Category Archives: dogs

Things I noticed before lunch time today!

  When it’s raining, the dogs all walk in different directions when they come in with wet paws, the better to spread as much mud around the floor as possible. A little wren was having a wonderful shower as she … Continue reading

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Christmas trees out of the house at last!

The saga of the Christmas trees is over at last. I didn’t want to spend inordinate amounts of money on a tree last Christmas, even one with roots. I did however want to decorate a tree of some sort. I … Continue reading

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Walk with me – this one’s for you D…

The day is so beautiful we had to go for a walk, though Nellie, now sixteen years old was less enthusiastic than the rest of us. With much barking and excitement we piled out into the sunlit garden. The forsythia … Continue reading

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The Morning Show

If I doubted that Spring was on its way, the activity of the birds in the feeding tree this morning made it absolutely clear. The dawn choral society is practising heroically every morning, polishing their performance, each songster shaking off … Continue reading

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Shaggy dogs and heroes

That a brave young soldier died of the wounds he incurred while working with his dog to find weapons and explosives is more than sad, it is distressing. Only a week or two ago I read  of the work these … Continue reading

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Right place, wrong time.

Virginia Water on a sunny, though still chilly, Sunday morning is a sight to behold. The water shines like silver in the sun, dotted with water birds, busy and full of self importance as they bustle about. Dogs, invariably retriever/labrador … Continue reading

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Happy 24th February -because it feels like spring

It’s happened again and what’s more, I noticed. Like many other bloggers, diarists and commentators on life, I want to mark the day. Today is the day that I noticed that Spring is on its way. The sun is so … Continue reading

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Still life with sparrow hawks

I have just spent ten minutes watching a sparrow hawk perched like a statue on the terrace wall. I swear it did not move even the tiniest bit, but merely watched – and watched. It was a peculiarly spiritual communion, … Continue reading

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Burnt toast, lost dog Sunday

Not the best day so far. The house smells of burnt toast, a seemingly impossible small to eradicate. Not a calamity, but more a sign of things to come. The two computers in use in the house seem intent on … Continue reading

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