giving a feeling of comfort,
warmth, and relaxation.


Taji and Candi always look cosy

in their kennels surrounded

by blankets.


Even timid Smudge is happy in his 10 x 10foot

cage during the day. 

We have the door set so that he can get in

but not dogs. 

It keeps him under control at night and gives him

a safe place to run to during the day.   

I built him a rudimentary box in which he spends

most of his daylight hours keeping a

keen eye on the backyard.




Both dogs also have a bed on the back verandah.

Should the weather come from the west,

as it often does here, both pooches

scamper for their kennels.

Every now and then Candi decides it’s time

to spring clean Taji’s bedding…

…and every day she pulls her own bedding

out to air off while she sits on it. 

Once and only once have I seen

her pulling bedding into her kennel

at the end of the day.

















have a portion of (something) with another or others.


What began as a way to keep two young dogs

busy for an hour in the afternoon,

has now become a ritual.

A few handfuls of cat food thrown around

our backyard keeps the canine and feline population

wandering around until they are certain

every last morsel has been found.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:...Sharing







a peculiar or characteristic habit
or mannerism.

We are uncertain how it started…

…however, Candi’s party trick is…

…to fetch and catch her play rope.


A ball or any other type of throwable toy

does not hold her interest for long.


I have seen many kelpies during my working life

and none of them ever showed the energy

she possesses for chasing a bit of rope.

I guess she has never worked a day in her

life though and she expends her energy

chasing a rope…if she can con someone

into throwing it.


Fandango’s One-Word Challenge:…Trick





a part or quantity that is left after the greater part
has been used, removed, or destroyed.

Every morning after Taji has her breakfast

she surveys Candi’s kennel for remnants

of Candi’s breakfast.

Should an interior inspection prove unsuccessful,

the grounds surrounding Candi’s kennel

are then given a once over.

Just to be certain 🙂


Fandango’s One-Word Challenge:…Remnant





relating to biology or living organisms.


Although total strangers dear old Maggie and young Taji

were related biologically.

Maggie’s GG-Grandparent and Taji’s GGG-Grandparent

were litter mates..







More than a few years ago now,

when Maggie was boss of the backyard,

a stranger passed through Maggie’s territory.


Maggie’s attempt to catch said stranger

were thwarted when stranger deftly slipped

through our boundary fence.


Fandango’s One-Word Challenge:…Thwart





the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour,
using punishment to correct disobedience



Whether they are tied up or not we often see

them head for their kennel to keep dry.