Tag Archives: Daily life

Bats in the byre

I was taking the chicken feed through the byre this morning when Harvey, our Border Terrier, stopped, looked at the roof and growled. I expected to look up and see either blackbirds (they pull his hair out) or rats (his job is to kill rats). Instead, I spotted three very small bats hanging from one […]

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Why dogs need humans

I picked up the wood buckets. Harvey’s ears pricked, then he shot to his feet, tail wagging, and followed me to the back door. I walked out to the woodshed, with Harvey right on my heels. As I sawed and split extra wood to replace the pieces I was going to use, Harvey sat and […]

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Who’s in charge here?

The dog spent the past hour or so dozing in the other room, lying on his beanbag with the sun shining along his back. I was in the snug, intent on my academic studies. Suddenly, Harvey was in the snug, tapping me on the leg with a paw and giving me the “woe is me” […]

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The Big Lad and Harvey at bed time.

It’s a dog’s life

“Whatever you do Pack Brother, don’t get up and go to bed.”

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Turning into Speccie Four-eyes

I went to the optician this morning as I’d noticed a  slight deterioration in my distance vision and a huge deterioration in my near vision in the past six months. Study resources, books and even my own handwriting were in focus around January/February but are unreadable now. The optician confirmed my observations—I need glasses for […]

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