Category Archives: patience is a virtue.

I don’t want it

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday January 29th 2023   It’s such a relief to have weaned Isis from her previous habit of growling, screaming and yapping her way through each mouthful of her food, that … Continue reading

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snakes alive – by Isis

      A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday December 11th 2022   It’s a dull, damp day and I can smell that this is the path which leads to the big woods. Human says I can choose … Continue reading

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rain and floof, rain and floof

A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday November 20th 2022   The first part of the week is consistently* wet; consequently, Isis chooses pavement walks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We take a different route each day, so there … Continue reading

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you needn’t think I’m eating that!

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday 6th November 2022   Isis swishes past me as she leaves the kitchen and stalks into the hall. When I check her dish, I observe that the food is untouched. … Continue reading

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how wonderful you are …..

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday October  30th 2022   I’m glad that little Isis refused to eat only kibbles for breakfast, and spurned her kibbles with sardines for supper. Good for her. I have, I … Continue reading

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(s)he who dares wins

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday October 23rd 2022   This really isn’t the best week I’ve ever had. Mealtimes have been easy since best quality minced beef has been added to Hairy One’s breakfast. On … Continue reading

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well, really!

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday October 15th 2022   A few days ago, I read a short article which emphasised the importance of understanding your dog. “I try hard to do that,” I tell myself … Continue reading

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oh my!

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday October 9th 2022   The tasty additions to Hairy One’s meals continue to transform her attitude to food. I think that the poor dog must have been bored with the … Continue reading

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off on our travels

  A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday  August 21st  2022   The next morning is just as bright, and the shadows just as deep and scary as they were yesterday, and Isis is just as scared when I … Continue reading

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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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