Category Archives: twirling

minutiae, or a day in the life of a dog 2

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday March 26th 2023   I don’t know for certain how Isis discerns that preparations for her walk have begun. She recognises most of my routines: the smell of coffee in … Continue reading

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minutiae, or a day in the life of a dog

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday March 19th 2023   It’s late when I get downstairs. Isis is deeply asleep as she always is unless I fiddle around in the kitchen long enough for my scent … Continue reading

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frost, ice, and mucking about

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday January 22nd 2023   Over the last week, Isis and I have enjoyed some good walks and managed to visit most of our favourite haunts. It’s still Wellington boots and … 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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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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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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my exasperating Isis

  A post should appear every Sunday. * There may not be a post next Sunday, as I am expecting visitors, and do not yet know when they are arriving.   Sunday¬† September 10th 2022   My dear little dog … 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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bright light

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday March 27th   Hmmmm. Not the best of weeks. First I lose my new hearing aid in Highbury Park, then my driving glasses disappear into thin air somewhere between the … Continue reading

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out with the old and in with the new – or is it? Part 3

    A post should appear each Sunday! Sunday February 13th 2022   Isis is a very good little dog. She never destroys things when she is alone, unless I’ve carelessly left a cardboard envelope, folder or box within easy … Continue reading

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