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PDTE AGM in VIENNA

PDTE AGM in VIENNA

Last Friday, I took the day off and flew to Vienna for my first ever PDTE AGM. I got the hotel so fast due to the Airport train (known as the CAT .... Betty would be horrified) and the subway and emerged in Simmering which is a suburb of Vienna. The Hotel, a JUFA...

Above Luxborough

Above Luxborough

On the Sunday after the massage course, and a glorious night's sleep ... bliss hearing the occasional bleat rather than 747's flying overhead on the Heathrow flight path. We had to vacate the adorable cottage by 10am, but actually, as I had decided we were going to...

To vet or not to vet

To vet or not to vet

Last Sunday, Betty and I drove down to Oxshott for a seminar at which Amber Batson was speaking on 'to vet or not to vet?'. A few things to note here. Firstly, I made a cake for the seminar attendees and I can highly recommend it. I have now done it twice. And it's...

#WalkiesatWisley

#WalkiesatWisley

My Squash-Patch Dog Sometimes, fate, chance, luck ... call it what you will .. happens.  And it's glorious.  For some time now, I have been very envious of my friend Aimee's trips to Wisley with her children.  There always seems to be something wonderful happening...

“Getting a dog is the key to success”

“Getting a dog is the key to success”

I don't think it will be new news to anyone reading this, but this link made me smile.  That said, as I sit behind my desk at work again, earning mine and Betty's keep, it's a little harder to feel successful at the moment.  I know what I want to do ... I want to work...

Salty Sea Dog

Salty Sea Dog

We found ourselves with a day and a half free at a loose end as we had finished our stint with GLB.  We finished with double, double dogging* again on Saturday at the social walks and the romance continues with GLB.  Possibly I am as equally smitten as Betty, it must...

Washing behind your ears

Washing behind your ears

Grooming is a divisive issue.  These are purely my own thoughts on the matter - I don't pretend to be an expert on this topic.  Some people who don't have dogs think dog grooming is equivalent to brushing a Barbie doll's hair.  Pointless and somehow childish.  People...

FAMILY MEMORIES

FAMILY MEMORIES

While I was in Wales, I had some time to browse through an old photo album.  So many happy memories of our dogs … and some lovely photos I wasn't there for, but which prove the point that we are a fairly dog obsessed family.  Here are just a few and they are photos of...

Dappled dogs

Dappled dogs

On Wednesday, Betty, GLB and I walked in Tooting Common for a change of scenery.  It's a bit more woody and shady than Battersea or Clapham so we mooched around in the dappled shade and rootled around for treats on logs and so on.  She may be short of leg, but Betty...

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