Category Archives: patience is a virtue.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaa – leave my feet alone!

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday April 30th 2023   What was that I said recently and so nonchalently about trimming Hairy One’s feet? Last week she had an appointment for a vet’s visit for her … Continue reading

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minutiae, or a day in the life of a dog part 4

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday April 16th 2023   When we leave Highbury there is seldom any need to worry about the state of Hairy One’s feet. Generally, like the rest of her, they remain … Continue reading

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minutiae, or a day in the life of a dog part 3

    A post should appear every Sunday (Gosh. Spring really does seem to be happening)   Sunday April 10th 2023   Now, where were we? Oh yes, we had, at last, made it to the car …………………. So, Isis … Continue reading

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minutiae, or a day in the life of a dog

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday March 19th 2023   It’s late when I get downstairs. Isis is deeply asleep as she always is unless I fiddle around in the kitchen long enough for my scent … Continue reading

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winter woes

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday March 12th 2023         Yesterday, as we walk in Holders Woods, a couple I know but haven’t seen for a little while, stop to greet me. The … Continue reading

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the perfect dog?

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday March 5th 2023   When I return to Hollytrees on Saturday morning, I wait in the yard for Isis to be brought out to me. As soon as she gets … Continue reading

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a hungry dog

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday February 26th 2023   On Saturday we return to Chester’s Corner. Lee is surprised to see us again so soon, and   thinks that I must have come to make a … Continue reading

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Chester’s corner revisited

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday February 19th 2023   Yes, it is clear that Isis is very partial to freshly fried mince. In fact, she’d rather like to be served the mince unaccompanied by kibble, … Continue reading

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I don’t want it part 3

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday February 12th 2023   So, again I fry mince for Isis.  This should be enough to last her for four meals. Unsurprisingly, I have no delusions that she’ll be thrilled … Continue reading

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I don’t want it part 2

    A post should appear every Sunday   Thursday February 9th 2023   We may recall that Isis, who  was very underweight when rescued from the streets, gobbled up her kibbles with great gusto. A bag of them came … Continue reading

Posted in Highbury Park, Isis at home, Isis knows best, Isis says "No"., oh dear, patience is a virtue., something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, walking in the park, we don't like bright light, we don't like bright sun, what on earth's the matter?, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment