It’s a Dog’s Life!

Caine and Caleb, Two Dogs from Dundee!

Posted by on June 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Caleb was a Golden Retriever with serious ‘attitude.’ Unlike his older “brother” Caine, he was not endowed with too many brCaleb006ain cells. He was a dog who loved water and he was never happier than when taken down to the beach in Broughty Ferry and allowed to swim in the Tay estuary. Such was his lack of intelligence, that whenever someone threw a stone into the river, he would automatically hurl himself into the waves in an endeavour to find the object. Caleb never
figured out that stones sink!

Caine was a dog who could be taken anywhere. He usually had impeccable manners, although on occasions he could produce wind of the “silent but deadly” type. On these occasions he would slink into a corner and hide while the humans around him gasped for fresh air!

The Adventures of Caine and Caleb, Two Dogs from Dundee

Posted by on June 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Grandpa Tex looked carefully at the lead.

‘Yes, it is long enough,’ he thought.

He dangled the lead over the bank. The end reached just a couple of feet above the tree trunk.

‘Caleb,’ he yelled, to attract the dog’s attention.

Caleb turned his gaze towards him.

‘What was that?’ He could see his lead and it was dangling in the air. His brain told him that anything that was dangling had to be leapt at and caught in his powerful jaws. He hurled himself into the air and grabbed the end of the lead in his teeth. Grandpa Tex felt the jolt in his shoulders as the dog seized the lead in a vice-like grip. However, when he looked down he had to stop himself from laughing as he saw the dog suspended in mid air, teeth firmly clamped on the lead, grimly refusing to let go.

Wolves: Friend or Foe: The Lobo Park, Antequera, Andalucía, Spain

Posted by on October 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Lobo Park, Antequera, Andalucia, Spain: Canadian Timber wolves, Arctic Wolves and European wolves.

The Dog Listener: Ten commandments for Pet Owners: Amendments/Ownership of Article

Posted by on May 7, 2012 at 8:36 am Further to my previous article I am delighted to report that I have had contact from Stan Rawlinson, the person who originally penned the “10 Ccommandments From a Pet’s Point of View.”   He has asked that some corrections be made, which I am more than happy to do.  I based my original article […]

Maggie: A Miss Scotland Black Labrador!

Posted by on February 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Maggie the Miss Scotland of the Dog World! Training Maggie not to pull on the lead. Re-homing an overweight canine.

The Ten Commandments: For Pet Owners!

Posted by on February 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I don’t know who wrote these commandments but if that person should read my blog, please forgive me for poaching your idea.  However, I thought these commandments were so true that I felt the urge to present them.    1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to […]

Murphy the Camera-Phobic Border Collie!

Posted by on February 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Murphy: Camera-phobic Border Collie: mobile phone phobia: Maggie the oh-so-gorgeous black labrador from the dog-training class! Photo through the vacuum cleaner handle

Murphy's Dog-Blog: A Border Collie's View of Life!

Posted by on May 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Is this the puppy I once was? Sad to say, it is me.   I was unhappy, dejected, depressed and very frightened when I went to my new home in Scotland.  What would my new owners be like?  How would they treat me?  Would I be ignored, starved, kicked and ill-treated as had been the case […]

Murphy Hounds the Police!

Posted by on February 4, 2011 at 12:13 am

  Introduction  As some of you will know, my husband was knocked off his BMW motorbike last August 2010 and suffered some injuries.  A speeding motorist had failed to stop at a crossroads and hit ‘The Chief Biker’ at an angle.  The motorist has been summoned to attend court in March this year.  He is being prosecuted for […]

How To….Obtain an EU Passport for Your Pooch, Cat or Ferret!

Posted by on January 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

  We recently had firsthand experience of taking our Border Collie, Murphy, to France.  It was a long journey from the east of Scotland to Toulouse but with careful planning we were able to make it as comfortable as possible for our dog and by extension, ourselves.  However, before we set off from the UK […]