Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Still here....

SHE's had a cold--first one in 6 years--so hasn't been blog-minded.

We've had a great week, though.

Friday morning (because SHE was in a hurry), Dui managed to get out of the gate and spent a blissful 10 minutes harassing the cat across the street until it raced across several gardens--with Dui in hot pursuit--into a stormwater drain.  He then, consented to having the lead attached.

Saturday morning we had a record 16 dogs at the river....all racing around like maniacs, getting wet, covered in burrs and grass and barking!  Sunday we were back to the usual eleven.

We've been having cold mornings--frosty mornings--ideal for playing dog in/dog out (SHE just loves that!)

And one morning there was a kangaroo in our front yard!  First time.  But by the time SHE got the camera and coaxed us inside. (We were suspicious at HER trying to make us indoor dogs when SHE was obviously going out.)  The 'roo was gone.

We've been having mid-morning walks and lying out in the sun.  Dui has been keeping tabs on a Jack Russell that's visiting next door, and bringing dead grass and leaves inside.

But otherwise, we're just hanging around.

We always check out this pile as soon as we get out of the car for our run!
Hope you are having a good week.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


It's right outside our window!


The nerve....

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dui ruined our Walk yesterday....

We were walking around the weekday track.
It was a beautiful day and we had the whole area
to ourselves.
We were going to do a couple of laps,
but Dui

 took off after a wallaby!
He chased it through a paddock full of calves.
The curious calves started running after him.
Then he disappeared into the scrub.
We just headed back to the car....our walk cut short.
He finally gave up.  There's no way he can catch a wallaby,
And followed us, slowly, back to the car.

Dui is going to have to be on the lead most of the time now.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The man with the Silly Walk.

Every morning the man with the silly walk goes past our house.
At first we wondered what he was doing....practising for one of those Walking Races?

Now, we think he has a neurological disorder.
But rain, shine, frost....whatever....he makes his way up the street with his strange  hop-skip gait, concentrating on moving. 
We never bark at him. 

We admire him for his incredible spirit.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dead trees

Along our river are lots of old, dead gum trees.
 They are allowed to stay.
 Because they are great nesting places for sulphur-crested cockatoos and lots of other birds.
We think this bird has found a perfect site--
Spring isn't too far away.

And, yes, the sky was THAT blue yesterday.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Lover's Day...

Bella, as a puppy, was our book lover.
 Here's a selection of her favourites.
Maybe that's why SHE switched to a kindle.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bad Omen...

We are just heading out to a morning at the river with our friends.
the laundry tub has water in it,
the washing machine is covered in towels and
items of torture.....

ready for our return.
This can't be good.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fine Dining Friday

Tonight for dinner we had Surf 'n' Turf. 
Well, more like surf-n-scratch.
We usually have SARDINES in OIL on our kibble.
Today, SHE found some chicken breasts that needed
to be used.  So SHE boiled them in the microwave.
And when they exploded, we knew they were ready.
So we had sardines in oil and boiled chicken on our kibble.
We broke the 30 second meal record!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend coming up!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

 Hurry up.....
What do you mean we can only have the ice cream?!!