FOWChallenge-Durable

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durable

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.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Durable

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Acquiesce

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acquiesce

accept something reluctantly but without protest.

Sixteen and eight weeks since they became ours,

and even at that tender age there was…

….no way Candi would acquiesce to Taji.

Until the vet told us they would not

kill or hurt each other,

I feared that I would be digging

grave for a very small dog.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Acquiesce

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Instigate

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Candi will do anything in her power to…

to instigate any form of play which

will burn off some energy.

 

 

Fortunately, or unfortunately, Taji has no

chance of catching her .

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Word of the Day Challenge: Instigate

FOWChallenge-Enmity

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enmity

noun

a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility.

 

You could be forgiven for thinking it was a little more

than a state of active opposition or hostility.

More like open warfare when they were younger.

However, they are good friends and

this play fight looks worse than it is.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Enmity

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Goal

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Candi, our Kelpie,  loves to play fetch, catch

or whatever you wish to call the game.

Eyes on the rope only…

and she manages a catch quite regularly.

 

Her goal is achieved.

And without leaving home we can

exercise her regularly during the day

and we achieve our goal also 🙂

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Word of the Day Challenge: Goal

Wits-End-Weekly-Prompt-Four-Legged-Friends

 

My best ever four legged friend…Brandy pup, circa Christmas 1988 / January 1989. 

He wasn’t much older before he began to work sheep for me. 

He worked so well that I called him

my Six Million Dollar Dog…after the television show.

Then he took command of the ute and

would sit and wait for hours.

 

Teaching the new chum how to behave on a  truck!

I think this is Zoe…not brandy’s pup.

He only ever sired one litter and died

about two weeks after they were born.

From that litter I kept Ginger who died,

as suddenly as Brandy did, in 2015

Both Brandy and Ginger would ‘sing’ (howl) on cue,

although Ginger was harder to start and keep going.

She was a little princess.

Father and daughter were around for 26 years combined….

so definitely four-legged friends.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Four-Legged-Friends