Being out in the countryside with my dogs gives me time to think. I’ve learnt the pleasure of solitude without being lonely, and that’s a good feeling for me.

Welcome to "Man with two dogs" - the family website for dog owners and dog walkers.

This is my countryside diary which appears each Saturday in the Dundee Courier newspaper.

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Archive for December, 2003

Pigs may fly

Saturday, December 27th, 2003

MACBETH IS closer to Nature than Sheba. It's most apparent at this time of year when we get home from walks and he trails half the county indoors with him hanging from his stomach.

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Swan Lake country

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

THE SUN is low in the sky at this time of year and on bright mornings when I go into my office I need to pull the curtains to. Otherwise the sun shining in through the window completely obscures my computer screen. The glare of the low setting sun in the afternoons sometimes makes for difficult driving on winding country roads.

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Christmas preparations and urban delights

Saturday, December 13th, 2003

CHANGEABLE WEATHER seems to be the order of the day just now. One moment I'm ready to write about the “iron frost” and then a warm front rolls in from the Atlantic, and I have to start my piece all over again.

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Roe deer rams

Saturday, December 6th, 2003

LAST WEEK'S mention of the roe deer brought a response from Deputy Features Editor, Ian Lindsay.

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