Category Archives: Pets

Winter Has Arrived

Winter, it appears, has arrived at Brookwood Shire…bringing snow, ice, frigid temperatures, grey skies and dark days.  A big change after the mild Fall we had,   and not my favorite season.  It is always a bit of a shock. Luckily, most … Continue reading

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Fiona

On Monday we went and picked up our new puppy.  We have named her Fiona Rose.  Fiona since all our dogs have Celtic names which begin with F. (Finn, Fergus..) and Rose because it is the tradition in the Shire  (the one … Continue reading

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Turning the Page

It has been a tough few weeks here at Brookwood Shire without our beloved Fergus.  We were a bit lost.  Dogs take up a lot of space in your home and in your heart.  And Brookwood Shire feels very empty. … Continue reading

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Fergus

Today was a very sad day. Today we said good bye to Fergus.  I think he hung on for his birthday.  A few days before his birthday, he started having trouble breathing.  The weather had turned suddenly hot and we thought it … Continue reading

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Another Birthday for Fergus!

As most of you know, Fergus is our very beloved Yellow Lab.  He is one of the sweetest dogs you could ever meet and he brings much joy wherever he goes.  Over two years ago he was diagnosed with spleen cancer … Continue reading

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Fergus’ New Bed

As many of you know, Fergus is a very beloved dog.  He has always had many lovely places to sleep…dog beds, people beds and many couches.  But his favorite has always been “his couch.” That would be the couch in … Continue reading

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Changes

As September approaches and the gardens wind down a bit (though there are still tomatoes to roast!) I have been reflecting on the summer.  It was an interesting summer here.  The weather was mixed.  We had some hazy, hot and … Continue reading

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