The three main things a Labrador requires are...

…nourishment, being nourished…


…usually followed by more nourishment.




Word of the Day Challenge: Nourish




Equal usually refers to to two things being the same,

which a Kelpie and a Labrador are not.

However, it is often

not the size of the dog in the fight,


the size of the fight in the dog

which equalises them…usually.




Word of the Day Challenge: Equal



Just before Christmas last year

we brought a timid Smudge home.

He had been in the shelter since April 2018,

and spent 5-6 weeks hiding from

everyone and everything.

At the moment he is getting braver and ventures

up to 7 metres from the safety of his enclosure.

He has begun to play with the dogs…



and has Candi’s measure.



He does head for the safety of his enclosure

when anything, and I mean anything, startles him.

These photos were taken through our kitchen window

using my 500 mm lens as he would not

sit for a photo if he could see me.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Safe



Two different images this week.

First, Port Fairy beach on

Victoria’s, South West Coast.

Second, some of

Melbourne Zoo’s, Fairy Penguins,

which are now known by the

politically correct name

of ‘Little Penguins’


Word of the Day Challenge:  Fairy



Back yard, or front yard transgressions,

these days are punished…

…by sending dogs to their kennels

where they serve out their penance.

Taji adopts this ‘woe is me’ pose.

The are told to go the their kennels and

time in the ‘sin bin’ depends on

the severity of the sin/transgression,


Word of the Day Challenge:  Penance