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




I have never seen a labrador refuse food…

or even the smell of food.

And yet every evening around five PM they

sit around with a hangdog expression on

their face which screams…

Feed Me.  My belly is empty


Word of the Day Challenge:  Empty




A sight we thought we would never see.

Smudge (new timid cat) playing confidently with Candi.

Yes the backyard is in harmony again.

Apologies for the photos.

Had to take it through a glass door.

Smudge still is a bit human wary.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Harmony




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