Tag Archives: dog

How to stop puppy biting (Rousse)

Upstairs at the White House in my sister S’s room, the cocker spaniel puppy would not let go of my hand. His alligator teeth were well and truly clamped into my skin. I really had to shake him off before … Continue reading

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A party and a parade (Belle)

I had no idea how KOB, my former assistant, had got the money to move into this gothic castle and host this extravagant party.   However, I did know that I had been over-dressed for the afternoon session but was now under-dressed … Continue reading

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Missing blue dachshund found after 13 years (Rousse)

The drilling truck was enormous, and looked a bit strange with a mini-trailer attached to the back, but we needed somewhere to carry our plastic beach spades. We manoeuvred the vehicle onto the mudflats and set off in the direction … Continue reading

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Dog holiday care sorted (Rousse)

I was very surprised to discover that TPR had two dogs. One was an Alsatian and the other a smaller Alsatian collie cross. I wondered out loud who would look after them when we went away on holiday. “The neighbours, … Continue reading

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Coping with Canadian weather and dangerous dogs (Rousse)

We learnt about the extremes of Canadian weather during our family touring holiday. One moment we were watching entire islands being swept along an immense broad valley in meltwater floods. The next we were struggling to drive over roads sealed … Continue reading

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Couple split over dog (Rousse)

At last we understood why our long-married friends had separated. When it became obvious that the husband loved the dog more than his wife, she threw the pair of them out.

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Badger cull targets head north of the border to attack household pets (Rousse)

Something yellow and blue was peeping out of the undergrowth in our back garden. Was it a parrot? Yes, a parrot, in Edinburgh, at the tail end of summer! I ran to the kitchen to grab the camera only to … Continue reading

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Whitby for work and pleasure (Rousse)

It was difficult to tell whether we were in Whitby for work or pleasure. It was also unclear how the beautiful beaches of Uig in the Outer Hebrides had relocated to the coast of north east England. However, what was … Continue reading

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Sir Paul McCartney sings for information scientists (Rousse)

BC organised an evening reception for all the summer information science interns based in the US. I was delighted to be invited: I’d been getting very lonely living in a shed in my hosts’ garden. I was beginning to feel … Continue reading

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Cure concert attire crisis (Rousse)

What should one wear to a Cure concert? A Cure tour T shirt, of course. I hunted high and low for one, both at the house (didn’t we once have one in blue?) and in a specialist bar for music … Continue reading

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