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Introducing Blue

Introducing Blue; our yellow Lab who has not missed one day’s walk since last November. The only day we didn’t take our regular route saw us tramping up a small text-book shaped mountain, 5 kilometres outside the city. The ascent … Continue reading

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Kanga & Shadow

Update: Both dogs are doing well. I’ve softened a little toward Shadow since I’ve discovered he’s a total, unmitigated coward. During Blue’s last period, we grabbed his attention. Bad timing for me; growing tired of being tailed and almost tripping … Continue reading

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Peggy

Over the next few posts, I’m going to introduce some of the dogs I meet daily. First, there’s Peggy. Of all the dogs I come across, Pegs is the only one who isn’t bothered about the biscuits. She’s after a … Continue reading

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The Pack

On one of the walks last year, I met a small, tan stray, and named him Kangaroo (Kanga for short). I’ve mentioned him before: He was the jittery, springy/playful teeth-chatterer during Blue’s last heat cycle. Her waft drove him into … Continue reading

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“Everyone should have dogs, and walk a lot.”

In 1990, Audrey Hepburn was interviewed by Phil Donahue on his then-popular show. During that interview, and in response to an audience member’s question about how she looked so good, she said: “…[I] walk my dogs. Lots of fresh air. … Continue reading

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Gap

Procrastination is my name. Instead of sticking to the plan not to make the blog a task, thereby sustaining its rhythm in the thicket of a burgeoning programme, I have fallen off the wagon, and am making copious excuses not … Continue reading

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Bad Bones

Labradors are famous for their appetites. Somewhere along their development line, the “I’m full” gene got bred out of them, and Blue is no exception. About a week ago, she ate a bone that was lying by one of those … Continue reading

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