Category Archives: learning to trust

a clean bill of health and lots of fluff

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Monday May 2nd 2022   On April 21st, when we visit the vet, Isis has a full medical check. We wait for a short while at reception, and the vet comes … Continue reading

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a tough day for Isis

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday April 24th 2022   Poor Isis has a tough day on Thursday. First she is ambushed and plonked in the sink to have her rear end washed, then she is … Continue reading

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goodbye dear Rufus

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday March 13th 2022   Rufus has not been himself lately: he has been very weary and hasn’t wanted to eat. Some days he has seemed much more like the old … Continue reading

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out with the old and in with the new? Part 2 – a positive step!

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday February 6th 2022   Before Isis arrives in England, I have a Dogwatch house and garden check to make sure that she will be safe here. (As I reflect soon … Continue reading

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out with the old and in with the new?

   A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday January 30th 2022   Over the last two years, Isis has changed quite a lot. Her dislike of sun and bright light both outside and indoors remains, but she has become … Continue reading

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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

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laid back dog and stressed out human continued

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 13th 2021   My friends M and G greet me at the door. I apologise for not phoning, and recount my misadventures. They are glad that I hadn’t told … 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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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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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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