The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


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Ariadne – our ‘baby’ (spider)

The Furlongs have a new pet. She’s not mature yet, so this year, she won’t be breeding. We have watched her grow from a tiny thing to a substantial  ten pence size.

She lives in a corner of our kitchen window. Continue reading

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Escaping from a sinking car

Several years ago our friend and her dog died in her car when it was pulled into the river in a flood. The shock of that kind of event is unbelievable. It’s always something that happens to someone else – never to anyone YOU know. Continue reading


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The Furlong dog’s best friend has had a bad accident

The Furlong dog  is called Bobby. He’s an old chap – just turned 12 this April. As far as we know he only has one best friend. His friend is the Furlong daughter’s dog. They spend happy hours together in perfect peace and harmony. Continue reading


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I bet you’ve never seen this photo before

Here is a photo I don’t think you’ve ever seen before. I haven’t.

It made me sad. Continue reading


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Itti pretty duckies and liddle puddy tat

I walked up to the hospital for an eye test.

Half way there, I came upon a gaggle of little ducklings with their mommy, waddling down the pavement. Oh what a sight! The road there was frightfully busy with trucks and cars roaring past. Did I worry for the safety of the itti pretty duckies and their Mom? Continue reading


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How to completely wreck your Saturday

This Furlong does this a lot – she’s an EXPERT!

How to wreck your day – any day Continue reading


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Laws concerning dog walking and me (and you) UK

In this new place we  have moved to, a town, not a village – a biggish town – I have had my first bit of real unpleasantness since we moved to the UK almost 20 years ago.

I feel emotionally bruised – I don’t do verbal abuse, and usually, in any situation, some agreement can be reached. Continue reading