Tag Archives: dogs

Cats that look like pandas (Rousse)

The members of this small community all seemed to know one another really well. It must be something to do with their isolation, I concluded. However, I also knew all about them too because I followed the Blipfoto journals of … Continue reading

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Tibetan monks in icy ponds, packs of dogs on snowfields, and a wrong turn to the Blairgowrie 10k (Rousse)

NP, DT, WB and I were all running in the Blairgowrie 10K. We were supported by TPR, JM, SF, my parents and C the cocker spaniel. We drove up the A9 in separate cars. I was in the back seat … Continue reading

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Salmond recruits dogs and dolphins to support Scottish independence bid (Rousse)

The white poodle was reluctant to leave his post – literally. Following the instruction of Alex Salmond, the dog had been guarding the long wooden stick ever since the Scottish independence referendum was first announced. I persuaded him that his … Continue reading

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Three labradors foxed (Rousse)

TPR made the mistake of petting the two red foxes. This encouraged them to follow us on our walk down the country lane. When we came across another party, the danger to the three golden labradors was obvious. The foxes … 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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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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Husband upgrade production line uncovered (Rousse)

We somehow herded all three dogs through town and back to the house, even though none was wearing a lead. TPR and I were still doubting our decision to bring a vicious Rottweiler, a nippy Jack Russell, and a scruffy … Continue reading

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A kayaking holiday in France (Rousse)

It was the third week of May and the weather was finally cheering up with the approach of the French summer. My sister J and I jumped into kayaks with our pair of Jack Russell companions and floated downstream. Each … Continue reading

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Canine distemper vaccine coincidence (Rousse)

The safest place was the basement. Here AC and EF explained why they were in hiding. Then the front doorbell rang. Our hosts hesitated to answer it. What would happen if they did so? In the end they ignored the … Continue reading

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