Category Archives: relationship building

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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a week’s worth of walks 3

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday May 3rd 2020   Highbury Park: Friday April 24th Isis sniffs half-heartedly along the wooded area between the two meadows. This spot is her default choice. … Continue reading

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a good grooming

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Monday April 6th 2020   Dishevelled, that’s what she is. Not exactly dirty. She doesn’t look neglected, tangled, ratty haired. I peer more closely. No, she doesn’t … Continue reading

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we’re going THIS way ….

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday December 29th 2019   Since the beginning of the Months of the Mud, Isis and I have a tussle every time we step out of the … Continue reading

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three dogs and a tortoise – part two

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday November 10th 2019   Now for the beautiful pup I met at the end of last week. There we are, Y, J and I, sitting on … Continue reading

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the perfect border

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday September 29th 2019   At the beginning of August, Isis spends a week at Holly Trees Kennels while I enjoy a week in Uppingham with friends. … Continue reading

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…….. and goodbye Gilbert and George

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Wednesday July 31st 2019   I thought that Isis might be reluctant to walk in Kings Heath Park after her misadventure, but she seems perfectly … Continue reading

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how sweet is that?

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Wednesday May 29th 2019   It’s reunion time, and Rufus is very excited. Beside himself, if the truth be told. He takes reunions very seriously, … Continue reading

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Isis has a visitor

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday May 12th 2019   I’ve not seen my friend T. for two years, but last weekend¬† she ¬† officiates at two obedience shows, one … Continue reading

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Isis visits Polymath part 2

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Wednesday May 1st 2019   Fast forward to April 2019. By now, Isis has visited Polymath at least six or seven times. Now she knows … Continue reading

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