Amusing tales of a Scottish dog walker. (99 cents till 17th August.)

Sample Amazon review from USA reader:
Mrs. G on October 1, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Oh my goodness, what’s not to love about this book? The author is supremely Scottish and it’s all about antics with animals. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. I’d hire Mr. Jackson to care for my pets in a heartbeat–except I think I’d prefer to go along on the walks to see all the adventures myself.

This marvelous narration takes the reader through the ins and outs of life as a Pet Care Professional. Dog, cat, and bunny lovers will all find moments they recognize as well as plenty of surprises. The writing is engaging, real, articulate … in a word–BRILLIANT! My kindle’s pages are marked all over with passages that had me in stitches. Mr. Jackson could surely make any profession or commonplace activity sound far more entertaining than it really is, but when the spirited cast includes these special dogs (and one alarming hamster in particular), it’s even better.

Since this is a real life story, I don’t know how we wrangle a sequel, but I certainly want to read more from this author!

Just over eleven years ago, redundancy struck for the second time in two years. Ten unemployed months later, and with little demand for ex branch banking managers, I decided to set up Leading Petcare.

‘DAMP DOGS & RABBIT WEE‘ documents many of the amusing and sometimes poignant moments from the first eight years of what was, at the time, a relatively new type of business venture here in the West of Scotland.

To date, the book has garnered twenty-nine, 5-star reviews across Amazon UK and Amazon USA, and in celebration of its second anniversary, you can buy the Kindle version for only 99 cents ….. until 17th August.

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Night Night wee Roxy.

Wee ‘shakybum’ Roxy with Ted.

Roxy the Schnauzer was my wee pal. She was the first dog (well, with her late ‘sister’ Cassie) that I walked when I set up Leading Petcare over ten years ago.

She had been unwell a few months ago, but rallied well after treatment. Recently, she was back to her kindly, and perky best, her whole hind quarters wagging throughout our walks with her young ‘brother’ Ted.

Sadly though, last week, after a short recurrence of her illness, Roxy had to go to sleep.

I walked Ted on his own last week – it was sad to see how he evidently missed his big ‘sister.’

He’s not the only one.


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Sorry, lads! Am I keeping you awake?

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Just another dog-walking day.

Tuesday, 25th July 2017 – in and around Houston and Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.


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Re-decorated office.

I decided to re-decorate my ‘office’ with a predominately blue sky today.

Redecorated office. - 24th July 2017

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Things You See Whilst Dog-walking: #1

Sumo wrestling bulls in rural Renfrewshire, Scotland:

(The black bull won, when after about ten minutes of shove and counter-shove, it pushed the white one into the hedge. The youngsters gathered around the victor in obvious celebration, while the vanquished acted as if it really didn’t care, casually walking off whilst whistling to himself,  to stand alone in the centre of the field.)



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My first book, ‘DAMP DOGS & RABBIT WEE,’ an amusing & compassionate look at the life of a dog-walker, is ON SALE at Amazon UK for only 99p until 20th July.
(It’s a light, fun read, ideal for those long, lazy UK summer evenings in front of a roaring log fire.)

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