Attacked on the Towpath - winter in Sun and snow

Winter 03
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An unfortunate incident with three undiciplined dogs - off the lead on the towpath... where they suddenlyl turned into a mad pack. A labrador bit into my back - and a Jack Russel locked onto my side. It was over in seconds following some violent behaviour in my defence.  

Tertius - the vet, said I was very brave when he cleaned out my wounds. Unfortunately - I was given this nasty collar - which made even a visit to the seaside not that much fun. 

At the start of the local coffee wars - here I am with my godsister. As you can see, I have a coffee on the table as well.   While I stayed to look after the house, they went to this hotel window view.   John's famous moment on the Slide of Courage 
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Wildebeest in Africa Friendly zebra   Same friendly Zebra   Cliff the leopard tortoise - freed from a squatter camp... Two of the famous (former Elephant killing) Rhinos of the Pilansberg. Now successfuly rehabilitated.
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sable antelope   And while that was going on in Africa - the towpath was being flooded   The highest the river has been   after the floods - the snow   Snow covered tree 
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Winter light over the Palace   Light over the Palace   My house guest - Montana   sunset from the grounds of the palace