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 July, 2009

They shall have music wherever they go

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

IF MUSIC soothes the savage breast I'm glad that the dogs and I could play a small part in an excellent afternoon's entertainment at the Glenesk Retreat Folk Museum. (more…)

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The Rovers Return

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

I'M CONSCIOUS that as the Man with Two Dogs, I've scarcely written anything about  them two dogs' for several weeks. They are in good form, as well they might be, having both had tremendous holidays while the Doyenne and I were away in Norway. (more…)

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You can’t choose your relations

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

THE INTERNET is an information resource of staggering dimension but it is unbelievable, sometimes, the nonsense that is put up on it for decent folk to read. Researching a totally unrelated matter I came across the phrase “in troth, Mr Whitson €¦”, and sensed instantly that here was a human interest tale that deserved investigation. (more…)

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A-Viking

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

NORWEGIANS AND Scots have generations, indeed centuries, of strong ties linking the two nations and peoples. It wasn't always thus and, in the early days when it all started, things were a bit on the debit side for the Scots. Around the year 800AD the Vikings began to take an interest in fledgling Scotland and their first excursion here, on a fine sunny afternoon, was to attack, and loot, the holy island of Iona. (more…)

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