Week 109


I Googled the meaning of ‘steadfast’ for inspiration,

and found

resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.


loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable,

reliable, steady, true, constant, staunch, trusty.

Now at the risk of boring readers all I could think of

was dear old Brandy.

From the day I brought him home…

 until he became the master and was

teaching his apprentice, he was

all of those definitions of steadfast to me.


Pic and Word Challenge: Steadfast



Hope your hand is better Paula and

hope you don’t mind me posting.

I often wondered why Number 1 Son was such

 a creature of routine…and I think I know why!

On Wednesday,

MGW and I were heading into a Geelong

Macca’s for coffee during the week

when we spied Zak.

Zak was a lovely, patient dog (as comes with age)

and waited with his owner while children played.

Both owner and Zak were kind enough

to let me take (and publish) their photo.


Thursday’s Special: A-Stranger’s-Pet



In the summer of 1989….

I created this kennel from the meagre scraps

of material which came with our farm.

It last until the summer of 2016.

Two new dogs meant two new kennels.


 Taji was introduced to hers…

and she appeared to give it…


the nose of approval.

She promised Candi that she would not

use hers until Candi had one, also.

Then Maggie had a look around and

decided she wanted new digs also.

so it was that we had three home-made

kennels being occupied.

This is Candi’s kennel.

Yesterday, as on other days when Taji is tied up

and Candi off the chain,

they snuggle up for their midday nap together.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Hand-Made


Travel Theme-Animal-Companions



Animal Companions

 Travel Theme.


My companions through the years.

Brandy, December 1988.

Around eight or nine years later

Brandy had an off-sider to train.

Her name was Zoe.

Brandy’s daughter, Ginger, was born early September 2001.

Ginger was one of Brandy’s only litter of pups,

that we know of, and she was born

about three weeks before Brandy died.


 Ginger would sing with some persuasion,

just like Brandy.



Ginger became a nervous wreck when she had a bone.

She would spend hours trying to find a safe place to bury it.

All the while Labrador, Maggie,

quietly watched from afar,

and then dug it up when a tired Ginger

decided to have a snooze.

Who would have thought Ginger would be dead

only a matter of days after this shot was taken?


Then about 18 months ago, early 2016,

along came Candi,

courtesy Number 2 Son and Daughter-in-law.


Candi will never work sheep, however,

she has some other talents I have

never seen in a sheep dog.

She runs with the flight of the rope

and still manages to catch it.


Where’s My Backpack: Animal-Companions



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Tuesday this week (yesterday)…

I was heading outside to swap the dogs over.

I don’t like both off the chain together.

They are still too young.

I had to take a photo.

Taji’s morning had exhausted her and it was not yet 10 AM.

MGW has never seen this occurrence.

Taji was to be tied up.

Note her chain.


Hope you enjoyed.


Wordless Wednesday

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