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, 2008

Frozen in time

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

FOOTPRINTS IN the frosty grass coming towards the house and then going away again might have been a warning that someone had been prowling round in the middle of the night. But it had only been me taking the dogs out last thing, and then coming back.

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Lead kindly light

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

“NOW I heard the birds rejoicing in the soft returning spring / Full of pleasure were their motions as they spread the glittering wing / While I gaze I spied a snow-drop's tiny bud just bursting through / It hath borne the winter's darkness with a spirit meek and true.”

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Red legs!

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

RECENT MORNINGS Macbeth (the West Highland White Terrier) has been most reluctant to join me for the early run. He pokes his nose out of the door to taste the day, finds nothing to his satisfaction, and tries to slip unobtrusively back to the warmth of his bed.

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Here we go gathering nuts in October

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

YOU TREAD on some unexpected things when you go out in the countryside – the expected things you know about and have learnt to step round!

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