Fridaywoods

It’s alright my dog is friendly, be a responsible dog owner

My dog is friendly Recent events in the local paper have prompted this post and while i accept that some dogs are more aggressive  than others, it irritates me when other dog owners see me grab my dog and put her on the lead and respond “it’s ok he or she is friendly!” and do …

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The sleuth hound

4 dogs of the Holmes Canon 

4 stories of the official canon of Sherlock Holmes have a dog in the key of the story The sign of 4 The hound of the Baskervilles The creeping man The Shoscombe down mystery In the sign of 4 Toby is painted as the sleigh hound tracking the traces of creosote across London to a …

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The cattle

A drizzly start 

Portsmouth Bound It’s 4.30 am and I’m off to Portsmouth shortly so i’m walking Stella. Who as I’ve said before doesn’t the like the rain, she picks up speed trying to pull me along behind but that’s equivalent to a moped pulling a range rover. From the puddles in the field it appears to have …

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A Friday night wander with Stella the Staffy Bull 

So it finally came, Friday evening, and a well deserved weekend break for Stella, Louise and I. But Stella and I are out for our evening walk around Monkwick and the back of the barracks. Just to mark this, I believe a stag beetle, whether male or female I know not, but we saw this …

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a misty morning in friday woods

A calmer, cooler start to the day 

Some spectacular lightning and a little rain yesterday, around London at least, has had a good affect on the air it us significantly cooler and the air less muggy. The air is fresher and the dawn chorus is well under way. It’s 430am on a Friday in June and I’m off to Lichfield shortly, so …

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the poppy filled field

The silence of the trees 

It is 6pm and still not cooling down, the thermometer in my can broke the thirty degree mark and to my reluctance Stella wants out among the trees of the woods. Against my better judgement I’m out in trees of Fridaywoods under the cooling protection of the tree canopy lining Ramparts lane. There’s hardly any …

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Share your tips for keeping your  dog cool in the heat 

Share away Ok readers especially those in the UK will know it’s been really hot and that it is going to be for the next few days. So how do you keep your dogs cool? In an effort to keep Stellas temperature down and keep her from overheating I am doing the following Cutting down …

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St Andrews Chirch Earls Clne

The hottest day of the year to my knowledge in earls colne

After our walk this morning and a little bit of editing, we headed for Earls Colne the home of both my mother and my mother in law. As small village just outside Halstead on the Essex Suffolk border. According to the weather it hit around 27 and tomorrow may break the 30 degrees. But today …

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Stella and I outside the Brudenell

Up and at them, day 4 in Hemsby 

Well Stella and I are up, early, like a normal working day, even though it’s not. It seems a little windy again but then we are in the coast. We’ve come out of the camp and headed along into the village and then turned on to Back Market Lane to see where it’ll take us. …

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the nurse is Stella

Stella takes over nursing duties of her sick mum

Stella has a most wonderful side to her, her empathic nature, when lou or i are ill, she stays right by our side, and i have little doubt that if she could, she would serve every need we had. well today it is Lou who is ill, in bed with Laryngitis and Stella is right …

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