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, 2009

Trailblazing

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

NEW WALKS are interesting not just for humans but for dogs too. Dogs, especially those with active, intelligent, questing natures quickly get bored trailing round the same route day in day out. (more…)

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Romance and street lights

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

A ROMANTIC midnight drive – just the Doyenne and me – is something we haven't done for a while but, as we drove home after a very pleasant evening out for dinner with congenial friends, memories came flooding back. (more…)

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Black looks

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

IT'S NOT that I especially object to feeding the jackdaws, but when I go downstairs first thing and see upwards of two dozen lined up on the grass outside the kitchen window, waiting their turn to feed at the peanut baskets, I do experience some exasperation. They come in such numbers that even the squirrels seem to hold back until the black raiders have had their fill.

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Keeping the family afloat

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

THE SEA and the seashore proved to be as much a cause for astonishment to Inka as it was to his grandfather, Inka One, when we went for a walk on St Cyrus beach earlier in the week. I recall Macbeth being fair dumfouttered the first time he and I walked there together. I think it's the sheer expanse of unconfined space that overfaces them. When the tide is out there are too few points of reference to mark the limits of this new environment. (more…)

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