Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Not Happy

 

Kirra is not at all happy.

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Reason being, we have a work force in our home, changing our central heating from solid fuel to that of Electric Storage Heating.  The upheaval should last until the end of the week (if all goes well) which is just as well, as the weather is due to become much colder over the weekend.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Misty Morn

Misty mornings
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And Kirra stays close by
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Always alert to what she may find on the trail.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spring – Fickle

 

Spring over here and you will see it can be rather fickle.

Glorious sunshine

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About turn – sharp frost

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Just as well my Kirra has her winter coat.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Who You Meet

 

When out walking, it is interesting who you meet along the way.

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This morning, Kirra and I met up with a couple who had (2) ruby Cavaliers (mother and daughter Cavaliers) and immediately they all took an interest in each other as well as we their respective owners in getting to know one another.

Meeting folk and their dogs is always wonderful and only adds to the joy of dog walking.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Awaken to a Sunday

 

As the dawn of a beautiful new day

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As we embark on a walk of sunshine and scenic beauty

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This day is blessed by those around us and the mutual love we share.

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

St Patricks Day

 

As many of you will know, my beautiful Kirra was born in Ireland.

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A country of mystique, genuine folk and abundance for life.

 

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They also brought my Loving companion into my Life – and she retains the status of an affectionate Irish Princess.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Dad’s Got a New Gadget

 

Dad and his gadgets.  His mobile phone got water damage, after we got caught in a deluge of rain.  So he looks for something more suitable on the internet.

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And this is what he found.

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Yes a Camera, Mobile Watch – all combined with a keypad and dual sim,– so all he need do is fit it to his wrist (like an ordinary watch) and that means he has more spaces in his pockets for my many treats and of course the essential poo bags.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Military Training Zone

 

Living so close to a Military Training Area, does mean the misfortune of hearing guns and the sound echoing throughout the moors can be distressing for my Kirra.

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Hence, sometimes she remains on a leash, as soon as she hears the guns, her intention is to get back home quickly.  Hopefully she will get used to the sounds and that she will not come to any harm.

Has anyone had similar response from their pets, and how did they deal with it.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Apologies

 

Sorry for not having viewed our Friends blogs these past days.

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Have been rather busy,hopefully by the weekend we shall have the opportunity to catch up on all our friends blogs.

Paws to all –x- 

Monday, 12 March 2012

Colour Scheme

 

One tries to have the correct colour scheme

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Even whilst sitting on one’s sofa.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Whose Afraid?

 

Who me afraid?

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As long as you sit next me.

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Kirra loves tv, as long as a tiger or lion does not appear on the screen.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Birthday Girl

 

My Irish Princess is 4 today.  This is the 1st photo I received of my then puppy when she lived in Ireland.  As you can see I fell in love with her immediately.

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She had to travel on (2) ferries to get to me and the weather was stormy conditions – but she made it safely and was a joy to finally see her.  She was in a travel cage for the journey and now she has a fabric travel carrier,which is huge, although collapses for easy transport.  She still loves her fabric travel carrier and often looks on it as her quiet comfort zone.

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How the years have flown over and throughout, Kirra has brought so much happiness into my life, and indeed all that she meets.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRRA – LOTS OF LOVE FROM DAD –XXX-

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

When I Say

 

When I say, it’s time for a walk.

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I mean just that, so get your coat and shoes on.

The look – says it all.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Dad’s Idea

 

Dad’s idea of photo taking.

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Is not mine, I guess he needs new glasses – again.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Has Anyone

 

Has anyone seen or even got one of these.

 

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A great idea and one in which I could see my Kirra absolutely love such a comfort setting.

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One Knows

 

One instinctively knows, when one is been watched.

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No matter, how good the TV, when duty calls, we are all servants to our loyal companions

Saturday, 3 March 2012

I’m Bored

 

I’m bored Dad, look into my eyes.

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Now take me to the park and afterwards the pet shop for some treats.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Exhausted

 

After walking up the hill, both Kirra and I need a short breather.

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The park is always inviting, it is just where it was situated (up the hill).

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Time Out

 

We all need to take time out, from our hectic life.

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And my Kirra clearly shows, what better way, than to take in the cool breeze whilst relaxing on the lawn.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Leap Year

 

It’s leap year and the day when a Lady can propose to a man.

I guess I shall have to find a Lady, in the hope that she will propose marriage, I still live in hope – although the leap years have been many and no such opportunity has arisen.

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Mind you, she will have to be one very special lady, as she will have to compete with my Irish Princess – Kirra – always the love of my life.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Camouflage

 

Remember the Autumn?

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My Kirra was able to camouflage beautifully.

This photo was taken with my o2 xda exec, an oldie cellphone with a 1.3mp camera – but a large screen (such is the eyesight of aged, and the need for larger, rather than compact cellphones.

Here is a image of a o2 xda exec, note the swivel screen, still a great phone with a host of features including playing stereo music from built in music.  It may be antique (like me) but its still going strong.

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I love how Kirra is able to blend in with the autumn leaves, I just wish she would not bring them back with her – on her tail.  She seems to sweep them up as she goes along.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Abbey Colour

 

The joy of colour (even in winter) is evident as Kirra walks the Abbey grounds.

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

DIY

I thought Kirra was doing a bit of diy under the desk.

Alas she was having a wee snooze. 

 

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One just cannot get the staff, these days.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Scottish Trail

 

Here is Kirra walking alongside the loch, although the loch is out of the photo.

 

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She loved the location and racing off in search of new scents.  Alas the isolation of the isle, meant moving to the mainland.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

I Wonder

 

We all have facial expressions, and my Kirra is no exception.

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I just wonder, what she is thinking?

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Sad today

 

I am sad today.

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Dad says it’s too dangerous to go for our normal morning walk, as it’s very icy both on the roads and pavements and neither of us wish to fall.

I keep looking out of the window and it looks as if it will be the same throughout the day.  Short walks are not as enjoyable, but they are safe.

Whatever, you are doing today, stay safe and warm.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Fatigue

 

As you can see my Kirra is eager to enjoy the park.

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Alas, her owner (me) is somewhat fatigued, hence the distance between us.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

What a Day

 

I knew my wee princess was feeling off colour, when she beckons me early in the morning to attend the garden.  Her wee tummy was a little off and therefore the need of grass to remedy the situation was evident, and of course plenty of TLC.

The elements of the morning was not a day in which to venture outdoors, gale force winds (which nearly blew down my gardening hut) and torrents of rain.

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Kirra in her rain soaked wax coat clearly shows, it was not the best of days to go exploring, but she loves her walks (whatever the weather) and so one must oblige.

Later in the day it calmed somewhat, with sunshine and although quite cold it meant a more enjoyable afternoon walk.

What ever you are doing this weekend, may it be one of sharing with your loving and loyal companion.

Friday, 17 February 2012

When I was Young

 

Here is a photo of Kirra when she was around 8 months old.

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How time flies, when you are having fun, and whilst the coat will not fit, she still has abundance of fun and eager to explore.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sometimes

 

Sometimes curling up on the day bed

 

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Is far more appealing, than a route march – well at least for an hour or two.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ireland

As some of you may know, my Kirra was born in Ireland.

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A beautiful country, of wonderful people and even more so, they brought me, my Irish Princess.

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Where was your loving Cavalier born?

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Cavalier King Charles

 

Kirra recommends the following website, for anyone who is a Cavalier King Charles owner.

http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/forum.php

A great website and one in which you can spend an hour or two browsing the informative and delightful posts (including the gallery).

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Kirra sends her love to all.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Buy another coat

I will have to buy Kirra another rain coat.

 

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It might be her waistline or my placing it in the washer.

Winter

The cold of the day becomes evident

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As frost is reluctant to leave, this place of prayer.

Meet the Boss

 

Meet the boss.

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We all have our place and status.