Category Archives: scenting

our walks: (2) Holders Lane

      A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 26th 2022   June has been a difficult time for us, as there have been so many flickery days: days when sun and shade have alternated minute by … Continue reading

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our walks: be careful what you wish for part 2

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 19th 2022   Off we trog back up to the field, stinking of eau de canal. At least, I imagine that we both stink; however, when we pause by … Continue reading

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our walks: (i) be careful what you wish for!

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 12th 2022   I couldn’t have made this up! Today we’ll go to Jasmine Fields, I decide.  On the way, I’m thinking that there’s nothing much to post about. … Continue reading

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oos, ahs, and adventures

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 5th 2022   The passages in italics are what I imagine Isis might say.   Since I clipped Isis, she has received even more compliments than ever. It seems … 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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news from Isis*

* transcribed by Human   A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday April 3rd 2022   You’ll never believe what happened last week. We are walking on the fields beneath Holders Lane, when I catch a very strange scent. … Continue reading

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the past revisits us with a vengeance

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday February  27th 2022   The night/ early hours barking is fading. She only barks on two nights, and there are only two outbursts each  time. On Monday S. the engineer … 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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what the hell’s going on? part 2

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday January 16th 2022     Last week I meanly left the story thus: ‘But I know that however weird her behaviour might seem, there are always reasons for what she … Continue reading

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what the hell’s going on?

    A post should appear each Sunday!     Sunday January 9th 2022   It’s January 2nd when we head down Dogpool Road, turn right onto Moor Green Lane, and park opposite The Highbury pub. It’s a dull, damp, … Continue reading

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