Faithful Friend They say a photograph is worth a thousand words, but of course, I'm going to have to add a few more... There is so much I want to learn about taking photos and using Photoshop Elements to make them just as I want. For me sharing a photo is about sharing what I see and how I see ... [ Read More ]
Trust Me, I’ll Catch You
Trust Me, I'll Catch You You may find it surprising to know that our cat chose us. She came to us as a feral (and I mean feral) cat. Once we realised she had kittens we started leaving food out for her and it wasn't long before she moved onto our woodpiles with her litter. She wasn't the least ... [ Read More ]
Buddy Love For the past two months, we've been looking after my parents' dog whilst they've been galavanting. It's said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that is certainly true for Buddy. And as skanky an old dog, that she is, Buddy loves her (and we do too). He loves her manky old ... [ Read More ]
Really, Alphie? Really?
Really, Alphie? Really? We have five dogs. Yep, I know. Totally bonkers right? But I wouldn't have it any other way. Five is the limit though. Over the years, when an old dog passes on we do say, "right no more" and then along comes another dog in need of a home. What can I say? Now meet ... [ Read More ]
Where Does A Cat Have To Sleep To Get Some Peace?
Where Does A Cat Have To Sleep To Get Some Peace? Yay! This was the photo I had planned for last Sunday! It was tucked away in the totally wrong folder (so much for trying to be organised). Last week there was one thing after another that kept me from sharing a Sunday photo, my misfiled photo being ... [ Read More ]
Slow Cooker Dog Food
Slow Cooker Dog Food Cook this slow cooker dog food for your dogs and I promise you they will love you forever! It was last winter when a friend told me that since feeding their older dog chicken bones she seemed to be less stiff and recovered faster after a long walk. Needless to say, I was ... [ Read More ]
Life’s Just Not Fair
Life's Just Not Fair Life's just not fair when you're a dog. Having five dogs in the house means we have our hands full, so it makes sense to have a few ground rules. One of those rules is no big dogs on the furniture. Not unless we let them up. It may seem a little unfair, but the bigger dogs ... [ Read More ]
How Did That Get Up There?
How Did That Get Up There? Buddy loves to play fetch. Not only will he fetch, but he actually brings the toy back and will try to place it back in my hand. Unfortunately, because his hips aren't good we don't play for too long, which is a shame as he is a joy to play with. Out of all our dogs, ... [ Read More ]
Dogs Go A Lizarding
Dogs Go A Lizarding Zola has been with us for a year now and has grown into an extremely lively and bouncy dog. She is still best friends with her partner in crime, Buddy and they do get up to some mischief together. Together they 'kill' tissue boxes (my daughter has a habit of leaving them on ... [ Read More ]
So You Think You Can Stare Me Out?
So You Think You Can Stare Me Out? Meet Ugg, our not-so-feral-anymore cat. She is a totally different cat to the one that turned up over two years ago with her five kittens. Let's just say she didn't get the name Ugg for no reason, although these days I tend to call her Uggles. It seems kinder. ... [ Read More ]
Buddy, The Ice Dog
Buddy, The Ice Dog When it's cold and miserable outside you only have to look near the fireplace to see four of our five dogs. Just a muttering of the word "outside" has the dogs deliberately looking in the opposite direction trying desperately not to be seen. Which, I must say can be very ... [ Read More ]
Butter Wouldn’t Melt
Butter Wouldn't Melt Some of you may remember when Zola first joined our family, back at the beginning of July. It may have only been a couple of months ago, but now, it's hard to remember a time without her. She is full on, an adorable pest with a butter wouldn't melt in her mouth ... [ Read More ]
Zola, One Determined Puppy
Zola, One Determined Puppy It's happened. We've acquired another dog. A puppy that we've named Zola, after the long distance runner Zola Bud because she came out of a bush (the dog, not Zola) and followed my husband the last four kilometers of an evening run. Which for such a young puppy took sheer ... [ Read More ]
It’s A Cat’s Life
It's A Cat's Life It's a cat's life! How these cats lives have changed. They are now relaxed, feed, spayed and happy cats; a stark contrast to the scraggy, untrusting and hissy cats they were twelve months ago. Two days ago I had no idea what photos I was going to use for my Sunday's post and ... [ Read More ]
How To Colour Code Your Dog’s Poop And When You May Have To
Why Would You Ever Need To Colour Code Your Dog's Poop? Colour coding dog's poop may sound a little strange, but as I found out recently there may come a time when you need to colour code your dog's poop. Especially if you have more than one dog, as we do. Recently all four of our dogs were sick ... [ Read More ]
Official Poop Sleuth
Official Poop Sleuth I had intended to call this post 'It's Been A Crappy Week', but on second thoughts I decided that sounded rather negative, because it hasn't really been a crappy week in a negative sense, it's been a crappy week in a poop kind of way. Anyone who regularly reads my blog will ... [ Read More ]
Kokoni Or Markiesje?
Kokoni Or Markiesje Two years ago we fostered a street dog that ended up becoming part of our family. She's a beautifully elegant dog, has a lovely temperament, never seems to run out of energy and is highly intelligent (unlike a couple of our other dogs). Taking a dog off the streets means ... [ Read More ]
The Cats Are Looking Good
The Cats Are Looking Good Sorting through the few hundred photographs I've taken on my new camera this week (most of which I ditched), I was pleasantly surprised at how a few of the photographs turned out. This week I have spent a considerable amount of time getting familiar with the camera. ... [ Read More ]
Hip Dysplasia In Dogs; Delaying The Inevitable
Hip Dysplasia In Dogs... Is a condition affecting the hip joints causing discomfort and instability that can affect certain dogs at any age. Some breeds of dog, like German Shepherds, Labradors, rottweilers, St. Bernards and Old English Sheep dogs are more prone to the disease than other dog ... [ Read More ]
This Week We’ve Been Totally Baffled…
By the appearance of a strange (and rather cute) kitten... The Other Morning... I went out to feed Ugg, our not-so-feral-anymore cat and her kitten (sadly we were down to one), when I heard mewing from behind our freezer. Which was rather strange as our cats were rumbling away, awaiting their ... [ Read More ]
Curiosity Killed The Cat…
It Really Did... This was meant to be a happy post, about how we recently had two of our now totally tame male kittens neutered. It was something I wanted to get done and dusted; one, because I just wanted to get their surgery over and done with (I'm a worry arse) and two because they are getting ... [ Read More ]