I’m certain Maggie was pleading

mitigating circumstances

when these photos were taken.
It was the only time we ever saw her as dirty as this…

…and are to this day, over two years since she passed,

that she had been burying a bone.


We have but circumstantial evidence

to back up our theory.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Mitigate





offence or annoyance.

“she took umbrage at his remarks”

Maggie quite readily took umbrage…
at any strangers silly enough to wander

through our backyard.


Taji, also noisily tells all intruders where to go.

 However, she doesn’t mind wandering

into our neighbour’s yard

but makes a lot of noise if

one of their dogs comes into our yard. 


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Umbrage



This is the pose Taji adopts when she feels

she has been wrongly rebuked.

Although she is chained in this shot, 

she often gets sent to her kennel

for ten minutes after misbehaving. 

And Taji doesn’t like it one bit. 

Candi, on the other hand is like

the ‘naughty boys’ in a class. 

She just accepts it as part of life.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Rebuke





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.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Enmity