Tag Archives: deaf/blind dog

so I reinstall the tunnel ………..

    Posting days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.   Monday   Yesterday evening I set forth once again on attempting to Isis proof the tunnel enclosure. Attracted by the mesh rolls, she dances helpfully on them as I work. … Continue reading

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behaviour modification ?

    Posting days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.   Wednesday   There are three very positive outcomes to report. For five days now Isis has been eating on her own in the kitchen wearing her plastic cone and with … Continue reading

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I’ll go my way …..

    Posting days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.   Monday       I love her expression on this photo. As we walk along one of the paths in Kings Heath Park, the sun pops out rather too brightly … Continue reading

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the rainflies are here!

    Posting days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.     Friday On Thursday the rainflies are here. Isis enjoys her walk hugely and is happy to trot in any direction. I stand on the end of her lead, well … Continue reading

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a shot in the park

    New posting days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.   Wednesday   The dogs spot the Treatmobile making its way towards them across the field. George, Nancy and Rufus shoot towards it. Conchobhar and Keiko begin to tug urgently … Continue reading

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the heist

    Tuesday After food shopping I drop my friend off at her house. She kindly gives me a large portion of Victoria sponge and I look forward to eating it with a cup of coffee. When I get home … Continue reading

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fluffy thing

    Monday     Isis is getting fluffier and fluffier. Over the past two weeks several people have asked me how often I shampoo her. The answer is never. Grooming seems to keep her clean. Which is just as … Continue reading

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who’s a clever girl?

  Thursday     Isis has definitely become a real dog. She declares it to the world. Instead of merely pausing arbitrarily for a pee, she sniffs with great care at a stain on the path then, very deliberately, pees … Continue reading

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first day at school

  Saturday Hounds’ Club is held close by us in a church hall near the Maypole. When we arrive, Julie suggests we inhabit a safe corner away from the other dogs as greyhounds are naturally extremely interested in small fluffy … Continue reading

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nightmares?

Wednesday A typical evening scenario: Isis is sleeping on the futon. Suddenly, her head shoots up and, growling ferociously, she attacks a back foot. I intervene and stroke her head until she  seems calm  again.     She settles back … Continue reading

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