised that, for the first time in at least four weeks, I didn’t even feel the urge to … Continue reading

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our walks: (2) Holders Lane

      A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 26th 2022   June has been a difficult time for us, as there have been so many flickery days: days when sun and shade have alternated minute by … Continue reading

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our walks: be careful what you wish for part 2

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 19th 2022   Off we trog back up to the field, stinking of eau de canal. At least, I imagine that we both stink; however, when we pause by … Continue reading

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out and about on terra firma

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday April 17th 2022   At the moment, Isis is part way through her annual undercoat moult. This process never fails to fascinate me.               … Continue reading

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news from Isis*

* transcribed by Human   A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday April 3rd 2022   You’ll never believe what happened last week. We are walking on the fields beneath Holders Lane, when I catch a very strange scent. … Continue reading

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what the hell’s going on? part 2

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday January 16th 2022     Last week I meanly left the story thus: ‘But I know that however weird her behaviour might seem, there are always reasons for what she … Continue reading

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