Category Archives: dogs

Dog At Leisure

This poem is based on the famous poem, Leisure, by William Henry Davies What is this life, if full of care? Go fetch my lead, don’t comb your hair. Don’t give in to untimely sloth, I know what fun awaits … Continue reading

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The Garden June 2020: The Year Of The Courgette #garden #june2020

It’s rained this month which has been good for the garden even if the month ended with the lawn looking stressed again. Ah me… my ideas to capture the rain off the roof are moving forward, though. The top lawn, … Continue reading

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Dog…

I know you all just want pictures of the Mutt. I’ll use this poem, based on Wordsworth’s famous poem, as an excuse to post a load taken over the seven or so years he’s been with us… Dog Show (Upon … Continue reading

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Garden June 2020

We are halfway through June, summer is just about here and there’s some rain about. Whey-hey!! But the lack of Jupiter Pluvius has been a drain and my lawn is rather beaten by it. I’m looking into drilling a well… … Continue reading

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Please Mrs Patterson #poem #poetry

I’m feeling a little poetical. This one is based on Allan Ahlberg’s brilliant Please Mrs Butler. Please enjoy… Oh and there’s a random image of Dog and the garden at the end…. Please Mrs Patterson Roger’s an awful little pest; He’s … Continue reading

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The April Garden

It rained! It still can apparently. So the month ended with everything going green and ready to grow all to buggery. Here are a few images across the month to show how things have progressed this spring… oh and a … Continue reading

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What To Do When Going Bonkers: Part Next

Last time it was rugging the cat and digging up the musical past. Today and yesterday, with the ridiculously lovely weather, a pink moon that wasn’t And social distancing being re-branded as individual distancing, I carried on the deep spring … Continue reading

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Truth, Lies And Verbal Grouting

The lies came early, came often. ‘You’ll like this.’ ‘This won’t hurt.’ ‘The tooth fairy won’t come if…’ ‘Santa will be here tonight.’ Not yet five and already losing credulity. And yet hanging on, keeping a sliver of the faith. … Continue reading

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Punchenello Tillingdown

I grew up with dogs. Or rather a dog. The worried mutt above was the son of the family dog when I was born. But Rusty didn’t survive for me to remember her. She was a pedigree boxer and so … Continue reading

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That February Feeling #garden #colour

I spent may days digging in my garden. That finished in the last week so we now have some large bare areas that will be planted with seeds and bedding plants this summer. Hopefully for some spectacular colour. Next autumn … Continue reading

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