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 January, 2005

Spring stirs and Rabbie Burns

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

NODDING SNOWDROPS and the lengthening days are welcome signs of impending Spring.

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Iron Age man and sunsets

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

IT WAS only a fortnight ago that I wrote about the Brown Caterthun, one of the two Iron Age forts which lie to the west of Brechin, but I make no apologies for writing so soon afterwards about the White one.

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Native Scottish wildcat

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

MACBETH POUNCED on what looked like a dead rabbit lying by the roadside. But it uttered two pathetic yowls and turned out to be a kitten, frost covered and frozen, and seemingly at death's door.

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Saturday, January 8th, 2005

DECEMBER 22ND – I walked up the Bishop's Walk, along by Skinner's Burn which runs through the narrow ravine separating Brechin Castle from Brechin Cathedral kirkyard. My ancestor George Whitson was minister of the Cathedral Kirk of Brechin from 1804 –1835.

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