increase the volume of (sound),
especially using an amplifier.

After spending the first eight weeks of her life

roaming freely around her breeder’s house…

…it took young Taji a while to become

used to the new house rules.

She had a high pitched bark at this age

which was extremely difficult to tolerate after

having two quiet old dogs for many years.

To make matters worse she soon learned that barking

often drew the attention of her humans

and she would have some attention.

And if the first round of barking for attention

did not work she simply amplified

the second round.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Amplify







break up and move earth with a tool or machine,
or with hands, paws, snout, etc.


Apologies for the reposts…

…however, these are…

…the only images related to digging…

…I possess.

However, on the day…

…Maggie was adamant…

…that she was not guilty

of digging in the garden.

We were not so certain.



Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk219 – Dig





** move from one place to another; travel.

Maggie could be resting quietly one second…


…and going in hot pursuit of the ‘enemy’

a split second later…


…and all the time she was, I am sure,

praying for a fence line to stop her silly,

but in her mind necessary, pursuit.




have an idea or impression of the existence,
presence, or truth of (something) without certain proof.

The day…

…Maggie turned up at our back door looking like this…


…she became number one suspect of digging in the garden.

She looked so guilty and repentant

that we ever did go searching for the place

where she had been digging.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Suspect








a way in which a thing is done or happens.


I have more than once stated that 

Maggie’s GGreat Grandmother and

Taji’s GGGreat Grandfather were litter mates.

The manner in which Taji goes about

everyday life is so similar to Maggie…

…that it has to be hereditary and not just coincidence.

Well we like to think it is  🙂




facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education;
the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

Taji had had the run of her breeder’s house

for the first few weeks of her life.

She thought the same rules applied in her new home.

And although it was hard to see her

looking in the window…



…she soon discovered a comfortable spot

where she could demonstrate

all the sadness a Labrador can muster.



A few months later they were allowed to

put their front feet on the mat inside the door.

And considering their treats are stashed just

inside another door they are happy

with this arrangement.

Both of them happily put themselves to bed

in their kennels at least twice a day

even when they are not tied up.

And like all youngsters of a similar age

they still push the boundaries.

For example, Candi has lost some of

her Monday free time because she was caught

pushing over a neighbour’s rubbish bin.

They quickly learn that actions

have consequences.



Word of the Day Challenge:  Knowledge