Category Archives: relationship building

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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a man called Michael

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday  October 2nd 2022   In the comments section of the penultimate post – you can take a horse to water – Tony suggested that a way of breaking Hairy One’s … Continue reading

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it’s Gotcha day!

  A post should appear every Sunday.   Saturday August 27th 2022 But it’s not Sunday until tomorrow!                       Ah, but it’s a very special day today    ……….   HAPPY  … 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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out and about on terra firma

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday April 17th 2022   At the moment, Isis is part way through her annual undercoat moult. This process never fails to fascinate me.               … Continue reading

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a kiss from Nancy

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday March 20th 2022     On Thursday, Isis and I meet up with Bev and Nancy. Bev tells me how poor Rufus became more and more ill as they waited … 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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it’s human – so what?

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 20th 2021   Today we meet M and his little dog Rosie in Highbury. Recently they camped in Cornwall, and M tells me how much Rosie enjoys being on … Continue reading

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