having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance.

Humble is not a word to describe this little twerp.

She has the ‘guts of an  Easter egg‘ and

never, ever does anything wrong….in her opinion.

She stirs, starts then runs like anything

to be away from potential consequences.

And this is her idea of being in her kennel

and doesn’t the expression say

‘Who me? I didn’t do it’


Word of the Day Challenge:  Humble





the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony.

February 15, 2019


Photographing even one sunset will

provide a photographer with a diverse range

of colour depending on when the photo was taken.

This shot was around five minutes

after the sun had dropped out of sight. 

I’m sure tomorrow night Mother Nature

will provide us with a different experience.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: 



be strongly attracted to someone or something.

Almost from the moment Taji arrived home…

Maggie was smitten with her.

Maggie treated Taji much differently to Candi.

Maggie played with Taji and showed her how to behave.

Maggie showed Taji how to sleep…

…and how to protect the house from looters.

There hasn’t been a Magpie to feed for

several years thanks to young energetic dogs.

It almost seemed like they knew they were related.

Or perhaps it was just Labradors being Labradors.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Smitten




able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard-wearing.

The above definition of ‘durable’ aptly describes

what an Australian Kelpie is supposed to be.

A hardworking pooch.

However, after ten to fifteen minutes of

chasing a rope around the backyard…


…the only thing Candi wants to do is sleep. 

Somehow I don’t think she would have made it on the farm. 

She even strikes this pose on a sunny day in mid-winter. 

And back in the day I think I could have outlasted her in summer.

She may be following Taji’s lead though.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Durable




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



Candi has speed…


…and agility.

However, every now and then Taji wants

to join in the game of fetch.



Both pooches want to bring the rope back

to us and occasionally it turns into a tug of war.

Candi can jerk and tug all she like,

while Taji simply leans backwards with

an ‘…I’ll show you..’ look on her face.

The  only one who thinks it may be a contest is Candi.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Strength