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Dog Blog: Waiting on a Sunny Day February 10, 2016

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To clarify, most days were sunny at some stage, but they gave way to overcast conditions with rain, and on one day an intense, hour-long hail storm. The latter event, I have now been told. caused minor damage to a neighbours car.

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Dog Blog: Invasion Day Week February 3, 2016

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Invasion Day came and went for another year. It might be an exercise in historical reflection, but it never seems to deliver. For example, considering last year, if given a chance, Phil would probably say his jousting days are done. The only memory I have this year is of the sound of lawn mowers – a more apt metaphor.

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Dog Blog: Small Steps January 25, 2016

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After his operation relating to his Aural Haematoma, Dexter is required to wear what our friend Ursula calls “an Elizabethan Collar”.

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Dog Blog: January Jaunts January 17, 2016

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I was in a newsagent, buying the Saturday paper, and made a general comment regarding the recent usual weather. I was surprised by the response, implicitly of climate change denial. The weather is not a subject for small talk any more.

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Dog Blog: Three Days in January January 10, 2016

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The new year has opened with rain, which is far better than the alternative. The weather, as always, is a mystery that looms over us. The experience of climate is more elusive, dependent as it is, on memory.

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Dog Blog: Another Double Entry December 31, 2015

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Hard to believe now that it was Christmas Eve this time last week. While Dexter and Hannah are going out, I am not keeping up a weekly report.

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Dog Blog Again: Looking Around December 14, 2015

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Sometimes Dexter and Hannah may look back, and sometimes when they do something I am ready to catch that moment. Most of the time we are moving on, getting to where we are going without reflection.

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Dual Dog Blog: Summer Starts December 10, 2015

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I do not seem able to complete on time the weekly presentation of photos. It was always going to be a more difficult task with the passage of time. Now, there are emergent signs that I am no longer physically capable of completing the walks. Let’s hope that conclusion is inaccurate.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG:Ten Steps at a Time . . . November 23, 2015

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Upon reflection, it may be noted that mistakes can be a part of learning. In regard to this title it is obvious that I over did it.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Take Five November 15, 2015

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The record is plain. This past week, Dexter and Hannah stepped out five times.They took there deprivation, as far as can be observed, in good grace. When we did take out chances, when we came back there were leeches everywhere suggesting the original screening between the their toes was less than effective.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Catching Sunlight and Shadows November 3, 2015

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This title suggests colours. You could say it represents yellow and black. The reference does not stop with Dexter and Hannah. Other things going, especially on Sunday morning. The Rugby World Cup final was between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. As it happens, I saw an actual wallaby in Samson’s, the horse, paddock.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: On My Selecltion October 18, 2015

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As always there are quite a few issues with the title. Of course, it is not a selection in quite the Dad and Dave sense. Still this suburban block abutting the bush is a home for Dexter and Hannah.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Within One Week October 11, 2015

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The creek dried up at the crossing this week. It was flowing, then we had some exceptionally hot days for this early in October.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Footsteps October 5, 2015

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Our presence in the landscape perishes almost as soon as we leave it. Dexter and Hannah don’t do photographs but relish the information that smells provide. Walking tourists might leave the occasional imprint from their shoes, which does not last, and that is about it.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Day by Day Rain September 26, 2015

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We did not go out much this past week. Most days, with the exception of last Sunday, a gentle rain fell, which for some reason always brings to mind the quality of mercy. However, Dexter and Hannah did not feel twice blessed. There was no evidence that I noticed of whinging. Dogs can be problems at times, but they are not given to common human shortcomings.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – So Far, and So Near. September 20, 2015

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Since it is now Spring, the park was open on Saturday and we diverted up towards the dam. The steepest options were chosen and it proved more demanding than I was prepared for. Dexter and Hannah took it good stride and probably thought nothing of it, other than there was more of interest on the ground.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Steeping into September September 12, 2015

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As you may guess, Dexter and Hannah stepped outside again this week for a jaunt on their leads, which went in every direction including the investigations of whatever was discovered on the ground. They are dogs, there life span is somewhat shorter than among fortunate humans.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Spring Arrives September 6, 2015

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Months and seasons seem arbitrary. The seasons especially so. It seems to be that the Wattles have been flowering for some time, and I have tried to capture that phenomenon in photos. So far, I have not heard the cicadas, but they will probably signify summer.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Then Came the Rain August 30, 2015

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Installing Windows 10 proved more than I had envisaged. As a new system, very few people, and of course least of all me, knew what was going on. I would have to say I was totally deluded in relation to system operator and computer drivers. Through a multitude of missteps, and an odd part of good fortune, my system in now reinstalled. I would like to say that I am now reinvigorated, but that seems far from true. I seemed to have drained away.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Tangents August 8, 2015

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This week we followed a new path to a familiar area. We visited the old mine dam. It was in parts a climb, but we all seemed to be able to take it in our stride. I heard a chain saw and voices through the trees, and it was a good idea to avoid any problems that might otherwise arise.
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