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 February, 2004


Saturday, February 28th, 2004

NATURE'S BUSH telegraph is a most efficient communication system.

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Nest eggs and superstition

Saturday, February 21st, 2004

OUR BIRD-TABLE has a nesting box built as a sort of upper storey above the feeding tray, and last season two families of blue tits were reared from it. Tits mainly build their nests in holes in trees and crevices in walls, but readily take to nesting boxes.

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Self sufficiency

Saturday, February 14th, 2004

FRESH BREAD baked this morning, and this year's home made marmalade – both made by the Doyenne of course – are the ingredients of the dream breakfast. Son Robert and his family gave us a bread making machine for Christmas.

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Tracks in the snow

Saturday, February 7th, 2004

HOT SPOTS in the snow seemed a little out of place. I was walking the dogs alongside a snow-covered field that had snow-free patches of grass dotted about.

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