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 February, 2015

Full of social history

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

DSC02434CHURCHES AND churchyards are archives of some fascinating social and historical comment.

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Early nesters begin

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

DSC02355THERE’S BEEN a collective sigh of relief, in a manner of speaking, from the countryside at the welcome change in the weather this week.

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A gruesome past

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Aberdeen head of river race 056REMEMBER JOSH MacRae’s 1960’s song Messing About on The River? Skippers and mates and rowing club eights / All messin’ about on the river, went the lyrics.

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Light lifts the spirit

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

DSC02302THOSE TWO dogs get three walks a day – a short one first thing in the morning and another last thing at night. In the afternoon Inka and I go out together for an hour’s tramp through fields or woods or somewhere near water. Sadly Macbeth can no longer keep up and can’t go the distance. I miss his company.

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