Candi is excellent at division. 

Apart from checking to see that

she has as much food as Taji…

…she has also got the day bed sleeping arrangements organised.

Half the time (read colder days) she commandeers

the labrador size bed with its new mattress.


The other half of the time she uses

what should be her bed. 

As for Taji?

Candi doesn’t give a second thought about

where Taji may, or may, not sleep.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Division




Eight month old Taji thought this opening

was to let her inside. 

Three years on and both Taji and Candi

still take advantage of any opening

they find in our defenses.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Opening




resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified.

I always think Labradors...

look regal when the adopt this

or similar poses.

However, a broom near Maggie’s belly and she

would appear anything but regal…

as did a young Maggie while she slept off her hangover

the result of licking up some cooking wine.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Regal



Say Hello to Smudge, our new cat.

Our new timid cat.

A very, very timid cat.

We have had him Since about Christmas,

and the cat shelter had him since April 2018.

Yesterday, Thursday, was the first time

he had sat and watched me.

On all other occasions he has run back to his enclosure.

We think he may come over to the house

by Christmas this year at the rate he is progressing.

But at least he is out and about

and watching what is going on.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Watch



At this stage of their lives I was always concerned that

I would being digging a small grave for Candi

after she fell victim to a play ‘accident’. 

I just hoped it would be required after

autumn rains had softened the ground.

It wasn’t until our Vet assured us they

wouldn’t hurt each other that I relaxed. 

I also noted that there were small white teeth

giving almost as good as they received.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Victim



During this decade of my life I have noticed a few

health issues popping up on a semi-regular basis.

The most recent was this sore on my arm

which would not heal. 

Even after a shave biopsy

(the pink area around the scab)

there were signs of its return inside two weeks. 

My GP said she would excise it for me,

Monday of last week. 






Some may find the next image upsetting.






So it was removed. 

At this stage stitches are still in place and will be

removed on Wednesday morning. 

Just hope all goes well from here on.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Health