Sundowning with Stan

Watchful Eye
Watchful Eye

There’s a magic about September sunsets, especially those spent at the beach with a bundle of spaniel energy called Stan.

Stan 3
Shadowing Me

Is there time for one last dance with the waves?

On the Edge

Another day draws to a close; a day of puppy fun, frolics and fondest unconditional love.

Stan 4

Tomorrow is another day!


Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

32 thoughts on “Sundowning with Stan”

  1. I love looking at the pics of Stan..he’s such a beautiful looking dog..Our son had a black labrador named Buster who has since passed on …He always liked to tease us with his toys..offering them to us and running away with them. He had a wonderfu sense of smell and alerted me to a female , had I not acted I would have been in dire trouble. It wasn’t until years later that I saw an article about how a dogs keen sense of smell is being used in detecting Cancer especially ovarian. Buster is missed by all of his family.

  2. Stan is so handsome. Is he an English Springer Spaniel? I ask because my family 100 and more years ago always had that type of dog, and he looks like the photos I have of their dogs. Sometimes spotted and sometimes all black.

    1. Hi Luanne, Stan is all eyes reading your comment!
      He’s a cross between a Cocker spaniel and a Springer spaniel ~ known as a ‘Sprocker.’ His mother was a glorious golden Cocker and his father was a liver and white Springer. They lived on the same farm and the pups were an ‘accident,’ but a very happy one as the litter of pups was gorgeous. Stan was the only jet black one.

    1. Hi Sarah, yes they seem to. My son has one who adores swimming, diving and just resting in water but Stan has a healthy respect for it and is more one for rock pools and paddling!

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