Category Archives: what on earth’s the matter?

snakes alive!

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday December 4th 2022   It’s a dull, damp day and we’re walking up the path which leads to Holders Woods. I intend to walk on a little further and turn … 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

Posted in deaf/blind dog, dear little Isis, Highbury Park, Isis knows best, Isis says "No"., learning to trust, oh dear, park dogs, park people, patience is a virtue., poor Isis, rain, rain and more rain, relationship building, scenting, something's not right, these dogs!, 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

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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(s)he who dares wins

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday October 23rd 2022   This really isn’t the best week I’ve ever had. Mealtimes have been easy since best quality minced beef has been added to Hairy One’s breakfast. On … Continue reading

Posted in clever girl, Isis at home, Isis in danger, Isis in danger, Isis knows best, Isis says "No"., Jasmin Fields, oh dear, patience is a virtue., scenting, something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, walking my deaf/blind dog, what on earth's the matter?, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

well, really!

    A post should appear every Sunday.   Sunday October 15th 2022   A few days ago, I read a short article which emphasised the importance of understanding your dog. “I try hard to do that,” I tell myself … Continue reading

Posted in food rage, Isis at home, Isis knows best, Isis says "No"., oh dear, patience is a virtue., poor Isis, something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, what on earth's the matter?, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in crisis, food rage, Isis at home, Isis is no angel, Isis is sad, Isis says "No"., oh dear, poor Isis, something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, twirling, we don't like bright light, we don't like bright sun, what on earth's the matter?, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

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

Posted in a terrified dog, dear little Isis, Isis at home, Isis says "No"., Kings Heath Park, oh dear, scenting, sleeping arrangements, something's not right, strange behaviour, these dogs!, walking in the park, walking my deaf/blind dog, we don't like bright light, what on earth's the matter?, who'd be a human? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

collecting Isis

      A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday May 8th 2022   Isis: There’s more about you than about me. Human: We’re a team Isis.   On Wednesday afternoon I take a newly clipped Isis     … Continue reading

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