Tag Archives: Battersea Dogs Home

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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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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So you want a dog, do you?

I’ve written recently about interviewing and being interviewed, in connection with a job but the most tortuous interview process I’ve been through involved our first toe-dipping into the world of dog re-homing. The Le Pard home, circa 2002 comprised four … 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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Buster and Moo

In February 2013 we visited Battersea Dog’s Home to find a new dog to join us. It is a somewhat laborious process, but we all knew we would come away with a new member of the family. Our last dog, … Continue reading

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