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Great British Dog Walk, Pollok Park, Sunday 22nd April at 11am

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A wee while ago I received a lovely email from Lisa Armstrong at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, who is currently organising the Great British Dog Walk at Pollok Park.The walk is taking place on Sunday …

Summer park discoveries

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It was some time last year that I wrote about the trials and tribulations of finding new places to walk the dog. Then I made a reasonably hollow promise to get back into my quest to discover dog walki…

Fairies and magical delights at Pollok Park

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Up until this week I thought I’d probably killed all chances of taking the kids to the park ever again. Our conversations would go as follows:Me: ‘Shall we go the park? The one with the big slides and…

Finlaystone Estate

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This morning as we fastened our seatbelts I turned to my partner and said: ‘I have very low expectations.’ He responded: ‘I think it’s best that we abandon all hope.’ A bit strong, but he had a point.…

A Festival of Nightmares

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I won’t lie. We had a bit of a near death experience today.I had the notion that Festival Park (because it has quite a cool, hip-sounding name and is reasonably new) might be a good place for dog walk…

Mum Friend with Dog

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Well, after all the huffery and puffery, I have decided to roundly ignore the forestry commission and turn to more reliable sources for new dog walks i.e. Mum Friend with a Dog.Mum Friend with a Dog, …

Doggynet: living the dog walking dream

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In the last wee while I’ve started to spend a bit more time on Doggynet. The combination of constant toddler moods and baby needs have made me a bit tardy, but now I’m more determined than ever to giv…

Pollok Park: celebrating the good times

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Tuesday is my favourite day. Shortly after dropping off my eldest daughter at nursery I jump back into the car and make my way to Pollok Park, complete with dog and baby (but perhaps not in that order…

Does being a dog walker make you smug?

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Why of course…I admit it. As I was trotting down the road for yet another dog walk at 9.30 this morning, I would rather have been doing anything else: washing my hair; loading the dishwasher; filling …

Fighting walks: the truth about pugs

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There are times when I truly curse having a dog. The most recent occasion was some time between Christmas and new year, when I was taking The Mewls for a trot around the block. Now when I say ‘trot’, …