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, 2006

Photography

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

I SPENT an instructive morning with outdoor photographer Niall Benvie   The Doyenne and I are really rather hopeless when it comes to photography – we regularly take our camera to weddings and family events and just as regularly forget to even take it out of its case.

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Inka

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

NOT CONTENT with thinking he's an outsize, black West Highland terrier I fear that Inka may now be thinking he's a cat   He has taken to catching field mice, and he brings their limp little bodies into the house and tenderly offers them to the Doyenne   He cannot understand why his gifts attract so much abuse  

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A Rimey Morning

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

LAST SATURDAY was one of those days when so little seemed to get done, yet there is so much to remember  

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Scottish country dancing

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

SCOTTISH COUNTRY dancing was something I learned as a child, in the time-honoured way, by being thrown headlong into Eightsome Reels, Dashing White Sergeants and Strip the Willows.

It all started at a very tender age with dancing lessons in the Park Hotel in Montrose. When I went to prep school we all assembled one evening a week in the winter term for more lessons from Miss Jean Milligan, the doyenne of the Scottish Country Dance Society, to prepare us for the Christmas dances and parties during the school holidays.

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