Humour in adversity

One thing I will forever remember from this pandemic is our capacity for humour at a time of adversity. Every day brings new laugh-out-loud moments. The tweet below from the Scottish sports broadcaster, Andrew Cotter, commentating on the final suspenseful moments of his dogs struggling over a toy is superb. Boris Johnson is home… Continue reading Humour in adversity

Insect dog food

Sustainability in dog food is becoming a thing. The dogs we look after always come with their own food which their owners provide but I feel a bit depressed giving regular dog food to dogs. We know how unsustainable livestock farming is and we're already consuming beyond our resources just to satisfy our meat-heavy diet… Continue reading Insect dog food

Don’t get a puppy for Christmas

One of the other parents at school today told me they're getting a puppy for Christmas. They finally caved in after the relentless nagging for a dog from their children and a puppy has been ordered. Being the straight-talker that I am I tried to convince her to change her mind but I think it's… Continue reading Don’t get a puppy for Christmas

Scottish education, doggies, and Brexit

The Scottish state-funded education system is brilliant. Daniel will be starting secondary school in August and they have a transitioning program for pupils that starts in primary 6, two years before they leave primary school. This began with short visits to the secondary school and has culminated this week with pupils getting to spend two… Continue reading Scottish education, doggies, and Brexit

Fibre to my door and another doggy

Gigabit fibre is currently being rolled out onto our street. I've been impressed with the speed and efficiency with which it has been installed. They did the pavement outside our house in less than a day - lifting paving slabs, digging, installing cable, then putting everything back again. They were all standing around when I… Continue reading Fibre to my door and another doggy

A doggy to cuddle and I made sauerkraut

Today I've had Millie for company. She's an adorable 1-year-old cockapoo. As you can see she's made herself at home 🙂 Millie is our first dog from Borrow My Doggy. Her owner works all day and wanted her to have some company while he's at work. I'm at home working all day and also wanted… Continue reading A doggy to cuddle and I made sauerkraut

Sticky poo on my new shoes

A very kind person solved my tap problem by posting the missing part through my letterbox this morning. Thank you so much! It was particularly fortunate because I later stepped in dog poo and the hose made the cleaning up much easier than it would have otherwise been. It turns out the plumber did not install a… Continue reading Sticky poo on my new shoes

My husband looks like my dog

"Did you get the dog to match your husband?", a woman asked me today. This is because I shamelessly entered both dog and husband in the SPCA pet-owner lookalike competition at the Torpedo Bay Naval museum in Devonport and she was astounded by the resemblance. I could have answered with, "I got the husband to… Continue reading My husband looks like my dog