an area or stretch of land having a particular characteristic,
purpose, or use, or subject to particular restrictions.

I don’t know where Maggie

picked up this habit…

…however, I think she passed it on to Taji. 

Both were/are very protective of

their own personal zone.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Zone






comparatively small or immature of its kind


Babies come in all shapes and sizes.


A baby elephant tips the scales at

around 200 pounds or 90 kilograms

and is around 3 feet tall/0.91 metres.

A newborn giraffe weighs

around 220 pounds or 99 kilograms and

stands about 6 feet tall/1.82 metres.

the average weight of a human baby is

around 7.5 pounds/3.5 kilograms and is

about 50 centimetres/18 inches long


It took nearly twenty years for

these babies to reach an

elephant’s birth weight


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Baby






bad tempered; irritable


I have posted these images previously…

It is Candi’s attitude…



…in all images, which pushed Taji

past playfulness last October.


Taji became cranky and told Candi where to go.

Strangely Candi, at half Taji’s strength and weight

decided to stand up to Taji,

as all kelpies have done with

all Labradors we have owned.

Although they both drew some blood,

Candi came off second best.

Taji sat on her, literally, at one stage

and Candi limped for several weeks after.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Cranky







I was not expecting any of…

…this disruptive behaviour…

…when we took delivery of…


….Taji and Candi.

We just seem to cure them of one bad trait…


…and like kids, they find another way

to disrupt our lives.   😉   🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Disruption







December 28, 2019…

…and I am sure that Taji is deep in pensive thought

about the year nearly ended and

the one to come.



Come on! 

She’s a Labrador. 

More likely she is thinking

“..I’ve been tied up for two minutes and

haven’t eaten for ten…” 

😉   🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Pensive






Immature Taji…first day in her new home


Immature Taji with mature age (read: old) Maggie.



As Taji ponders the passing of her fourth birthday,

she will be five in November,

her body may have reached maturity but

there are times when her brain is

definitely still at day one!  🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Mature






extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

During our visit to…

Schonbrunn Palace…

we were told that it was known as

the Summer Cottage…

…all 1,441 rooms of it.

The ostentatious Palace and surrounds…



…all point to an avarice family…

…demonstrating total disregard for the rest of the population.



Similarly the Palace of Versailles…

…and its surrounds…


…and its 2300 room Palace also demonstrates

the avarice nature of its owners were

in one of France’s harshest historical periods.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Avarice






make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.

October 2019…

…this scenario developed into the real deal.

I think it may have resulted from a discussion

about who was boss while I was in hospital  🙂

Blood was drawn, scars were received and

after Taji sat on her, Candi came out of

the fray dragging a back leg into the New Year.

For several weeks they were totally alienated

from each other.

Sideways glares being the only form

of communication.

As the summer wore on we could signs

that all had been forgiven…until the next time!  🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Alienate





Landmarks from any where

The Eiffel Tower…324 metres high.

The Tower in which Big Ben (the Bell)

resides is 96 metres high.

According too Google the

Geelong Football Club ground

is 5.1 kilometres as the crow flies.

Without the light towers, which are 73 metres high,

the ground would be difficult to spot

even from this vantage point.


Although I don’t have a photo,

this morrning Melbourne was laying claim to

having the tallest Southern hemisphere building.

At 388 metres high, the 108 storey

hotel and apartment building

is located in Melbourne’s

Southbank area.



Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Landmark