The bed is king-sized, but seldom had space for me
Chickens at Wayside Cottage
Under an old Bramley apple trees, the Girls work hard at improving the lawn
Upside down Duncan
It's a tough life being a tripod
My three legged terrier
The Eternal Puppy
Always the puppy of the pack, Duncan drove the other members of The Gang of Four nuts with his constant attentions
Oliver When We First Met
Oliver had been abused. when we first met him, he held himself low and would not look us in the eye
Oliver and his Chickens
Oliver's self assumed role of 'Chicken Guardian' helped to give a purpose in life and helped to conquer his demons.
Oliver Meets the Neighbours
Nope. you're not coming in!
Why is it always the white ones?
What more can I say?
Sleepy Duncan and Polly the Cat
It doesn't get tougher than this......
Paddy and Me.
Paddy, the dog I grew up with.
Quoting from 'The long, The Short and The Tal'.'
"Paddy was...... a collie cross Labrador, he had the steady reliability of the Labrador, the quick wittedness of the collie, the high intelligence of both breeds, and the mind of a criminal genius. He was completely self-willed. If he did as you asked him, it was because he damn well felt like it."
Playing in the Snow
The Gang of Four, enjoying the winter weather on the hills above Whinshill Cottage
Seamus, Shannon and Duncan, enjoying a romp
The Great Going Forth.....
Seamus, Shannon and Duncan enjoying a walk.
Seamus and Shannon having fun.
The Dead Bluebottle
Seamus, doing his "Dead Bluebottle" impression.
Shannon and Minnie
Shannon and minnie, enjoying a splash in Sunnyhurst Park in Darwen, Lancashire
Seamus and Sophie
Seamus and Sophie, with me in the back garden of Whinshill Cottage
Shannon, as we sit overlooking the reservoir off Pendel Hill
Seamus on Pendle Hill
Smiley Shannon - she loved to get wet.....
Duncan, Minnie and Shannon, with Polly the Cat
Polly joined us for walks too.
Seamus and Shannon
Seamus and Shannon when they were young, racing over the Stray in Harrogate.