‘DAMP DOGS & RABBIT WEE.’ 99 cents until 27th August!

MARLEY - some say the 'star' of the book.

MARLEY – some say the ‘star’ of the book.

Wren knows a good read when she sees one.

Wren knows a good read when she sees one.

BRAMBLE - Marley's nemesis.

BRAMBLE – Marley’s nemesis.

 

 

 

 

 

The life of a dog walker is as entertaining as it is fulfilling.

From hilarious to frightening, and, heartbreaking to heartwarming – it’s all here:

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DAMP DOGS & RABBIT WEE‘ – proving there’s more to dog walking than walking dogs.

25 x 5* reviews on Amazon UK & USA:

‘The writing style is reminiscent of James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great and Small” series.’

‘Written in a comical and heartfelt way …’

‘An absolute must for all pet owners and animal lovers.’

‘The tales range from mildly amusing to hilarious, with the odd sadness thrown in. He has a personable and entertaining style of writing that would appeal to a wide age-range of readers’.

AND ONLY 99 CENTS UNTIL 27th AUGUST!

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY # 9

RENEWED ACQUAINTANCE 

Brose - July 2016The summer months are the busiest time of the year for me, with 5am starts not uncommon.

Hence the reason for not only ‘Wordless Wednesday,’ but really ‘Silent Season,’ as far as the blog goes.

However, the bonus, other than added business which is always welcome, is that I get holiday bookings ….. and look who I got to look after for two weeks earlier this month.

It’s my old pal BROSE! I hadn’t walked him for around five years and yet he recognised me – or maybe it was the smell of the biscuits in my pocket that made him so excited to see me.

Sorry – I know we’re normally allowed just a few words on Wordless Wednesday, but I’ve been stacking up all my unused ones from these past months. I apologise.

(Brose has a chapter devoted to him and his old house-mate, Dragan, in my book ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee.)

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LOOK! Almost a giveaway!

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‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ will be on a Kindle Countdown deal from Monday 25th July until Friday 29th July.

The price will be reduced to only 99 pence throughout this period.

If this were Asda, Sainsbury’s or Tesco, there’d be massive advertising hoardings in the car park and along every aisle in the store.

Bramble.

Bramble.

But it’s not. It’s just a wee blog, written by a wee bloke, in a wee country, who uses the word ‘wee’ in a different context in the book’s title.

So, if anyone can help spread the word to dog / pet lovers and dog walkers in the UK  by means of social media, or even personal interaction (remember those days?) then I’m on the beers.

Thanks.

Cee Tee

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY # 8

SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN SCOTLAND!

Oscar in the daffs.

Oscar in the daffs.

Marley playing hide & seek - not very well, though.

Marley playing hide & seek – not very well, though.

Poppy's had enough of spring.

Poppy’s had enough of spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY #7


Introducing: GABBY

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GABBY is NOT ‘Grumpy Cat.’ She’s actually a lovely-natured, sixteen years old, British Blue Shorthair. I have been looking after her several times a year since 2008, and although she now requires daily doses of both painkiller (for arthritis) and laxative paste, she (generally) has a wee feline smile on her face as she totters across the room to welcome me.
I think I just caught her in a bad moment for this photo!

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY #6

MARLEY - some say the 'star' of the book.

MARLEY – some say the ‘star’ of the book.

You know how when Scooby Doo takes flight and his legs Blogpaws Wordless Wednesday logoare spinning round and round, but he’s not getting traction?
That’s Marley, when I call to take him for a walk, that is.

(He’s had his hair cut!)

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Oh deer. Not a good start to the week.

It’s the beginning of April. Supposedly, spring has sprung. Looks like it, eh? OZZIE in fog - April 2016

Driecht Monday mornings are never a nice way to start the week, but today was particularly disheartening. Although, there was an interesting and heart-warming incident to slightly compensate.

I had Sam, the partially sighted little cairn terrier on his lead as we negotiated the steep bank down to where Ozzie had obviously caught the scent of something interesting. It was probably deer. He often homes in on their scent and flushes the otherwise invisible ungulates from their cover.

It doesn’t alarm me. I know he’ll never catch one.

But this morning, I noticed him mooching around a thick clump of gorse about twenty metres ahead. Suddenly, the brilliant white rump of a small (I reckon three to four year old) roe deer rose above the bush. Ozzie had found his ‘prey.’

The startled beast froze momentarily, as Ozzie bounced up and down excitedly. The deer tried to bounce away as normal, but it was quickly apparent something was wrong. By the time it would normally be thirty metres away, it had made only ten.

“Ozzie! Time for lead,” I called.

Ozzie looked at me and considered the instruction. Then to my dismay, he looked at the deer and slowly walked by it. He looked back at me, then the deer again, before trotting over to have his lead attached. He was very subdued and made no protest or attempt to get at the injured deer. He knew there was something wrong. He was concerned.

As the deer made its escape, it became obvious it had badly broken its front left foot. Within seconds though, it was out out of sight again.

It was an upsetting sight, and with nobody else in the park, no park ranger on duty, and the SSPCA over half hour drive away, there was no alternative but to hope for the best and let it fend for itself.

Ozzie? He was rewarded with several biscuits and once away from the immediate area was let off lead again.

Thus began his new quest to flush out a more challenging ‘prey.’

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