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, 2016

Many a pets’ resting place

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

DSC03192THE INK had scarcely dried on my story last week about the horse cemetery at Stracathro when the calls started.

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Graveyards of the forgotten

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

DSC03190WE HAD to pass one graveyard to find another. I was with Angus farmer Colin Gibson, and his wife Katherine, who were going to show me a horses’ graveyard. The other member of the party was Sky, a Sporting Lucas Terrier – a breed I hadn’t met before. She’s a sparky little terrier, much in the mould of the late Macbeth and, like Macbeth, she showed utter disdain for Inka who only wanted to play.

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Little auk rescue in full flow

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

DSC03180IT’S BEEN good this week to see the countryside return to something like normality although there is still so much water sloshing around it hardly feels like winter.

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Scotland seems moody right now

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

DSC03156DECEMBER PAST has been the wettest December on record and already they are telling us that January is heading the same way. The last time the Doyenne and I saw sunshine was on 29th December, driving home from the Black Isle after Christmas.

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A merry ‘Black’ Christmas

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Christmas 2016 046 (2)OUR CHRISTMAS was spent with son Robert and his family on the Black Isle. Inka came too as he and the two house dogs socialise well together.

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