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Fond memories…..Β 

Fond memory of Molly our very special Golden Retriever

Fond memory of Molly our very special Golden Retriever

Its exactly one year ago that we lost our much loved friend Molly, she was with us for 12 1/2 year and in that time shared such a great life with us.

The gap she left is just a little smaller than this time last year but as you can imagine she is still very much loved and in our minds all the time, she was special and as lots of dog owners know she made our lives special, in that she was in it….

for the great times we had with her πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Molly xxxx

An October walk along the Waterford coast Irish Landscape Photography  Nigel Borrington

Molly Four feet Friday 2

Coolieragh Glengarriff 6

Down in the rocky river 4

Glenveagh National park 5

Glenveagh National park 4

Glenveagh National park 3

Glenveagh National park 2


January and some thoughts about Molly

January , Thought on Molly

January , Thoughts on Molly

Molly was our much loved friend and companion for over twelve years, she featured many times here and visited most if not all of the locations that I have posted about.

She sadly passed away at the start of December but she had a great life with a walk everyday and she must have visited Ireland from the top to the bottom of the island during her time.

The places she loved the most always had water for her to swim in, as she loved fetching stones and sticks from the bottom of rivers, bringing them back as a present> she could stay doing this all day if we at some point did not want to move on.

Here I just wanted to share two of the many images I have of her , looking very please with the moments she was enjoying πŸ™‚

Golden Retriever Molly 2


To Molly our Pal and great Friend

Coolieragh Glengarriff 6

Molly, So many memories

Over the time of my blog, I have posted many times about Molly our Pal and great Friend for the last twelve and a half years. A great girl and much loved doggy.

Sadly she very peacefully left our sides on Saturday the 5th Dec.

She had a wonderful life with us and we had a very enriched life because of her. She loved and lived every moment sharing and giving so much back to us and to all who met her and those she loved.

While we are heartbroken,we do know that she’s been a real gift. From puppy to old lady, she has been a joy. We miss her already so very much.

We all miss you Molly, and love you too great girl.

Down in the rocky river 4

Molly swimming 1

Molly swimming 3

Coolieragh Glengarriff 5

Coolieragh Glengarriff 3


Mornings and Coffee, Poem By : Gabryela Speaks

Morning Coffee Image : Nigel Borrington

Morning Coffee
Image : Nigel Borrington

Mornings and Coffee

By : Gabryela Speaks
Feb 2 2015

Cold mornings, warm coffee
The aroma comforts me
Pushing the freezing moment
of having to recall you.

You used to sit with me.
You would look into my eyes,
flash a beautiful smile
and I always wonder
what you see

But one day,
you stopped being you.


Four feet Friday !!! , “Four Feet”, by Rudyard Kipling

Four Feet Friday Molly our Golden  retriever

Four Feet Friday
Molly our Golden retriever

This is Molly our somewhat aging but much loved Golden Retriever, Aging very well I am happy to say πŸ™‚

I took these images while on a walk with her yesterday in some local woodlands and was reminded of this Kipling Poem.

I think he captured so well the love and loyalty that pets bring to our lives and in the last, the memories that they leave when they are no longer able to be with us on their daily walks, of which I don’t think Molly has every mist a day. Mainly because I only need to go near the back door and there she is looking up and sitting down ready !!

I have enjoyed every walk with her four paws – in front and sometimes behind πŸ™‚

Four Feet

by Rudyard Kipling

I have done mostly what most men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can’t forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.

Day after day, the whole day through —
Wherever my road inclined —
Four-Feet said, “I am coming with you!”
And trotted along behind.

Molly Four feet Friday 2.

Now I must go by some other round, —
Which I shall never find —
Somewhere that does not carry the sound
Of Four-Feet trotting behind.

by Rudyard Kipling


A swim at Coolieragh’s, coves. Glengarriff, county cork

Coolieragh Glengarriff 6
Molly taking a dip
Coolieragh’s, coves. Glengarriff, county cork
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Recently we stayed at Coolieragh’s, Glengarriff, county cork , its a great location just west of Glengarriff.

The coast line is full of rocky coves that are perfect for taking a swim, we took molly our golden retriever down to the best of these many time during the week. She loves to swim and even though the water was cold we also took the opportunity many time as well.

A swim at Coolieragh’s, coves. Glengarriff, county cork

Coolieragh Glengarriff 1

Coolieragh Glengarriff 7

Coolieragh Glengarriff 2

Coolieragh Glengarriff 3

Coolieragh Glengarriff 4

Coolieragh Glengarriff 5

Coolieragh Glengarriff 8


Keeping cool in the rocky river.

Down in the rocky river 4
Molly after a river swim,
Glenmorgan, clonmel
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Yesterday evening myself and Molly went for a walk in the woodlands above Clonmel, county Tipperary.

It been warm this week and keeping a retriever cool is a task these summer days. The river at Glenmorgan however is in a deep narrow cutting and its always shaded and cool, with deep pools of cold water for her to swim in.

This is one of our best local walks and a true escape of a warm July evening.

Glenmorgan, River : Gallery

Down in the rocky river 2

Down in the rocky river 3

Down in the rocky river 1


Keeping a golden retriever cool , an afternoon summers swim

Molly swimming 3
Our golden retriever , Molly Swimming, June 2014

Keeping our golden retriever Molly cool on these hot summer days is a puzzle , however she loves a summers swim and really makes the most or our local rivers.

She loves retrieving sticks and stones from the river bed and finding her some shade and cold water is a great way to cool her down.

Molly swimming 4

Molly swimming 1

Molly swimming 2

Molly swimming 5


A swim at Glenveagh national park.

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A swim at Glenveagh National Park
Irish landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Molly is our ten year old Golden Retriever and she just loves the water, here are some images of her as she was taking a swim the the lake at the Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal.

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.

Location

Gallery

Glenveagh National park 1

Glenveagh National park 4

Glenveagh National park 5

Glenveagh National park 6

Glenveagh National park 2

Glenveagh National park 3

Glenveagh National park 8


Molly, the mountain girl….

Mountain girl
Nikon d700
Molly on Slievenamon, County Tipperary
Irish landscape photography

Molly is our 10 year old golden retriever she has been on many walks on the Irish mountains, I just love her along-side me while walking and look at the views.

She will often, take a rest to look at the views just in the same way I will, here she is talking a seat at the foot of Slievenamon, county Tipperary, after the long walk to top.