Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Wk-39


Odd Ball

Week 39


When we moved off the farm I decided to give the dogs

a slice of bread each morning to give them something

to think about other than roaming.

These shots could have been taken on many occasion over past years.

They were however taken two days ago, on September 26.

pets_7808Over recent months we have noted that our princess

spends more time with  pricked ears guarding her bread…

but not eating it.

The vacuum cleaner, on the other hand is not happy

until she has sniffed each and every morsel

which may or may not have been left behind.

So above is a very typical scene in our back yard…

pets_7811and Maggie will settle in for the long haul…if necessary.

pets_7812Eventually Ginger moves off and Maggie moves in to do

her civic duty and cleans up any mess left behind.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-39








Wordless Wednesday – $6M Pup

I have referred to my $6 million dog in previous posts and you have seen an aged version of him.


He may not have been worth $6 million, at this stage, but he was a real cute puppy.

Don’t you think?


Wordless Wednesday


In two hours it will be Wednesday. Half a world away it is 0600, Tuesday morning. Weird, hard to grasp…at times. Wednesday is my busiest day of the week. Not home until well after dark and it is either miss out or organise a post not knowing the theme. I prefer participation….even if I am off the mark!


Wordless Wednesday – Class Clown (create-with-joy.com)


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Escape

While pondering this week’s photo challenge, I took a deep breath and let out a sigh of relief when I noticed stamen escaping from a bud on the bunch of flowers Number Two son presented his Mother for Mother’s Day last week. At least I had one photo. 1_1482Flwr


Then more inspiration. We have had an extended summer of around five months of literally no rain. Inch wide cracks appeared in the ground. During the past two weeks, however, 90 points of rain have fallen. Almost a flood!  Well, perhaps not quite a flood.

15_esc-1497_grasss But enough to make our backyard take on a tinge of green as seeds sprout and escape from the parched earth which has enveloped them for the past five, hot, dry months.


When the month of May arrives any self-respecting deciduous leaf should no longer be suspended above terra firma by an otherwise bare branch. The above leaves are slowly turning colour and will soon escape the branch’s clutches and join their mates on the covering the ground below.

Autumn Leaves

While the botanical world struggles with its seasonal battles, our feline-canine battles know no seasonal boundaries and continue daily. However, today’s cooler weather exacerbates these problems.

We have a regular battle in our backyard. Cat versus Dog. Dog versus Dog.

A few years ago were given a dog’s bed. That’s the piping construction on which Soxie, our ageing cat, has made home for today. He tends to wander, not come home at night, but when he is home we know that it is cold and wet or a cool change is not far away. This bed was meant to be Maggie’s (our Labrador). However, the bed soon proved to be no match for Maggie’s weight. Soxie thinks this is wonderful as he can snuggle down and escape from the cool wind and rain. And woe-betide the dog which tries to muscle in and suggest that this is a dogs bed! Both our canines know that it is better to escape the range of the feline claw than to try to claim the bed!Sox35

Soxie has again commandeered Maggie’s bed to escape from the cool breeze blowing across our backyard and Maggie again suffers the indignity of not being allowed into her bed. No points for guessing who is boss of this backyard. Maggie shows her displeasure in her usual manner by turning her back/rear end to Soxie.


We should know this behaviour as she has done it often enough to us when she has not had her own way.

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape