Tag Archives: dog

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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Miniature schnauzer makes a hopeless guard dog (Rousse)

The burglar worked his way around our room helping himself to bits and pieces from the dressing table and cupboards. Meanwhile our miniature schnauzer lay happily on our bed with his legs in the air, willing us to tickle him. … Continue reading

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Dismantling a dog, rib by rib (Rousse)

The steak dropped out of my shopping bag and fell to the ground. A dog dashed forward to grab the meat. The dog’s owners tackled the dog. The only way to retrieve the steak from the dog was to remove … Continue reading

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An incontinent labradoodle (Rousse)

My school friend JC invited my fellow undergraduate CP to visit from France to celebrate her 50th birthday. I wondered what CP would make of the two rescue dogs – in particular the incontinent labradoodle.

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Sandy spaniel sale (Rousse)

The two sandy spaniels were gorgeous. ‘I’ll take both the bitch and the puppy’ said SC. I wondered where the dogs would live. And what would her SC’s husband T make of the new additions to the family? Would he … Continue reading

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