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Dog sitting.

Big old lug of a bear dog. Gentle longfaced giant tagged with Grace. Our slow padding first-thing walks down to the jetty (she could drag me out to sea if she wanted) and back Breakfast all slopping then crunching then dripping from her ink brush moustache painting water-Morse trails through the house. Arthritis snags her […]

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poetry

Dog Nap.

My dog lay silver In the silver sun Belly up in absent trust. … His lupine paws in sympathy with dreams of chase or being chased.  

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Poppies and the dogs of war.

This morning Kelly, Juno and I all went out to visit the Australian War Memorial to see the handcrafted poppies display. The 11th November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and to mark the occasion 62,000 handcrafted poppies have been planted in the memorial’s grounds. The poppies were knitted […]

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Found objects

My first Dog.

Simply a photo of my first Dog…Dusty. Sadly, I really cannot remember all that much about him. I wish I could, he looks like a very cool dog.

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The Sculpture Garden.

It was a magnificent spring morning here in Canberra today, so I decided to take Juno out and get amongst it all. Before heading off a few preparatory tasks were required. First up, take my daily spring dose of antihistamine ’cause it’s that time of the year and right now the pollen is thick on […]

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Travel

Our magnetic dog.

Juno tends to be a bit of a people magnet, which is funny as he really is much more interested in making friends with other dogs than humans. But the collateral fallout from his magnetism is we get to meet plenty of new people when out and about. Juno acts as a touchstone to start […]

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Journal Zen

Waiting for Kelly.

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Pit Bull Dogs mostly scare the bejeezus out of me.

And when I say Pit Bull I include Staffordshire Bull Terriers etc. And when I say bejeezus, I mean shit-balls. Traveling in our camper van often necessitates walking Juno in unfamiliar environments. On a few occasions we have come across unsupervised or unleashed dogs out in public spaces. Most of the time this has been […]

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Winters Walk.

A sunny winters day in Canberra. So I took Juno for a loloping walk along the banks of lake Burley Griffin. It was one of those days, that lifts your seasonally affected spirits and promises a way-too-early hint of spring that you just know will be snatched back by the icy winter as soon as […]