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    A walk spoiled by 'progress'.

    Even a Poppy Dog walk is not immune to the Influence of 'Progress'.

    We are fortunate to have MIRA, the Motor Industry Research Association on our doorstep. Some of you will have heard MIRA...
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    Monday mornings are easier for some...

    Poppy Dog showing us how Monday mornings should be!http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj524/jaystroker1/20150202_093815.jpg
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    Nice shots. Hopefully you have enjoyed this good...

    Nice shots. Hopefully you have enjoyed this good weather spell there too. How do you get on with the inflatable? Any 'paw' damage?
  4. Thread: Good Save?

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    Had to watch it a couple of times before the...

    Had to watch it a couple of times before the tears cleared my eyes and I could see what really happened. Loved it.
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    Have to say John I agree with you about a big...

    Have to say John I agree with you about a big group getting well like that. First was what a handful! Hopefully ThumbsUp will let us into their secret without giving away and commercial confidences...
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    Seems there are a myriad ways to remove ticks....

    Seems there are a myriad ways to remove ticks. Poppy gets them from one wood in Norfolk, everywhere else seems fine. Whats the collected wisdom here on tick removal tichniques?(sorry, could not...
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    Great write up and great place to walk, thanks....

    Great write up and great place to walk, thanks. Nowhere quite the same in the English Midlands, but you got me thinking its time to look harder for some local beauty to share with Poppy dog.
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    Personally I would not have expected it to compare with SOTP and I dont think there are any issues with the forum either and I prefer quality to quantity any day.
    With all the different forums...
  9. Thread: Dog Walk Discs

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    Getting to ten ishard enough! a musical...

    Hello Kirsty, lovely to be here :)


    And since we have 10 Discs instead of the usual 8

    Luxury object. ......An Akubra Sombrero hat.which I will have fun shaping.

    Getting to ten ishard...
  10. Thread: Dog Walk Discs

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    Couldn't really think of any I would want to take...

    When I saw the thread title I thought this was going to be dog related songs. Going to have to have a think about this. Don't want to be stuck on an island with the wrong stuff :)

    Couldn't really...
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    How thoughtless of me, you are quite right...

    How thoughtless of me, you are quite right Magikelly. Please include a treat for the dog in your posts.

    PoppyDogs treat would be an everlasting bouncy ball that she cannot chew to bits and does...
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    Dog Walk Discs

    In a flimsy excuse for a bit of fun, lets invoke the spirit of the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs. Assume that you and your favourite hound are cast adrift on some distant, deserted shoreline....
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    What flower?


    G]http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj524/jaystroker1/what_flower.jpg[/IMG]
  14. Thread: Doggerel

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    Doggerel

    From Wikipedia:

    Doggerel is a derogatory term for verse considered of little literary value. The word probably derived from dog, suggesting either ugliness, puppyish clumsiness, or unpalatability...
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    As the timing is not regular or planned the walk...

    As the timing is not regular or planned the walk is almost always PoppyDog and myself. My walk is probably more aptly described as 'solo' because as I take a wander through the field/park/wood etc,...
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    We have had mixed messages about bones, to the...

    We have had mixed messages about bones, to the point where PoppyDog doesn't get any! I was tempted to give her spare rib bones from Sunday nights post-camp Chinese take-away but worried they might...
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    We were originally recommended to have two half...

    We were originally recommended to have two half hour walks with PoppyDog, morning and evening, but that is rare. Usually it will be between 30 and 90 minutes at some point during the day, if I am...
  18. Thread: Pizza Dog

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    Pizza Dog

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj524/jaystroker1/General/pizza_dog.jpg

    Found this in my sons photo folder while transfering some stuff. No idea of the dog or the origin but it made me smile...
  19. Everywhere we go - PoppyDog goes too!

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj524/jaystroker1/PoppyDog/poppydog_on-kayak.jpg

    Could have been corny and said 'perception is everything' or similar; maybe a 'figurehead' reference to the...
  20. Thread: French lessons

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    French lessons

    The Gruppenfuhrer is taking the platoon over to Brittany for exercises under the auspices of 'holiday'. This the first year that PoppyDog will be leading the charge, now she has been chipped, jabbed...
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    Beat me to it.......

    When I saw that signature 'Doing for dogs what SOTP did for Canoeing' (not cut and pasted so apologies if not exact) I knew I had missed the proverbial boat!

    Two years ago we acquired our first...
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