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Grief counselling for pets with Spike Milligan (Belle)

I was at the sunny British seaside to observe a research project. A fairground ride/obstacle course/car wash style experience had been built into the cliffs. Animals would enter the tunnel and would emerge at the other end with all their … Continue reading

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Living with Richard Osman (Belle)

Despite finding me in bed with a strange man, Richard Osman announced he was happy to help me find my missing dog.  Only later did I realise he must have been the one who let the dog out in the … Continue reading

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Sisters on the run (Rousse)

I joined a family of dog-lover runners. Whenever they came back from the supermarket the sisters ran behind the family car, pulling the dogs alongside them. The only difficulties arose when the sisters accidentally fell out of order (the two … Continue reading

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Brienne of Tarth’s ginger cat (Belle)

At last we were getting a cat. The dog was beside himself with excitement.  Brienne of Tarth was our new best friend and she needed a happy home for her flat-faced ginger cat (“Ginger”) while she was away fighting.  How proud … Continue reading

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Dying gerbil mistaken for dog (Rousse)

Like all farming families, we had many pets. In our household my Granny T was the one responsible for feeding and tidying up after them. So when LTP&S came to visit and P asked about the dying dog in the … Continue reading

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Space travel, trains and boats (Belle)

I returned from outer space with a streaming cold.  I arrived at a train station in Edinburgh and got engaged. All I wanted was a cup of tea, but I was forced to drink champagne. Before going to bed, I … Continue reading

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Border crossings and spy work (Belle)

Although I had joined the stationery warehouse as an office junior, I was actually working with Dame Judi Dench for a spy network based in London in 1944. We had an enemy in our midst and I was tasked with … Continue reading

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