I read ‘precious’.

A re-read found the extra ‘co’.

Time being of the essence and today is short

on time..again.

Can my pets be precious this time?

Please?  🙂

Pets throughout the years.

Brandy..More than pet more like a colleague

01-11-1988 to 15-09-2001


March 2000 – August 2016



See the expression on his face

Moppett was not wanted by her owners and MGW

rescued her from an untimely departure

from this world.

She now lives under our the Mop Top Tree

which is a grafted variety of Robinia


Whatever the dogs thought it was Sox who was boss.

Maggie always slept on the outer when Sox

wanted some blanket and sun.


        Ginger, a pup from the first and only litter

sired by Brandy, also enjoyed

being a retired sheepdog.

She died rather suddenly in the Spring of 2015,

ending a 28 year run with father and daughter

as my favourite dogs.



The summer of 2016 saw our current Labrador

enter our life.

It was not until a few weeks after her papers arrived

that we discovered the new kid on the block

and dear old Maggie were related.

Maggie’s G-G and Taji’s G-G-G

(their Grandfather / Grandmother were litter mates)


Yet they were bred over 200 kilometres

and 15 years apart.


A few weeks later saw the arrival of

my Black and Tan Kelpie, Candi.

Candi was a belated Christmas birthday gift

from Number 2 Son and Number 1 Daughter-in-Law.

Just prior to Christmas to 2018 we rescued

our latest addition to the backyard menagerie.

Smudge (check photo and right side of nose)

is so timid that lawn mowers and similar

will send him into hiding.

That’s okay if he is hiding in his pen,

however he also hides in the garden and will

not appear until hunger gets the better of him

or he deems the coast is clear.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Precious-Pets