Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stolen Lurcher.

If you read this please pass the word on, via the Internet to as many people and places as you can in the UK and let’s try to get this girlie back where she belongs with people who genuinely care … Continue reading

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It’s a mad, mad, mad,mad world!

Sometimes during the working day something can happen which changes my entire perception of the human race and of educational practice in particular. Today has been one of those days. Today I have discovered qualification, offered from Level 1 (GCSE … Continue reading

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She has to go ….

She’s 16, tall, slim and very opinionated. Her Facebook front page appears to be written in a foreign language. She loves her dog, her friends, green, cheap booze, her Mum and a couple of her sisters. She always takes pride … Continue reading

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Henry’s latest trick!

Henry has a new trick. Not one of those tricks that take gazillions of repetitions before a dog can reliably produce the desired behaviour to command. His trick is a quite unique response to a perfectly reasonable request that he … Continue reading

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Bang tidy!

A whistle stop tour of some of the phrases and sayings commonly used by the kids I work with. “Bang tidy” means worthy, good or impressive, as in “see my new trainers? Bang tidy!” “Innit” is a form of agreement, as in … Continue reading

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A difficult subject …

Call me morbid if you will but of late my thoughts have turned on more than one occasion to euthanasia. Not for humans however, but for our canine companions. In my lifetime I have had to have only four of … Continue reading

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Doggie Doos …

The FEDIAF, the European Dog Food Industry Federation, estimates that there are around 6.8 million dogs in the UK. These dogs, they further suggest, produce a phenomenal 900 tonnes of dog poo per DAY.  That equates to 328,500 tonnes a … Continue reading

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The visitor

There I was, watering the sweet peas and upright lobelia by the front door when I was aware of someone standing behind me. I turned slowly and found myself almost in slow motion looking from scruffy black trainers through grubby … Continue reading

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A lesson.

Yesterday someone helped themselves to some money from my purse at work. My fault. I left my handbag open on my desk. T’would be like leaving a fillet steak in front of a greyhound. I forget sometimes just how chaotic the … Continue reading

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The most common breed of dog in UK rescues.

I believe there are two reasons why there are so many Staffordshire Bull Terriers in rescues. Unfortunately because of their physique and bearing they are frequently the dog of choice of the neurologically challenged. Being thus limited the owners then … Continue reading

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