Monday, February 24, 2020

Dui the Ever-ready

And the ain't cats.

Amazing the cooperation when there is a treat in sight.

As you know we have heaps of cats in our 'hood,
And Dui is always in hyper-mode scanning the area
for cats.
Our early morning walks are taken in the dark
lit by streetlights.
Cats usually appear as furry puddles with flattened ears
watching us intently
or sit upright like statues.
They know the dogs can't get them.
Dui always stops, glares and lunges to get them to run.  
(Cats that don't move are useless.)
On later walks,
Dui also stops, glares and occasionally lunges
at ain't cats.*
Ain't cats can be plant pots, water meters, shoes left by
a front door, garden ornaments, bit of rubbish, piles of
garden waste...…..
Dui is always at the ready to Stop, Glare and Lunge.
(and usually tangles the leads.....sigh.)

*Ain't Cats is the term SHE uses based on Stymie (The Little Rascals) who
once ate half a bucket of  Ain't Ice Cream before discovering it was lard.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Ready, Steady.....


Time to leap into the weekend!
Have a good one!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Dui is back in action--we are changing vets, but that's another story.
Bella's strange behaviour was just that--strange behaviour.

Here's Dui in action this morning.

Thanks for all your wishes and POTP.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Dui and the Terrible, Horrible...

No Good, Very Bad Weekend.
(which affected everyone)

The first hint of something wrong.
Friday morning, Dui refused to walk around the track at the river.
He found a grassy patch and just ate grass.

He was not himself that morning.
And turned his nose up at dinner--
( it was sardine night!!!)
Saturday morning he was forced to did walk slowly 
around the track on a lead.
But showed no interest in anything.

Though he slept all day and refused all food all day,
 he did eat dinner.
Then exploded during the night from both ends.
(SHE doesn't recommend cleaning floors and carpets at 2 a.m.)

Sunday morning he seemed a bit better,
though still refused food and worse....water.
He slept most of the day.
Monday, he was extremely lethargic, 
only moving to change position.
However, by noon, he did have a drink.
At bedtime he ate a few tablespoons of pureed chicken and rice.
Happy to report this morning he ate more of the puree 
for breakfast, a biscuit, went for a walk--alert for cats--
and two 'good boy' treats!!

However, Bella is beginning to show the same symptoms.
Hope it won't be a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week!

Friday, February 14, 2020


Our river is very muddy and high at the moment.
Looks like the chocolate river in
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Water Dragon (log) is nearly submerged.

And there are lots of muddy puddles around the track.

Yesterday's mud song is the chorus of
The Hippopotamus Song.

(Sometimes bits of HER Early Childhood teaching leak out.)

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Sometimes you are reminded of a song.
Mud, mud.....glorious mud.
There's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
So follow me, follow....
Down to the hollow...
And there let me wallow,
In glorious mud.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Blog Story

There was a link to WUSA on our blog the other day, about a tornado that hit the town where our auntie lives.
SHE looked at it and realised that the trail of destruction
was very close to her house, but SHE couldn't
enlarge the map and couldn't see how close it actually was.
An email was sent to see if they had any damage, and was assured that there were only branches down and the trash bins were found several houses down.
But a large tree had  fallen just a couple of houses up the street.

SHE sent  another email to our other auntie who lives
nearby, and had sent a few emails after the tornado,
but didn't mention it.
Auntie B also said she'd driven to Auntie D's house, about 20 minutes after the tornado and didn't notice a thing.
Auntie B also thought it was very funny the way the information came to us.

Do you have any Blog Stories?
Tell us, please.

This photo is just a reminder of whose blog this actually is.