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Service dogs in the UK 

Dogs truly are man’s best friend. In the post Assistance Dogs  I detailed the social aspect of how dogs help, in being an aide for people of many walks of life. Including guide dogs for the blind. Service dogs at their best However dogs have more strings to their bow than that: Sniffer dogs can sniff out …

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Assistance dogs 

Personal introduction to Assistance dogs In the post on friendlytravelguide I titled a Sunday roast on a Saturday  I was at the Harvester with my fiancee and my mother in law. We were enjoying dinner when a family with a dog came in and sat down. The lady was not blind and my first impression was that it was …

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Confident

Snow is falling thick and Fast

Its sunday morning and Snow is falling Stella and I went out early this morning, and it was raining quite heavily. As i got back to our second floor flat, waiting for Tesco to arrive with our delivery and talking to my fiancee, i noticed that Snow is falling. From my fiancee’s point of view and from …

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Half moon and frost 

Half moon Oh the glories of being a dog owner it’s 6am on Saturday in December and Stella, our loyal Staffy, wants out. The drawback of living in a second floor flat. The walk Stepping out into the crisp morning air, the first thing I notice is the frost on the cars. As I walk …

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Who am I to talk about dogs 

Hey it’s me I am no Victoria Stilwell and certainly no Cesar Milan going back a but I’m no Barbara Woodhouse. What I am is someone who has grown up around dogs.  Take a look at Why cross breed make better pets  to see the list of dogs that Stella currently tops. This is who I am …

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Adopt A Staffordshire bull terrier 

Why adopt a Staff Ok im going to point out from the start Im no expert, i am writing from my experience and meagre knowledge. Stella, has one big plus for me, she loves her walks and has been my running mate if you take a look at one of my older blogs fromhelltoeternity.   However I’m …

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Fridaywoods laid bare, our local woods

Winter is coming Fridaywoods Colchester The first trip through Fridaywoods for a while sees major changes. All but the Evergreen Pines are all but leafless. A carpet of leaves lays inches thick. Some of the leaves have begun their decomposition. A squirrel scurries up a bare trunk to escape Stellas attention. Coppicing the woodland The summer’s …

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Christmas is coming 

Moving on from yesterdays post it comes at Dawn  but hey Christmas has been coming, since August in some of the shops. I clearly remember seeing baubles in a shop in August When is it you realise it’s nearly Christmas Is it when Band aid gets played The decorations start going up Cliff is on the …

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It comes at Dawn 

An early morning walk with Stella Dawn chorus Come winter, spring, summer or autumn and sunshine, rain or snow Stellas routine doesn’t change. As soon as i wake up I get my coffee and her breakfast and sometimes my partners toast. Within half an hour Stella is whining. Take now for instance, it’s 5.45 on …

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It’s too cold to snow 

It’s to cold to snow Richard, I’ve said before my dad’s words when my hopeful face would look for the first flakes. But then it got me thinking about the nicer side of snow and the hazardous.  The big kid in me loves the snow, the stillness of the world and the silence. Especially if …

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