Border Collie Dave

Border Collie Dave – Chapter 14

Exploring Deepest Dartmoor Plymouth for all its sins as a sprawling concrete metropolis does have an enviable position right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Some 368 square miles of wilderness open to explore, though the MOD have live firing ranges across large areas, subject to civilian access closure on well published dates. Vast …

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 11

Children and pets alike, they all enjoy the excitement of Christmas. Extra food smells in the house, lots of fun wrapping paper rolls stacked in the corner. A large tree with “toys” that swing as people walk past them. Decorations on walls and ceilings that can be sniffed and reached with a bit of cunning …

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 10

Whatever The Weather Having survived our first trip together on Dartmoor I planned many more excursions over the late summer and early autumn. I wasn’t always fortunate with the weather and on occasion mother nature would remind us that she was very much in control. A plan was hatched in autumn to hike about 11 …

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 9

Dartmoor Dave! No holiday to Devon would be complete without a trip to the wild beautiful landscape that is Dartmoor. Miles and miles of windswept moor, vast skies, towering granite tors, waterfalls and rivers. As far as the eye can see the landscape is untamed and yours to explore. Before I set foot on the …

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 8

The High Seas You can learn everything from the internet these days. It is quite possible to never leave your house and yet become an expert on dog training or mountaineering! Dave and I learn hands-on as we go. I have never enrolled Dave in any formal training classes. He’s an intelligent puppy from working …

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 6

Gliders Soaring With his puppy inoculations now complete it was time to let Dave loose on the great outdoors; wow what amazing adventures awaited. I was very fortunate to live in a village at the foot of the majestic South Downs in West Sussex. In most directions open fields could be found with footpaths leading …

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Border Collie Dave – Chapter 1

Dedication to Friends and Family This blog is dedicated to all our canine friends out there who tirelessly support their human companions; through good times and bad, rain or shine. Those pets who help us through our darker moments. Acknowledgements A big thank you goes to Dave, my border collie companion; without him there would …

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