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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Today, 30th April 2017, LEADING PETCARE celebrates its 10th Anniversary! (Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me … etc, etc.)

Don’t worry – there will be no tedious speeches or screeds of acknowledgements.

Instead, here are a few  random numbers and their significance to the business:


520: weeks that Leading Petcare has been operating.

3640: days that Leading Petcare has been operating.

2,600: ‘dog walking’ days – (generally no walks at weekends.)

105: total holiday days taken over the ten year period (including public holidays.)

0: sick days.

7: (conservative) average number of miles walked per day.

18,200: number of miles walked with dogs since inception.

168: different customers (core 27 been with Leading Petcare for 5 years or more.)

104: different dogs walked.

61: different cats looked after.

18: pairs of walking boots used.

31: pairs of wellies used.

1: number of books written. (Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee‘ – available in paperback and           Kindle versions via all Amazon outlets!

Now – where’s that bottle of fizz?! Tiny winking emoji

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