Category Archives: dogs

A Tête-à-Tête under a pearl sky

In the words of Shelley: “The cold earth slept below; Above the cold sky shone…” … and flowering long before its time, this little narcissus. Damp and bedraggled it may be but light from its petals shines out. Crouched beneath a bare, … Continue reading

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All my dogs are leaving home – just a little doggerel!

One by one they leave to roam the fields and nearby ditches. One of them has moved next door, another hides all day in hedges. Ignoring calls and tasty treats they trot off every morning throwing glowering backward glances at … Continue reading

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Stuck

Imagine, it is the coldest night of this winter – 5 degrees below freezing, no moon, torch batteries flat and the dog – the escape artist, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, see how pretty I am Jack Russell, Lucy, … Continue reading

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Dogs, for Christmas and for ever…

Everyone is home this Christmas and that is such a treat. I am planning nothing much! Christmas lunch is sorted – it will be delivered today – wonderful nut roasts from Cook..brilliant… no matter how long and lovingly I labour, … Continue reading

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Second Christmas…supposedly under control!

One of the things about having ME/CFS is to survive everything has to be planned, every day paced to make a little energy go a long way. One of my rules is usually to do only one ‘activity’ every day. … Continue reading

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Walking the dog this morning

  Crackle-tan and ochre scuffs beneath our feet. Sienna, burnt and raw rain-pasted to coarse paddock grass. Single, lemon hued leaflings hurtle in mad dance ankle high, defy demented terrier snap – drop like stone, to lie atop wind-piled drifts of … Continue reading

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Close shave

Exquisite, bold squirrel, cheeks full of acorns, Evades watchful dog I’m no haiku writer, but this begged to be written.

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