Unfortunately, these poor dogs got put on the back burner, so to speak.
Through no fault of their own, they became the forgotten dogs. Well, only because we had a downfall of snow the day after I photographed them on the Ridgeway and suddenly a green backdrop just wouldn’t do.
First up we have Socks, a rescue Greyhound, looking splendid in her coat. and described by her owner as “a plank short of a kennel.”
Next up is Teddy, a 16 month old English cocker Spaniel, who likes “play, play and more play.” I’m also told Teddy would quite happily lick your face. Maybe I got away lightly having a similar breed of dog, but Barney isn’t really in to licking humans, which is quite comforting as he has a habit of licking brick walls (when other dogs have been there). Nice…
And finally, (and I’m really pleased about this) is Gertie, a five year old
Daschund. Since starting the blog, this is the first Daschund I’ve come across and I’m told Gertie comes from thespian stock, as years ago, her grandmother appeared in a advertising campaign for Sekonda watches.
If you like your Sausage Dogs, you must have a look at thewienertakesitall a fantastic blog written by Emily featuring her Daschund, Mort. Go on it’s a real treat.
Having started this blog, not really knowing whether it would take off or not, I see it as having reached a happily-trundling-along stage. My dog walking has taken on an extra dimension with the anticipation of whom I might meet on the way. I used to stick the iPod on and go off into a world of Mike Harding, Bob Harris and Johnny Coppin and must admit that I do miss this ‘switching-off’ way of dog walking but I feel as though I do need to be more aware of what’s around me so listening to folky tunes is done while I stare at a computer screen now.
Come on, admit it, you like a nice puppy picture don’t you? If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you like dogs, own a dog, like dog pictures or have had a business card thrust into your hand so you thought you’d better check it out. Yes, of course you do, everyone likes puppies (or maybe I’m just getting soft in my old age). So when I saw little Lexie, an 11 week old black Labrador pup been walked this morning I had to cross the road. She has only just started to go out with her owner after having all the relevant jabs etc and was dead gorgeous.
Had a walk with some of the Southborough School mums this morning and got this posed team group at the end.
Thank you ladies – always good to have a gossip.
Talking of nattering, don’t forget to listen to BBC London’s Barking at the Moon program tomorrow night (Thursday) at 10pm as I’m going on the show. Eeekkk!
On this most foul day with it coming down in buckets, I thought I’d get this up from the middle of December taken on a lovely Winter’s day.
The mother and daughter owners were walking three black dogs between them. The owner mother had charge of a mother and daughter combination herself, by way of two black Labradors. The mother is Cassie (11 yrs) and the daughter Inca (7yrs) and they were two of the most well-behaved dogs I’ve ever come across.
The lovely two year old Working Cocker Spaniel is Aster and she had great fun running around with Barney.
Here’s Daisy and Poppy (all black), two working Cocker Spaniels. They actually belong to my wife’s relatives and live up near the Epsom Downs. This is certainly a fantastic dog walking area but here we see them at home having some chill time.
Last one for today. Seeing and photographing lots of working Cocker Spaniels at the moment. This is Saffy, who caught the eye of my Barney. If the owner is still interested, please get in touch.
Off to Discover Dogs tomorrow at Earls Court. Hoping to do a bit of fact-finding, a bit of networking and a bit of snapping. Hopefully I’ll have lots to comment on for the coming week.
Lots of interesting ideas are racing round my head at the moment and some new weekly features will be starting soon, including a ‘Dog of the Week’ post. Will it be yours….watch this space!
Just getting round to sorting the images from last weekend out and about around Tunbridge Wells Common and the Pantiles.
It’s been a year or so since I clambered over Wellington Rocks. Like most local people, I have fond childhood memories of this area and it seems they are still as popular as ever with amount of children climbing them while we were there. And dogs too…yes, I couldn’t resist asking to photograph a couple of them.
The first is Rosa, a light coloured Labrador, who looks great against the grey/green of the rocks.
And following Rosa, is Pepper a two year old black working Cocker Spaniel. Pepper wasn’t the only black working Cocker we saw that day – keep an eye open for Saffy who will feature tomorrow.
Don’t forget, all the dogs that feature on this blog get uploaded to my online shop. Here you can buy prints, mugs, T-shirts etc. Sometimes, there are also extra pictures in the shop that don’t feature here. Anything ordered will be sent directly to you (and very quickly too). So if you’re looking for a perfect Christmas gift, I’m sure there is something for you there. Just click the link in the right hand column.