Category Archives: a joyful dog

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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what the hell’s going on?

    A post should appear each Sunday!     Sunday January 9th 2022   It’s January 2nd when we head down Dogpool Road, turn right onto Moor Green Lane, and park opposite The Highbury pub. It’s a dull, damp, … Continue reading

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November is for sniffing

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday 7th November 2021   November is the month for sniffing.           Everywhere a dog goes she is assailed by irresistable scents. Let out into the garden … Continue reading

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a scritchy relapse

        A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday October 10th 2021   Oh dear. Oh dear. After her apparent improvement, poor Hairy One’s frantic scritching resurges. The skin on the outside of her ears is red … Continue reading

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and off we go!

A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday October 3rd 2021   It’s a very good week for walking. There are few of those days which Isis hates, when the clouds race across the sun obscuring it completely, then scud … Continue reading

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how could you, Isis?

  A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday August 29th 2021   You have to smile: On Friday, Y and her dog Blitzi visit for a coffee in the garden. Although he is strong and heavier than Isis, and … Continue reading

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