Category Archives: walking in the park

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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the invalid

    A post should appear every Sunday   Sunday January 16th 2023   Warning to the squeamish: this post is all about what goes into and what comes out of a dog, so perhaps you may not wish to … Continue reading

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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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off on our travels

  A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday  August 21st  2022   The next morning is just as bright, and the shadows just as deep and scary as they were yesterday, and Isis is just as scared when I … Continue reading

Posted in a joyful dog, dear little Isis, Highbury Park, Isis at Hollytrees, Isis is sad, Isis says "No"., oh dear, patience is a virtue., poor Isis, scary shadows, something's not right, these dogs!, VERY early in the morning., walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog, we don't like bright light, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

are you enjoying your walk, Isis?

  There will be no blog next week (Sunday August 14th) as Isis and I are having a short break.     A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday  August 7th  2022   We leave the lovely, dirty spaniel … Continue reading

Posted in a joyful dog, a terrified dog, dear little Isis, Highbury Park, Isis knows best, Isis says "No"., Kings Heath Park, oh dear, poor Isis, scary shadows, scenting, something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, VERY early in the morning., walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog, we don't like bright light, we don't like bright sun, what on earth's the matter?, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

a cool walk and a dirty dog

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday July 31st 2020   Thank goodness, the heatwave passes, and by Wednesday it’s what the meteorologists declare to be ‘a normal July day.’ Hmmmmmm. What’s normal any more? We enjoy … Continue reading

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the heat wave and a walk

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday July 24th 2022   This week we survive Monday and Tuesday’s unprecedented heat. After much persuasion, and with great reluctance, Isis visits the back garden twice during the day. She … Continue reading

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we’re back on track

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday July 17th 2022   Well, that was a nasty episode. I’ve just realised that, for the first time in at least four weeks, I didn’t even feel the urge to … Continue reading

Posted in a joyful dog, a very good dog, dear little Isis, Highbury Park, Isis at home, Isis knows best, Isis meets other dogs, park dogs, park people, scenting, VERY early in the morning., walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in a very good dog, clever girl, clever Isis, deaf/blind dog, dear little Isis, Holders Lane, Isis knows best, Isis says "No"., scenting, strange behaviour, these dogs!, walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Highbury Park, Isis meets other dogs, Kings Heath Park, learning to trust, park dogs, park people, relationship building, the dogs of King's Heath Park, walking in the park, walking with Rufus and Nancy | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments