Category Archives: walking with Rufus and Nancy

a difficult week

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday September 19th 2021   Isis’s skin has been much better this week, and the scratching much reduced. Her skin still looks pinker than normal though, is hot to the touch, … Continue reading

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you’re a fat girl!

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday August 22nd 2021   you have to smile: J. has mobility problems now and can no longer come with us to Highbury on Sundays. Instead, Isis and I visit him. … Continue reading

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I wanna go HOME!

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday July 25th 2021   We have had two weeks of very hot sun. Unheard of. We don’t do very hot sun in Britain. Poor Isis does not fare well. One … Continue reading

Posted in a terrified dog, Clowse Woods, dear little Isis, Highbury Park, Holders Lane Woods, Isis says "No"., Kings Heath Park, oh dear, poor Isis, scary shadows, scenting, VERY early in the morning., walking in the park, walking with Rufus and Nancy, we don't like bright light, we don't like bright sun, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

here, there and everywhere

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 21st 2021         Photograph by Bev Dakin   This is definitely the highlight of the dog walking week. Bev and I are … Continue reading

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badgering the wild life

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 14th 2021   As we have seen, defecting from an overpopulated and churned up Highbury Park presents Isis with a number of very positive new … Continue reading

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ecstasy!

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 7th 2021   I can’t tell you what an amazing Monday I had. Not properly, because I’m a dog and it’s too hard for me … Continue reading

Posted in a joyful dog, deaf/blind dog plays, dear little Isis, Isis says "No"., learning to trust, relationship building, running running, scenting, walking my deaf/blind dog, walking with Rufus and Nancy | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

mud and water, mud and water*

*By the way, this chorus keeps going through my mind as we walk. It can be sung to the tune of ‘Guns and Roses.’   Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday February 21st 2021 … Continue reading

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trips, slips and curses 2

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday February 14th 2021   It’s Monday, and we’ve arranged to meet Bev and the doodles  again at Holders Lane. I’m a little apprehensive after Saturday’s debacle. … Continue reading

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trips, slips and curses

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday February 7th 2021   ‘Never count your chickens before they are hatched’ is a proverb which one should always keep in mind when predicting how Isis … Continue reading

Posted in Highbury Park, Isis at home, Isis gets bathed, Isis is sad, Isis says "No"., Kings Heath Park, oh dear, poor Isis, rain and more rain, sleeping arrangements, these dogs!, walking with Rufus and Nancy, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday January 31st 2021

      Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday January 31st 2020   By last Sunday, of course, everywhere is thick with snow, and Isis plays in the lane. The following day, we go … Continue reading

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