Whispers a small 'hello'
Posted Dec 11, 2014
I wonder if there's anybody in here?
Four legs becoming a literary icon
Posted Apr 24, 2014
Goodness me I have now had six requests for a Witter (the weekly episode that I email to friends and family).
I have put myself into her brain - a weird experience - a couple of times and then written on her behalf - and received more responses to any Witters other than tragic ones (earthquakes, deaths).
So tomorrow and I will be having a serious conversation to work out what she wants to say to the world. If she's feeling literary her thoughts will be channeled through my head, arms, fingers and keyboard.
Think canine seance
Four legs very comfy indeed thank you Fb
Posted Apr 1, 2014
I bought a couple of sheepskin rugs this week. There's a guy at work who can get seconds very cheaply. They have wee holes in, or gaps in the fleece here and there: you really wouldn't know unless you know
All my life I have wanted a sheepskin rug by my bed, to sink my toes into first thing in the morning My brothers all had one when we were kids, but for some reasaon I didn't... Anyway, I decided to treat myself. And to have one for the spare room too.
Trouble is, I have woken up both mornings since I put the rug next to the bed and put my toes not into warm snuggly sheepskin, but onto warm cosy She has abandoned her formerly perfectly acceptable bed made up of a duvet and microfleece blanket for the comfort of a sheepskin
Just as well I bought two. One for Fb. One for
Four legs shaky...
Posted Mar 27, 2014
Poor was subjected to a massive thunderstorm while I was at work on Tuesday
When I arrived home there was a message taped to the gatepost from friends to say that had visited them during the storm. "What storm?" was my first thought: nothing had happened except heavy rain in Chchch.
Turns out clever had slipped through a gap in the gate and found her way to a safe haven for the duration. I am so proud of her common sense.
It was a bigger deal than for most animals because she was shut in a kennel on her own during the earthquakes in Chchch by her former owners and has consequently got a few neuroses, one of which is thunder cracking immediately overhead and shaking the earth... not surprisingly. I am gutted that I wasn't home to reassure her, but delighted that she had friends who did it for me. Mind you, she thanked them by peeing on their carpet
She's back to normal now, if slightly more clingy than normal.
Four legs good...
Posted Mar 11, 2014
Since I last spent any time on h2g2 a new love has come into my life
My 2012 Xmas self-present was a five year old who had been traumatised by the Chchch earthquakes and needed a quiet, secure, loving home.
She's what is known hereabouts as a Bitsa. Bitsa labrador, bitsa ridgeback, bitsa German shepherd, bitsa staffy.
She's a big sook, but has an impressively deep growly conversational voice, which is quite enough to scare off unwelcome visitors Her tail is like a whiplash on her friends. Tough love She loves eating just about anything, with her favourite food being apples fresh from the trees at the moment - with "interesting" results a few hours later
My greatest joy each day is getting home from work to a yodelling, waggy
She's changed my life and I suspect you will hear more