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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Share your tips for keeping your  dog cool in the heat 

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.   In an effort to keep Stellas temperature down and keep her from overheating I am doing the following  Cutting down the length of her walks and walking her at …

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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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a lone butterfly

The continuing Saga of the Hound called Stella

The Continuing saga of the hound called Stella goes like this, Stella has not had the most successful history as a guard dog, when left guarding my truck as i delivered a load of potatoes to a chip shop a few years back, she allowed a thief to take a bill fold full of money, …

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stella

The continuing biography of Stella the staffy. A story of unconditional love.

What is there to Stella well she’s an almost 9 year old Staffordshire bull terrier that my fiancee and I have had since she was 4, She was in fact part of my fortieth birthday present from my good lady. Stella would lick you to death rather than bite you, and unlike a lot of …

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Mad dog’s and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Mad dogs and englishman go out in the midday sun, Well stella is a dog, and I am English tick, but it’s not the midday sun, it’s still absolutely glorious but it’s 3.30pm on a Sunday in may. But to be frank Stella has awful flatulence and it’s either take her for a short walk …

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Stella 

They say that a dog is man’s best friend and that is definitely true of Stella,  who is the eighth dog to be part of my family.  We got stella, as a 4 year old from an old friend who developed allergies to her hair.  Stella has the best temprement of any dog I’ve known, …

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