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 September, 2006

Eaten in their proper season

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

WILD MUSHROOMS picked, first thing, from the field beside the house, gently fried in butter while the dogs are being fed, and eaten for breakfast with grilled bacon and grilled tomatoes, has got to be one of life's more wanton pleasures. (more…)

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Prisoner in a jelly factory!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

HELP! I'M trapped in a jelly making factory. (more…)

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Dog friendly web sites

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

TWO FIELDS at the back of the house, which had been in  set-aside', have now been ploughed and sown    Set-aside' means they were taken out of production, and left uncropped, for this past season   Being uncultivated meant they looked a bit scruffy but, agricultural policies aside, there were definite benefits for a man with two dogs to walk every day   (more…)

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Lucky ducks

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

SILENCE REIGNS! It's quite strange. (more…)

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Church raptor

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

MACBETH IS the most fair weather dog I know. It's not so blisteringly hot as it was in July and the temperature is about right for him and his  woolly jumper'. He's lying out on the grass soaking up the sunshine. Inka's lying not far off; his coat is shiny and he's looking the picture of health. (more…)

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