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Back in Britain; a Fidose of Reality – Part 2

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Confronted by a Fidose of Reality, we are lucky to have Ruby to remind us “As you ramble on through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye on the doughnut & not on the hole!”

If you have been walking with us for some time, you will know that our returns to the UK are never straightforward – and this one had reached an unprecedented zenith of complexity.

We had only arrived on British soil in November; however, by Christmas we had fitted in an assault, a boundary dispute, wild weather and Mark had been lost at sea.

But the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune were not done with us yet. Our Fidose of Reality continued into the New Year with car trouble, being forced to tow a caravan through a storm, tenant trouble and a robbery!

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Back in Britain; a Fidose of Reality – Part 1

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A quiet country walk with the dogs ended with a statement given to the police.

Dorset. A county boasting one of the lowest crime rates in the UK.

A quiet country walk with the dogs ended with a statement given to the police. Continue reading “Back in Britain; a Fidose of Reality – Part 1”

“A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas.”™ – Please Don’t Give Pups as Pressies!

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So cute, but Pups Aren’t Pressies! Our little Kai Boy is the handsome chap on the right hand side.

“A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.”™

In 2018, this well known and trademarked phrase of The Dogs’ Trust, the UK re-homing and adoption charity, will have been in use for forty years.

Four decades on, however, The Dogs’ Trust still expects to receive hundreds of calls in the weeks following Christmas from owners who want to give up their dog.

My blog celebrates the joy of dog ownership and I have been writing a Christmas gift guide. I hope that I have given you some great ideas, however I feel that it is only responsible for me to stress that as lovely and cuddly as they may be, puppies (or pets of any kind) do NOT make good gifts.

(Note that The Dogs’ Trust also has a comprehensive range of doggie and doggie-themed gifts, whose proceeds help The Trust’s work. Click here for details.)

Cute puppies are available at the click of a button online and unfortunately, this means that dogs are sometimes bought as last minute gifts, with little or no research.

Continue reading ““A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas.”™ – Please Don’t Give Pups as Pressies!”

Riots in Calais, Torrents on the Thames & The Long Drive Back to Long Pants

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The Gressoney Valley – where Nature seems to say “Just LOOK what I can do!”

“Riot Police have been drafted into Calais because of ‘Chaos’ with migrants and Operation ‘Stack’ is in force at Dover.”

Up popped the happy news on the internet. Continue reading “Riots in Calais, Torrents on the Thames & The Long Drive Back to Long Pants”