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Playing by the Rules

The other day I managed to catch on camera Albert Claude and Cerise in a delirious moment of play. At least Cerise seemed delirious for a split second, Albert was just being Albert. It’s...

Renae ‘one in a million’

After a sudden, short and devastating illness, Renae died on Christmas Eve. Sadness consumes Michel and I as we struggle to accept our incomprehnesible loss. But accept we must and for the sake of...

Nowzad needs a miracle

When I opened the shutters this morning this was the scene. The only sound in the air was early birdsong. Every day I know I am lucky to have this peaceful life. And never...

What we do is what we are doing

Late spring and we’re walking a familiar path with the dogs. The sun’s warm but a nippy wind keeps us from lingering. Albert Claude is hurtling along up ahead, nose to the ground. Hard...

Grief, not unlike love

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. Emily Dickinson When Susie-Belle died, a dog newly saved from a puppy farm was adopted in her memory. A couple of days later, Camilla...

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Far from shore – is that how it feels?

The other day I was out walking with Cerise. Just the two of us. It’s rare that Cerise goes anywhere without a sibling. As we headed out from home I wondered how she’d fare...

Not For Profit Vet Makes History

Since coming to live in France full time one major difference I’ve noticed with the vet care for our animals is the much lower cost here compared to the UK. It’s drastically different, which...

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What Makes A Fosterer?

What makes someone become a fosterer? To foster a dog means to take a vulnerable, dependent animal into your home, to nurture them, allow yourself to fall a little, or a lot in love,...