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, 2005

Aga Cooker

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

WAKING UP with snow on the ground and hearing the central heating fire up, got me thinking back to the years when the Doyenne and I were bringing up our family at the Kirklands.

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Animal camouflage

Saturday, February 19th, 2005

PANDEMONIUM REIGNS when grandchildren come to stay. Last weekend we expected only grandson James to be visiting, but son Robert and daughter-in-law Kate blew in with Cecily and Fergus. The decibels rapidly rose to unforeseen levels!

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Neighbours, walkers and The Fall

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

WALKING DOGS is a grand way to keep in touch with your neighbours.

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Seashore and semi-precious stones

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

AN IRISH girl tells me that last Tuesday was St Brigid's Day, and that the Irish traditionally regard the first of February as the first day of spring. The fair Saint would have got a healthy suntan if she'd spent the day in our garden, and with Irish luck it was a foretaste of what we can expect to come.

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