AboutThe life and thoughts of Freda Marshall, a retired Church of Scotland minister living amongst the mountains and glens of Argyll.
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John, is a friend of ours who happens to be profoundly deaf. Despite his disability he leads a very full life, and he has been helped along the way by two dogs who were specially trained to act as ears … Continue reading
It is Misty’s birthday this month and she is getting quite excited. Or so I convince myself. It’s strange how we anthropomorphise our canine friends. Friends who were visiting this past week were asking how many dogs I had shared … Continue reading
A new blog on the scene is one called Mo Dhachaid hhttp://modhachaidh.wordpress.com/ When I lived in the Outer Hebrides I learnt some Gaelic, though it was always difficult to get people to help me with local conversation; they were too … Continue reading
Valentine or ViVi for short, is here to stay for a few days. He is behaving impeccably and acknowledges that Misty is Top Dog……… though only just. He is a Llewellin Setter, a strain named after a breeder who bred … Continue reading
Misty has been very good about losing weight – so far she has lost 0.6kgs which is quite a lot for a little cairn. We are aiming for a target weight of around 7.5kgs. Of course she is not as … Continue reading
Note the gap between the two dogs. Bertie is gradually learning that he cannot take liberties with Misty. By the time he is going home on Monday he will be acclimatised, and hopefully that means he will be well-behaved at … Continue reading
No photographs of our visitors yet, I’ve been too busy recovering from our trip and helping Bertie to settle in. To be honest, he has not required much assistance as he is a very boisterous and confident 7-month old dachshund … Continue reading
This is a wonderful film to watch with children I should imagine. OK I confess, HBTW and I watched it on our own. Who needs mindless violence, gratuitous sex and dialogue you can’t understand when you can have an adventure … Continue reading
Misty and I were sorry we were unable to be there, but listening to this and watching the blessing of the animals helped us to feel part of it. We humans owe so much to our companion animals.