Maida

 On my list of places to see in Edinburgh, this summer, was the memorial to Sir Walter Scott. Some people travel far to see the great writer, but we were there to see his beloved deerhound, Maida. I’m glad we made it. I know that look well, after years of having deerhounds.

We had our latest deerhound pup with us in Edinburgh. He did his best to replicate the statue by the steps, but he’s young and easily distracted. Seems a good excuse to go back when he’s a little bit older.

 

32 thoughts on “Maida

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 9:58 am
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      It is a classic hound look. That, and taking over the whole of the sofa. Preferably upside down.

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 9:57 am
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      It’s been on my bucket list for a while.

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 6:59 am
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    What lovely photos! I would love to visit Edinburgh and it looks like you will definitely have to go back!

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 9:53 am
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      We only spent a day. We’d love to go back.

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 7:44 am
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    One of the sights in Edinburgh I am not familiar with. What a great deocition of Maida. #mysundayphoto

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 9:56 am
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      They got it just right.

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 8:33 am
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    Edinburgh looks so full of history and things to go, good couple of photos.

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 9:59 am
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      We will definitely return.

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 8:38 am
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    It’s a great replica with your lively young pup. I can’t believe I’ve never been to Edinburgh – one day.

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 9:59 am
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      Yes, one day you should.

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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    Gorgeous dog, and what a fabulous idea for a photo.
    #mysundayphoto

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 2:07 pm
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      Thanks Anne. Tickled pink I finally made it there with one of my dogs.

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 4:43 pm
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    What fab photos.
    What a great idea to recreate it the statue x

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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      Thanks Kim. Yes. It’s gone full circle!

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 5:20 pm
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    Hi Cheryl, I saw a photo of a dog the other day and could say it was a deerhound with confidence. And that is all thanks to you! I don’t think I’d ever heard of the breed before I started reading your blog. I think that with a little practice and a lot of patience your deerhound pup will be able to be the living statue of Maida.

    #MySundayPhoto

    xx

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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      I hope you were doing something like a pub quiz at the time and it was the deciding question. I was impressed at how Maida the statue was recognizably a deerhound. Breeds change over the years, but she looked just like my old girl I lost last year. I will train the pup daily so next time he adopts just the right position. 😀

    • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 6:31 pm
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      I can recommend a visit.

    • Monday 24 September, 2018 at 11:32 am
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      Thanks. They certainly are!

  • Sunday 23 September, 2018 at 11:48 pm
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    I only get to see deerhounds once a year at the St. Paddy’s parade and they mix them in there with Irish Wolfhounds, what a sweet and noble pup. Loving this idea to recreate the statue, lol. Sweet babi!

    • Monday 24 September, 2018 at 11:37 am
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      It had to be done. Seen photos of the St Paddy’s parades. Glad the deeries can join in too.

    • Monday 24 September, 2018 at 11:37 am
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      It certainly is.

  • Monday 24 September, 2018 at 10:48 am
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    There are so many places in the UK I’d love to visit. Jusit added Edinburgh to the list. Love the statue and your dog. I’m not really familiar with the breed but it’s beautiful! #MMBC

    • Monday 24 September, 2018 at 11:43 am
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      I hope you make it to Edinburgh. Worth a visit for sure. Deerhounds are an unusual breed. I’m always surprised when people we meet, know what they are.

  • Monday 24 September, 2018 at 7:33 pm
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    What lovely photos. We were going to visit this year but ran out of time. I would love to visit 🙂 #MMBC

    • Tuesday 25 September, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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      Hope you make it one day. 🙂

  • Thursday 27 September, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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    yes pups are like toddlers, never looking the right way or staying still long enough to get a decent photo. Hope you manage to get back again in the coming years. #MySundayPhoto

    • Thursday 27 September, 2018 at 3:01 pm
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      Oh. So, true. Too many interesting things to investigate, at that age. Yes, hope to get back one day.

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