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" Rainbows, Rescue and Dogs "

Date & start time:    The week up to Tues 12th February, 2019.

Location of Start :   By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places mentioned:  Loweswater Village Hall and Gunnerdale Kennels.

Highest point :          Keeping in touch with people and dogs.

With :                           Ann and our dogs Dylan and Dougal.

Weather :                    Varied.

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A real miscellany of photos this time, starting with two photos taken this week.

The winter weather has gone and Storm Eric melted most away of the snow, the rest is thawing in the subsequent mild south westerlies.

There have been some interesting views as the weather changed.

A bright sunset after a damp day . . . the setting sun lights up the western clouds behind the Loweswater Fells.

On another day the sunshine chased a rain shower across the valley forming a rainbow.

A quick photo from upstairs . . . by the time I got outside it had gone.

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Sunday . . . and there was the sound of a helicopter overhead.

This is the Brisco Coastguard rescue helicopter which was over here today, giving training support

to the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams who were having a practice weekend and staying at the Village Hall overnight.

It landed in the field in front of the Village Hall . . . I managed a perfectly focused hedge photo as it flew in !

It took off again and circled round the area, presumably linking up with ground based teams as it flew over Mellbreak.


Descending once more . . . back-lit by the silver lining of the clouds.

Back to base -  a crew member plainly seen looking out of the open door.

A slightly better second attempt at a picture of it landing.

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Early evening, after a local walk, the dogs settled down for a quiet time in front of the fire.

Dougal rests his head by laying on top of Dylan.
" Photos again ? . . . I'm trying to rest. "

It reminded us of all the times young Dylan used to relax by lying on Harry.

A picture from five years ago . . . with baby Dylan chilling out on his 10 year old big bro Harry.    

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This week we had a web site viewer send us a some pictures of some very familiar looking dogs . . . Peter and Francis Myers wrote:

" Our friends and ourselves got two of the girls (Jessie and Molly) from the same litter as you.  They are such lovely dogs."

"This is Jessie who now lives in Menston near Ilkley in Yorkshire . . .
[ . . . so these are presumably pictures on Ilkley Moor]

Molly lives with Andy and Lisa in Burton on Stather near Scunthorpe, not too far away."

"We get together several times a year and they have never forgotten each other and still play as they did as pups."

[ The link here shows a video set to music of them the first few times they got together as pups.]

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"We got together again recently to celebrate their 5th birthdays and the dogs had a great time.

We were up late last night remembering when we got them and noticed your website by chance so thought we should get in contact.

The photo of three dogs includes Peter's brother's dog, Ben, who is not related, but he unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 11 in December.

Are you in touch with any of the other dogs from the litter ?    Peter and Francis, Andy and Lisa."

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We've replied separately but this got us thinking about Dylan's litter mates . . .     

Dylan's pedigree certificate.  It doesn't actually mention he was one of 11 puppies.

We were over in Billy Row earlier this year to see Debbie at Gunnerdale Kennels and pick up our new puppy, Dougal.

While we were there we met Dylan's Dad . . . Archie . . . 'Bournellas Anticipation' (with the blue lead).

At that time we arranged to meet up with Richard and Caryl and their dog Sam, Dylan's brother.

We enjoyed an outing to Hamsterley Forest  a walk we've shown you before.

Sam on location in the Lakes.
Our dog Dylan on Binsey.
Another litter mate Mac.

We've also had correspondence from John McCreton (and Mac) who had spotted Dylan on our web site.

His photo at that time brought our personal photo collection of Dylan's eleven brothers and sisters to three.

With Jessie and Molly, that now that makes five.

When we collected Dougal we met up with Oscar and Jenny, Dougal's dad and mum.

Jenny on the right is sister to Dylan and so that makes her our number six of the eleven.

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Dylan is uncle to Dougal . . . and we now know, or have, pictures of five of Dougal's "aunts and uncles".

Our Dougal at 4 weeks.
Dougal at 8 weeks.

I wonder how many of Dougal's litter of four boys and four girls we will get to hear of

and whether we will learn of any more of Dylan's extended family.

Time will tell.

For the record, this is Dougal's pedigree.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . a paper and pencil to work out the family connections.

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