Category Archives: clever girl

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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preparing for a guest

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday September 26th 2021   Phew! Feels like we’re approaching winding down after several frantic weeks. The ‘frantic’ element is, as always, my fault. It is unreasonable, I discover, to imagine … Continue reading

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ARRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOWHOOOOOO!

  Posts are published each Sunday   Sunday July 6th 2021   I’m wrong. Isis is affected by being away from home. She has worried her right front leg, her usual target when something is upsetting her. It’s quite a … Continue reading

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here and there again

      Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 25th 2021   In Britain, April is supposed to be a month of showers, but it’s Friday now and still relentlessly dry and sunny. … Continue reading

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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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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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that coat of hers

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday August 9th 2020     “Hmmmm,” I think to myself as I bite into my Vacon, egg and dog hair sandwich. “It’s July and she’s still … Continue reading

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Isis finds her voice 3

      Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday July 12th 2020   I have identified seven of Hairy One’s vocalisations. A gentle ‘oof, oof’ says “Haven’t you forgotten something?” At the moment this … Continue reading

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finding a voice (2)

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday June 28th 2020   We return contented from a pleasant morning walk. For Isis a pleasant walk comprises well over two hours of walking, playing and … Continue reading

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