withdraw to a quiet or secluded place

Even as pups Candi and Taji soon learned

where their day beds were located.


Five years later between the hours of 1000 and 1400

we expect to find Candi striking a pose

similar to this.

And at other times she simply keeps an eye on us.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Retreat





give out steady light without flame.

An ideal photo for this challenge.

Glow Worms in Ruakuri Cave

Waitomo, New Zealand.

Just in case you think I have posted a black square,

upon careful examination you will

see some glow worms.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Glow




unsure or uncertain
feeling doubt about something



We were always dubious when Maggie claimed…


…she had no knowledge of digging in the garden.


Circumstantial evidence pointed to the fact…


…she had buried her bone.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Dubious





providing psychological relief through the
open expression of strong emotions;
causing catharsis.

These two certainly expressed their emotions clearly

when I was in hospital having my knee

replaced in October 2019.



They both drew blood and Candi still thinks

she is boss of the backyard even though she

dragged a leg for six weeks after the stoush.

Some times I think goldfish have

longer memories than she does! 🙂

Apologies for re-posting yesterday’s images,

I felt they suited today as well.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Cathartic






communicate information to someone
in spoken or written words.


The expression exhibited by Candi

tells me that she is not happy being

the under-dog…pardon the pun.



What she still has not realised is that

when a Labrador is standing over like that

she should submit with a simple;

Yes Boss!


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Tell






something that is highly desirable
but difficult to find or obtain.


I think international air travel will be

the unicorn of the pandemic.

Nearly 12 months ago it became apparent that

our planned Safari would not proceed,

so we cancelled until this year.

We crossed all fingers and toes to no avail.

Along with many others we have already

cancelled our 2021 plans.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Unicorn