Sunday, December 8, 2019

Weekend Wrap up

We went to the river as if you couldn't work that out...BOL!
Roxy, though better, is still not back to her usual self.
You can tell by her hang dog look.
It is difficult to tell what is unwell and what is theatrics.
 She cries and yelps if anyone or anydog comes close to her.  However, she jumps up on furniture, or down to race out to bark at cats or people walking dogs.

She also never yelps when touched in the same place....seems to move around her body.
We are still just letting her take the lead.
On Sunday, one of the pups came (you'll notice Roxy has no problem jumping up to see).
 It was Teddy (formerly Pirate).  
The pups had their inoculations a few weeks ago and have been in quarantine.
The Vet also said they were girls....not boys!
Checking out Teddy after our long absence. 
 We could have told them that!

Though much of the east coast of Oz has fires,
there are no fires near us
but, we are getting the smoke.
It was quite bad on the weekend.
That's why it looks so hazy.

 Teddy came with us on our walk along the track.
She's a very good girl.

(Also, Canadian and American firefighters have volunteered to give up their Christmas at home to help control the fires.  We are VERY GRATEFUL!)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Family Friday

You know how you can’t choose your relatives.  Well, this our Virginia cousin, Bart, that SHE visited in November while certain dogs. who shall remain nameless, were in detention.

He and his dad love hanging out together eating pretzels and 
beef jerky while watching football.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Daisy and Lily

We had some Westie visitors on the weekend--Daisy and Lily.  They were visiting from Melbourne.
And though they live near a real beach, they were happy to enjoy our river.

Dui was quite smitten with the girls.

Today everyone went to the Police Paddock.
 Dui had to stay on the lead because he gets a bit excited 
 when he sees joggers, cyclists, walkers with
other dogs, cows, 'roos and all were around today.
Roxy is still not feeling a 100%
though she did rally to bark at the cats....

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Black Monday....

Only the black dogs went for a walk today.  Roxy was  paranoid.
Too much wind.

 We had some rain last night and during the day.  Again, not much, but all rain is welcome.
However, there was not enough to prevent the daily
afternoon dust storm.

Everything seems to be covered in dust.
It seeps through every crack.....

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

We don't really have Thanksgiving here.  But this year,
We were released from prison on Thursday!!!!

After 25 days of detention, we're home at last!

Dui's 'hotspot' has healed, Bella's tail bump is smaller,
but Roxy has managed to hurt herself again--
probably when she raced to jump in the car.
So she's been looking woe begone.

We went to the river this morning.
Dui leaving pee-mail everywhere...
 We've been away for 25 days, and SHE wants a photo.  
 (We wouldn't look at her.)
You can see how dry it is here.

But the main thing is

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween

Roxy is back to.....well....Roxy.  Madly running around 
and jumping!
Whatever was sore has healed.  Thanks for all the POTP.

Bella and Dui have been having daily torture sessions to get the mats and dreadlocks out of their fur.  
Bella has been drastically clipped.
The daily runs at the river in all the dust and burrs ignored too long, made the fur impossible to brush out.

Why the sudden interest in well-groomed dogs, you ask?
We are going to 'camp' for most of November and SHE
wants the directors to think SHE's a responsible scotty peep.

We won't be around to comment on blogs, so if you don't hear from us, we're not just ignoring you.

Happy Halloween!

Here are a few FB finds that we like:

First date...
 Look at this one carefully...

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Roxy has a sore something.
It happened last night.
So our walk this morning was done at a snail's pace.

She needed help getting into the car and out.
We suspect the back foot.
So we're just relaxing indoors for the rest of the day
in hopes resting it, will make it better.
(Roxy usually races around like a maniac and had 
soft tissue, muscular soreness before.  It has always just healed with rest--until the next time she runs around like a maniac.)
Have a great weekend.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mischief Monday......and Tuesday

First of all, look at  THIS!

In OUR front yard,  just outside our surveillance window!
And it didn't move when we told it to....

THEN on Monday, there was more mischief.
(Although, it wasn't mischief in our view.)
On our run , Roxy thought she saw something and went charging after it (ignoring all calls).  Naturally, Dui followed.
We did come back...eventually...when we didn't find anything.
SHE was so angry, we were put on leads and had to WALK
sedately next to HER.
We did not get our 'good dog' treats and SHE ignored us for the rest of the day.

This morning
Roxy started to run off again this morning.  She did come
back quickly, but had to be put on the lead.
Dui ran off a little further up the track and had to have the lead, too.
this happened!

Right in front of us and we could do NOTHING!
Except bark.
That 'roo was lucky we were restrained....

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dry Tuesday...

Another dust storm.  
(We live under that cloud to the left.)

The good news is there is so much dust around, SHE doesn't worry about dog baths; SHE just vacuums several times a day.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Dui Goes Exploring

With the river level down, Dui decided to go exploring.....

Friday, October 4, 2019

Signs of Spring....

Tonight the clocks will 'spring' forward.
The temperatures are warmer.
Despite the drought, our trees and bushes are blossoming.

 We like going out in the garden early in the morning.
Of course, there are more flies.
And the woollens have been washed and ready to pack away....
or in HER suitcase for a visit to Virginia in November.

Once again, the 'Madi Hug Scarf' made by Madi's Mom
sent to us when Daisy died five years ago,

has been washed and is ready for action next June 
when it is winter  again.
Sure signs that Spring is here!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


As you know we have problems with CATS.
We work hard alerting the area when the
cats are on the move.
As it is getting warmer, they tend to stay in the
storm drains and move to the 'free' bar across the street.
That is, when Ghost Kitty isn't watching.

However, we admit that sometimes they are amusing.