I’ve been suspicious of dogs ever since a Great Dane licked my face and crushed my testicles by standing on me as a very young boy on holiday in Deal in Kent. My love for dogs wasn’t improved by being bitten on the leg by a mongrel on an estate in Oldham whilst walking back from school aged nine or ten. It’s therefore been a pleasure over the last few years to become a volunteer dog walker for my local rescue centre, Animals in Distress in Devon. Every Saturday I go walking a different dog of a different breed with my daughter. I’ve been amazed to learn their individual characters, idiosyncrasies and peculiarities. Dogs are actually okay. Some of them are even cute; especially the puppies.
It’s been a pleasure to meet Meg on Westray, a Border Collie with tons of attitude and the potential to be incredibly well trained. I’m just glad I’m not having to do all that training!
The 14 mile return cycle to The Wheeling Steen Gallery is either getting easier or I'm getting more blasé about it. So much ... Read more