Category Archives: teaching my deaf/blind dog

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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taking the mickey?

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday May 2nd 2021   We are relaxing contentedly on the day bed when suddenly, for no reason discernible to me, Isis wakes up, lifts her head, … Continue reading

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here and there again

      Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 25th 2021   In Britain, April is supposed to be a month of showers, but it’s Friday now and still relentlessly dry and sunny. … Continue reading

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an unlikely little angel

There will be no post on December 27th or January 3rd. Isis and Human are taking a break.   Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday December 20th 2020             … Continue reading

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shrieks, barks and lots of food

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday October 11th 2020   When Autumn creeps in, it’s too cold for Y, Blitzi and I to spend the evening in the garden,  so we have … Continue reading

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Isis – you could take her anywhere

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 24th 2019   Could you take Isis anywhere? Not quite. But there is a huge, and, I think, substantive, improvement in her doggie … Continue reading

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Isis dines in

  Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Wednesday January 16th 2019   It’s a long time since I bewailed the return of Hairy One’s hysterical approach to mealtimes. After she came to live … Continue reading

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a momentous day

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’   Wednesday March 7th 2018   It’s Monday. There’s still plenty of snow lying around but a thaw is underway. It’s nice and dull, just as Isis … Continue reading

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there’s no free lunch

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’   Wednesday February 28th 2018   Heck it’s cold. Even though Hairy One has two thick coats, I still feel I need to leave the heating on … Continue reading

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blasted cats!

  Special request: I am preserving anonymity here, so being deliberately vague: I received a lovely pot of 15+ Manuka honey this week from a well wisher, but have lost my e-mail addresses since changing my server. Please could he/she … Continue reading

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