Category Archives: pets

A Dog? You Want A Dog?

The Le Pard home, circa 2002 comprised four humans of various sizes, sexes and sophistications, two cats, two tortoises, the last survivors of a tropical fish experiment and a dozen whistling cockroaches. In considering the decision-making structure that existed back … Continue reading

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Feline Dentistry #mondayssuck

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R is for Rabbits #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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So you want a dog, do you?

One year ago I wrote about the start of our canine love affair. As it is 4 years, nearly to the day since Dog appeared in our lives I thought I retell the story of how it all started way … Continue reading

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Buster & Moo – an update #amwriting #novel

‘The rehomer led in a stocky, predominantly white male. On his ears and flank he had large brown patches. “The brindle one has kennel cough so unless you really wanted to wait for her, I thought I’d bring the next … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Life

National Dog Day, I’m told. So say hello to Dog and Dog’ predecessors… We never had another dog, not until the Textiliste gave into the pressure and, about 2000, we went to Battersea… Sadly he died in 2009 and we … Continue reading

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Dog tired, I need a cat nap.

We had a dog when I was small. A pedigree boxer we called Punch but whose ridiculous kennel club name was Punchenello Tillingdown. He was a beast of a dog with a head the size of an asteroid and crafted … Continue reading

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