Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween......

From the Doorway Dogs...

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkin Treats

Lightning and Ciara sent us a recipe for pumpkin treats.

 We had most of the ingredients, only had to buy pumpkin and honey.
This is a grey pumpkin.  It has a VERY tough skin, but
not as tough as a Queensland need
 a chainsaw to get that skin off.
 We used Yellow Box Honey.
For those of you who just buy honey at the
supermarket, honey comes in loads of flavours,
depending on the blooms the bees find.
We have a honey-tasting shop nearby, and SHE says
some of the flavours are incredible (no dogs allowed).
Anyway, SHE made the dough and we had to wait
for ages for them to be done.  There's even extra dough 
in the fridge for another day.

It stated that the dough should be cut with a pumpkin cutter.
We think SHE got that wrong.....

The taste-testing crew is ready.

No photo because we ran off to eat them in private,
and came back for more--which we didn't get.
Thanks Woos!

Flashback Friday 

Daisy and Bella pizapped into squirrels.


Thursday, October 29, 2015


Up early in the morning!
 Ready to go to the river.
Bella ALWAYS sits on the floor.
 We backed out of the driveway.
Look at our front yard!

It's that sneaky Roy acting like he owns the place again.....sheesh!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Beautiful time of year.....

 Whether you're out enjoying all those Autumn colours, or Spring blooms, it's a beautiful time of year.
Look at our little garden.....

Don't worry, we've made running tracks through all the bushes....
HER little vegie patch is growing well.

 Daisy's daisies.......we think they need some water.

One of the bottlebrushes

 SHE loves their gold flecks.
 Of course, we're very busy keeping the honeyeaters--birds--away from our plants.

 Bird of Paradise has four blooms this year.  Our cheapo camera can't capture the brilliant orange properly.
 The rose bush is going wild.
 The Oleander is just gorgeous.
 Yes, we have several Oleander and have raised six pups here and none has ever chewed them.
(We do keep the lower branches pruned.)
The front yard bottlebrush tree
That the cats love to sit in.
That funny green thing on the right is our letter box....people often ask.
Photobombing the succulents.
They're new.

So get out there and enjoy those beautiful days....

Thursday, October 22, 2015


And ESPECIALLY their pawrents
who are in need of some hugs.

We can't be there in person,
to give you big hugs,
 but we're sending hugs from Australia.


We hope they make you smile!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Few word Wednesday

Still here...
Same old stuff.

Early morning river walks.
Aroma Therapy and hose bath
Dead baby bird in the bedroom.
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday Mischief

Dui alerted us--and (SHE says) everyone else on this side
 of the river!
That right next door, that tall grass.
 We're watchin' you........
 That's it!  Get back to your own


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throw-back Thursday...Our Friend Millie

Some of you may remember our friend Millie.
SHE came to live with her mum when her mum first became ill.
From the start, a  crazy girl, full of character.  She was there when her mum went through numerous painful tests to finally get a diagnosis (POEMS), then Chemo, stem-cell harvesting and transplants.

She'd  welcome the Home Care people who came to help shower her mum and clean the house;  nurses, and therapists.
With Bella, both puppies.
 She was always ready for a game when we came to visit.

Dui and Millie--was Dui ever that small?

She rode on the mobility scooter and wheelchair, when her mum needed them.

Well, her mum is much, much better at the moment, able to enjoy shopping and sewing and her new granddaughter.

Millie and her beloved ball.

But, Millie had to go to the Bridge the other morning quite unexpectedly.
We are a very sad bunch.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Our first frisbee...

We're playing with our friend Pi's frisbee.

It's fun.....and SHE told everyone 
we didn't know how to play frisbee....sheesh!