a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event.
the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgements logically.

Once upon a time there were two young dogs

who decided that chasing or two vehicles was good fun. 

Only one or two white trucks. 

As we don’t have a front fence it was

imperative to stop this behaviour.

So every time they chased,  I would head out 
with my 

loudest voice and tell them to get to their kennels.   

Growling and telling them what bad dogs

they were was all part of it. 

They were tied up for ten or fifteen minutes. 

Soon they decided that it was better not to be

growled at and to have more freedom. 

Now I don’t even need to exit the house and they will

go to their kennel on command and sit and wait (no chain)

until they are ‘released’ or they think they

have served long enough in the ‘penalty box’. 

Initially their idea of a penalty did not coincide with mine

and they served further time. 

They are now more prudent about when

it is ‘safe’ to leave their kennels. 

I’m not sure if they are reasoning. 

However, I do know the reason for their ‘punishment’

has worked and they are better behaved

although at times loud while they are free. 

Do they sound like anyone you know?


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Reason



African eyes…

…at Elephant Whispers….

…a cheetah at

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.



Say Hello to ‘Limpy’ the lioness.

So named because she was born

with a malformed foot.

This night while on a game drive

a sharp bend in the track nearly

had our vehicle run over Limpy.

She settle 15-20 feet away, called to her cubs,

then turned and looked at me.

I still get goose bumps all over when I see this image.

No fences, no barrackades,

just mutual trust separated us.

Sadly she had to be put down

in less than twelve months

as she had contracted a contagious disease

of some sort.

R.I.P Limpy


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Eyes