Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wordless Wednesday (nearly)

Dui --the black blob on the right-- 

taking a short break from cat watching.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


I don’t like sleeping on the leather chair 
but the blanket that rests on the back slipped down and it’s very comfortable!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Watch that clump of flowers......

Dui 's laser stare

See that white patch?   Watch it.

You can't fool the Dui-man you sneaky cat.....

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Today, we're thankful for Bella!

UPYRKILT I'm on Fire
That's her registered name.  She's the ONLY one in this household with papers.
But we don't make a big deal about it, because we don't want her to know 
how ill-bred the rest of us are.

Not lookin'...
Not lookin'....
Oh....all right....
Bella has lost some of her 'fire'.  She usually pokes along behind the rest of us.
Unless, there is a perceived threat.  
Like another  dog....or bike...or cat.

While Roxy and Dui have their leads locked very short,
Bella has been known to take over and go after the threat!

Today she is TEN!

We'll have an extra walk and TREATS to Celebrate.

Happy Birthday, Bella!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


The good thing about drought.....

is every day is perfect.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Our river

This morning as we read, with envy, of so many bloggers experiencing lots of rain, we thought of our river.

This was what it looked like a few weeks ago.

This is it now.

It's disgusting at the moment:  low, mucky and covered in weeds.
Our reservoir is only 7% full.
Some towns to the west of us are out of water.
We're lucky we only have a mucky river.
So if you can spare some of that rain, 
blow very hard, everyone together and send it south, please.

Saturday, April 6, 2019


SHE said I smelled like a dog.

So I rolled in something aromatic at the river.... 

I'm ignoring the afghan on the left which is for dogs to lie on.
and got a bath!

Life is so unfair at times...…….sigh.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thankful Thursday

We are thankful for the lady next door.

On rubbish night, she came over to ask if we wanted some meat she had in her freezer.  She said it had been in the freezer for awhile and she was going away for a few weeks so it was going in the bin as she wouldn't eat it.  
Then she thought of three deserving dogs (who only bark at her sometimes.)

Look what we scored!

A bag of twenty individually wrapped  sandwich steaks.
Our freezer is full now. 

We are very thankful....
but we may still bark at her sometimes.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday Mystery......

Every morning, we get up early for our early morning walk.

SHE usually gets 6 treats for us.  We have one treat when we get back....and have to do the sit, down and wait thing.  While we're waiting, SHE goes to the backroom and hangs up our leads.  SHE calls us and we come for another treat.

This morning, SHE got the 6 treats, then got dressed and ready to go.  BUT, the treats were missing!  SHE checked everywhere SHE might have put them.  BUT the treats were never found!

It is a Mystery!
(Luckily, we had more treats.)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

National Puppy Day!


Baby Bella

 Baby Roxy
 Baby Dui

We hope you have a wonderful day remembering when...…..

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Cat Zoomies!

Sorry no photos. 

We were zooming around the back garden.....even Bella.

  SHE thought we were having a game of fence zoomies with Jedda who lives on the OTHER side of the fence. 

 BUT we were zooming after a CAT!  Yes, a kitty was in our garden!!!

It was a new kitty--a tabby.
We'd never seen it around before
and we don't think we'll see it again.

(No animals were injured in this incident, BUT it was exciting while it lasted!


Dui hoping for another Cat appearance.

See my Ridgeback.
SHE says I'm a designer dog.....
designed by a committee.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Festive Friday...

From Here

To Here

In Five Years....

Happy Birthday, Dui!

And thanks to Princess Leah for the wonderful card and
 birthday wishes.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Do you remember Blue Bear?

He’s been hiding in Dui’s man cave all summer.

Some of you may remember that when Dui was made a junior policeman, he disarmed him (and de-eared him)

Occasionally, we hear Dui growling and throwing him around, but it wasn’t until this morning that he was out of the man cave. We think he may have been trying to escape, but he ended up in a worse situation.



He does look a bit happier.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Trickery a-foot

Do your peeps have special shoes they wear
 when you go for a walk?

And do they sometimes wear them at other times and you can’t relax because you think they’ll go somewhere without you?

Happens here.  


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Dui the gangster!

Dui has been hangin’ with some disreputable characters at the river.

Meet Bonnie and Clyde....


Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday Mischief

What can we say....!
Monday evening in OUR front garden!!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Dui's Take on Guard Duty

Guard duty is an exhausting business:

Cats, people walking down the street, magpies.....


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Wonderful Weekend

Ready to go....
(Bella is on the floor...her chosen travel place.)

There's a sun puddle on Dui's nose.
At the river
We're first
Great smells around the track.

Ready for another wild game...

Come on, Coco!

We want to chase you some more

Nope, I got the cushion, and I'm staying here!

We had loads of fun!
Hope you are having a great weekend, too.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Guess Who Came to Dinner....

.......and breakfast...and lunch....and morning tea.....

Or any time they’re hungry!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019


We’re here........just hotter.

Roxy and Bella being good dogs.

Since Christmas, our temps have averaged
between 100° and 110°
and even worse---HUMIDITY!

Dui seeing the camera and running away.
We've been up and out early, so we can hibernate in the 
air conditioning.

It has been  a summer of RIVER mornings.  School starts for the year this week, so on the way home from the river today,
there was a stopover at the outdoor Dog Wash!
Tomorrow, the car will go in to get rid of 6 weeks of river dirt and dog hair--white dog hair.
Doesn't look like it'll get any cooler soon.
We have had two fierce storms with rain, so no dust clouds.