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 June, 2005

Sound, smell or sight

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

SOUND, SMELL or sight – which sense do birds rely on when they are hunting for worms?

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Scottish painters and wild salmon

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

THE INEVITABILITY of the sea in its differing moods has been depicted by generations of storytellers and painters. Restless, caressing, serene, lonely – are just a handful of defining adjectives used to portray it.

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Garden birds and wild flowers

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

  

IT'S NOT unusual to look out of the window at the bird table and see half a dozen jackdaws, a couple of pheasants and a pigeon scratting away at the seed spilt from the bird table. Hopping in and out among the big birds are sparrows and wagtails and yellowhammers.

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Legacy of the RNLI

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

LAST SATURDAY a new D-class Lifeboat was handed over to Montrose Lifeboat Station. It's an inshore boat for working in shallow waters where  Moonbeam', the 47 foot Tyne-class boat, cannot operate. (more…)

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