Category Archives: who’d be a human?

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

Posted in a joyful dog, a vet visit, dear little Isis, Isis at home, Jasmin Fields, off to the vet, oh dear, poor Isis, scenting, sleeping, something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, walking my deaf/blind dog, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in clever girl, Isis at home, oh dear, poor Isis, sleeping, sleeping arrangements, something's not right, these dogs!, we don't like bright light, we don't like bright sun, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

we’re coming round

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday September 12th 2021   I ring Fivelands as soon as the practice opens on Friday, and when I explain poor Isis’s predicament, we are offered an appointment at 2.30 that … Continue reading

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scritch, scritch, scritch, scritch ……scritch ad infinitum

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday September 5th 2021   Oh dear. What a week. Poor Isis. The clouds begin to gather last weekend. It’s a bank holiday weekend. Of course. It would be. Isis is … Continue reading

Posted in a vet visit, crisis, Isis at home, Isis gets bathed, Isis is sad, oh dear, poor Isis, self-damaging, self-harming, something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in a joyful dog, a very naughty dog, Highbury Park, Holders Lane Woods, Isis at home, Isis is no angel, Isis says "No"., oh dear, park dogs, park people, scenting, strange behaviour, these dogs!, twirling, walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog, we don't like the dark, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

you’re a fat girl!

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday August 22nd 2021   you have to smile: J. has mobility problems now and can no longer come with us to Highbury on Sundays. Instead, Isis and I visit him. … Continue reading

Posted in a vet visit, Holders Lane Woods, Isis at home, Isis is no angel, oh dear, poor Isis, scenting, something's not right, these dogs!, walking my deaf/blind dog, walking with Rufus and Nancy, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

an itchy dog

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday August 15th 2021   you have to smile Isis is almost invariably quiet and relaxed when she travels. As soon as she jumps into the car, she settles on the … Continue reading

Posted in a very good dog, a vet visit, dear little Isis, Isis at home, Jasmine Fields, learning to trust, off to the vet, oh dear, poor Isis, rain, self-harming, something's not right, these dogs!, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Isis is overcome

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday August 8th 2021   A few weeks ago,  it was extremely hot – hotter than it’s ever been since Isis came to England. One day, we get to Highbury just … Continue reading

Posted in crisis, dear little Isis, Highbury Park, Isis at home, Isis says "No"., oh dear, park dogs, park people, poor Isis, sleeping, something's not right, these dogs!, VERY early in the morning., walking in the park, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

perfect weather

    A post should appear each Sunday!   We’ve had a lovely week, Human and me. It’s rained nearly every day. Last Sunday when we first get to Highbury though, Human bullies me. She makes me walk up to … Continue reading

Posted in a joyful dog, Clowse Woods, Highbury Park, Holders Lane Woods, Isis is no angel, Kings Heath Park, park dogs, rain, rain and more rain, scenting, these dogs!, twirling, walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog, we don't like bright sun, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I wanna go HOME!

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday July 25th 2021   We have had two weeks of very hot sun. Unheard of. We don’t do very hot sun in Britain. Poor Isis does not fare well. One … Continue reading

Posted in a terrified dog, Clowse Woods, dear little Isis, Highbury Park, Holders Lane Woods, Isis says "No"., Kings Heath Park, oh dear, poor Isis, scary shadows, scenting, VERY early in the morning., walking in the park, walking with Rufus and Nancy, we don't like bright light, we don't like bright sun, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments