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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Art in the Algarve

 On my recent holiday in Portugal I spent one of the weeks with a splendid group of people. We walked mostly on the coast, and what a treat that was, but also ventured inland. On the inland walk we stopped for lunch in a village renowned for it's artists. There were many wall paintings, garden sculptures and statues. Most of them quite quirky like the three depicted. There was a very laid back atmosphere and I noticed that several dogs wandering around were friendly and well cared for. This was in complete contrast to some of the ferocious dogs we encountered as we passed isolated houses on the walk. The figure in the doorway of the bus was a member of our walking group.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Dog Whisperer

This is my friend Bryan captured painting one of his unique Tee Shirts and walking some of his dogs. Bryan is an artist and also a part time dog whisperer. I recently visited him in Portugal.  Over a three week period I saw the amazing difference he made to one of the dogs he was caring for in the owners absence. In a firm but gentle way he transformed an anxious needy dog into a calm contented animal. He has helped several dog owners with troubled pooches both in the UK and now in Portugal.When not painting he is available for what he calls Dog Behaviour Correction Training. Please note only in Portugal. So if you live in Portugal and want help with your dog you can contact Bryan by email  or telephone 00351919707088