What Is It? #WordlessWednesday #Photography

Wordless Wednesday – Allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

Photo of two logs looking up at something in a green garden
What Is It?

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Playing With The Dog #WordlessWednesday #Photography

Wordless Wednesday – Allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

Photo of a Welsh Cardigan Corgi in a field with a tennis ball in its mouth.
Playing With The Dog

Linking To:

Len’s Artists Challenge #149 – Theme: Blue and Green

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Looking For The Dog #WordlessWednesday #Photography

Wordless Wednesday – Allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

Photo looking down on some grey tiles which a dog is sat on.
Looking For The Dog

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The Sunday Stills Photography Challenge hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt – Theme: Grey

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Walking The Dog #WordlessWednesday #Photography

Wordless Wednesday – Allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

Walking The Dog

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Naughty Or Nice? #WordlessWednesday #Photography

Wordless Wednesday – Allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

Naughty or Nice?

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Spot The Ball #WordlessWednesday #photography

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Can Dogs Solve Murders?

We may not have to introduce ourselves to some of you, but we’re Toby and Austin, two Cardigan Welsh Corgis owned by author Hugh W. Roberts and his partner, John.

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Austin (left) and Toby

Why are we famous?

We had no idea that we’d be appearing as characters in one of the stories in Hugh’s new book, More Glimpses. He didn’t even ask our permission if he could use us in the story, although we suppose we have to take into account that Hugh and John, feed us, walk us, groom us, look after us and keep us out of danger. Well, we say danger, but that’s not always the case.

What could possibly go wrong in a sleepy, little village?

Picture this: A sleepy, little, village in the heart of the Dorset, in England, on a few sunny days in mid-June. The village may look quaint and as if nobody dared think about committing murder, but nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors, do they?

Murder At The Vicarage - Miss Marple

Those doors can hide all kinds of dark secrets, even more so if you see the door-handle or letterbox flap moving frantically while walking past. Is something trying to get out or, even worse, something you can’t see trying to get in?

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What you shouldn’t do when you discover murder has taken place.

We found ourselves deep in a murder mystery from the day we arrived in Evershot. All you humans seem to do is panic when you hear the news of a local murder because you think you could end up as the next victim. Silly thoughts start entering your minds like is it safe to go out after dark or does rubbing salt into an arctic white carpet remove blood red wine stains?

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Because we have a better sense of smell and sound than you humans, you may think we had an advantage when solving the case. But you humans have a far better sense of sight than us. Use your eyes and look for those red-herrings when reading ‘Murder in Evershot‘ because, like all good murder mysteries, they are there. Sure, we used our noses and ears to solve this case, but not every smell or sound was what we thought it would be.

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Did anyone say treats?

Did we really solve a murder?

You’ll have to read the story to find out how the murder(s) were solved, but if you still don’t know when you’ve finished reading it, then make an appointment with us as the first client of Private Investigators Toby and Austin (Cardigan Welsh Corgis), Bureau of solving the unknown and missing dog treats. However, we’d much rather play chase with each other.

Toby and Austin play

Story #7: Murder In Evershot

Genre: Murder/Mystery

Set in the sleepy, English village of Evershot, John, Toby, Austin, and Hugh find themselves in grave danger when several murders take place. Can they find a well-known detective, who lives in the village, and ask for her help in solving the murders before the murderer finds them?

If you’d like to meet more characters from More Glimpses, click here to meet Jane Collins from the story The Jump, and here to meet the strange ‘being’ from the story The Man In The Television.

This post was written in response to this week’s theme of ‘A Dog’s Life‘, for the Sunday Stills challenge hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt.

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Meet Austin #photography

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Austin, a new member of the Roberts’ household.

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Hello, my name is Austin.

Like Toby, Austin is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. He’s just over five months old and has lived with us for almost a week. That explains why I’ve been so quiet in the blogging world recently. He’s settled in nicely and has enjoyed exploring the house and trying to get Toby to play at least 12 hours a day! Here they are having some fun running around.

Cardigan Welsh Corgis are one of two dog breeds known as Welsh Corgis. The other one is the more famous Pembrokeshire Corgi, a favourite of The Royal Family in The UK. Unfortunately, Corgis are on the vulnerable breeds list in the UK, which is a shame because they are an extremely loyal breed.

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Austin spends most of his day playing, chasing the birds in the garden, emptying Toby’s toy basket, exploring, going for walks, and sleeping. He enjoys cuddles, likes his food, and enjoys walking on the beach. He’s not tried dipping his paws in the sea yet because it’s always been low tide when we’ve visited. We’ve already started training him. He sits on command, comes back when called (95% of the time), knows his name, and has only had one minor accident in the house, which should have been done in the garden.

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He’s not, as yet, shown any signs of wanting to write, but I understand from Toby that he has asked to be shown how the keyboard on my desk works. He can often be found sleeping under my desk while listening to the sound of me tapping away at the keyboard (which seems to send him to sleep).

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Toby and Austin get on very well, although Toby will tell him off if it’s nap time when Austin thinks it’s playtime. Austin follows Toby around like a shadow and has already got into the habit of waking us up with a bark (or two) at 06:30. Being ‘morning people’ that doesn’t bother us at all.

I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about Austin on Hugh’s Views And News. And, who knows, maybe he’ll write a post or two?

Please feel free to leave Austin a comment. He’d love to hear from you.

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