Over the weekend I visited my wife’s uncle, an old cowherd, to whom I gave my Bullmastiff many years back as his own dog had died. My Bullmastiff, Veles, named after the ancient Slavic god – the one to whom I feel the closest – is an old boy now but still acts like a puppy when I occasionally visit. He’s slow and rheumatic as he’s 8 years old but he still guards his yard ferociously and is still soft with those in his clan. Superb dog. I wish he’d had pups.
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My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit http://www.edwardotoole.com View more posts