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.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Same ol', same ol' Sunday

We've been busy.  But nothing much to write about.
We've been to the river every morning to walk around the track.

Bella has 'suffered' puppy sniffs.

 Roxy and Kenzie continue their keep away games.
 The pups are growing quickly.
 And Dui has discovered a hole.
Each and every time we walk past the spot,
he has to race over and put his head in it.
 Turns out, it is a neatly dug den of some sort.
Don't know what dug it, but suspect the fox Dui bailed up 
a few weeks ago.
We have also chased a 'roo that has been on our side of the river
a few mornings.
So it's just the same ol' stuff.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday Mischief

Not OURS......HERS!
The main reason for yesterday's post about the pups
was to tell everyone that those two little white pups
aren't going anywhere.
They were born into their forever home!
(That part accidently deleted.)

Here's a Cockie announcing that it is claiming the nesting spot!

*    *    *    *

The  Game!
Kenzie always finds something at the river,
a stick, or 

Discarded bottle
that she waves in front of Roxy,
daring her to take it.
The chase is on, then they have  a tug-o-war. 

 Kenzie eventually cedes to Roxy
because she's older
and Roxy chews it up.
Kenzie will then run off to find another treasure
to tease Roxy with.
They never get tired of the game.

Have a good week.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Saturday Pupdate...

All the pups at the river, Kenzie, Bear, Pugsley (aka Bandit) and Teddy (Pirate) are growing.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Maybe some rain

The forecast is for a chance of a little rain tonight.

When we got up, the sky was dark and we thought the rain
 might come a bit earlier.
But all we got was dust.

 We had to come home from the river early.  
Seems the peeps don't like standing around in dusty wind.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Whoops on Wednesday...

We finally got our sliding door repaired today.
When the strange men left, we found this:
(the rollers had collapsed, as well.)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tankfull Tuesday

It's 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday here, so we're posting on Tuesday.
Look what we woke up to:

 Yep, RAIN.  It's not loads of rain, and not supposed to last most of the day, but it
should be enough to fill our little water tank.
 Hence the TANKFULL pun.
 (some mornings we're so sharp we almost cut ourselves.)

There has also been a low rumble of thunder:
(Exhibit A)

And as we're on Level 2 water restrictions, it isn't even our day to water the garden..BONUS!
It isn't enough to break the drought, but every little bit helps.
The small town to the north now has a no showers policy,
we dogs, naturally, want to do our part by not having baths!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Frightening Friday the Thirteenth

Bella's turn to see Dr Mervyn.
Bella doesn't like the Vet's.

All the usual examination things okay,
But, she has a lump on the end of her tail.
It is an old cyst with old pus and some 'unidentified cells' in the mix
so it'll have to be watched to see if it grows larger.

Bella was very happy to leave.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Woeful Wednesday on Thursday

Yesterday, after a big walk at the river, we came home 
to no electricity.
(The electricity company had sent a letter saying the power would be off from 9 to 4)

SHE went out for a day at the zoo,
and we were left at home.

SHE saw:

 And we stayed at home all alone.

sleeping hippo

 And we waited.....

 Two playful elephants having pushing contests.
The critically endangered Eastern Bongo
 We slept.
Mother and baby otters looking for snacks.
And we waited....
SHE saw lots of other things,
Siamang Apes, Gibbons,
Wild African Dogs, Przewalski's horses,
Galapagos Tortoises, Eland, Persian onagers, barbary sheep,
camels, assorted Australian Animals and
then stopped to get some Chinese food for lunch.
While we waited....
FINALLY SHE came home and we expected an
afternoon walk; but SHE wanted to rest and went to sleep!

UNTIL the power came back on.
(We did have some of the rice with our dinner.)