Daily Prompt-Deplete(d)


Taji’s favourite spot towards evening

is under the old trampoline…

 From here she can keep an eye on both exits… 

 and not miss out on replenishing her depleted belly

should her evening meal arrive unexpectedly.

That fact that she may have had a treat

a few minutes earlier does not enter

into the equation.






Wednesday evening, around 1730,

with the temperature still in the high twenties,

Candi our black and tan kelpie…was in one of her usual spots in the shade after

a day of above 30 degrees Celsius temperatures.

By 1750 she had disappeared.


No-one in the neighbourhood had seen her…

and while we were spreading the word

and looking for her, other dog walkers

commented that she was timid

and an unlikely candidate to run away.

I am not sure who was more upset,

Taji or MGW.

 While wondering what our next step was going to be,

the sky had turned to dusk,

MGW heard the phone beep and noted

there was a message.

Thinking it was a neighbour who had found Candi,

you can imagine her surprise, shock and relief

when she hard it was

The Geelong Animal Emergency Centre.

With very little light in the sky we set off

on a TWENTY-THREE kilometre drive

to the Animal Emergency Centre.

Candi was unharmed and very pleased

when we arrived home.

How did she get there?

She won’t tell me…yet.

All we have been told is that she was found

on the  Melbourne Road, Geelong West,

which does not make sense.

 However, I think we all slept a little better than

we would have otherwise last night.

But we are still wondering…..HOW?

And more to the point WHY? 

All’s well that ends well.





In the summer of 1989….

I created this kennel from the meagre scraps

of material which came with our farm.

It last until the summer of 2016.

Two new dogs meant two new kennels.


 Taji was introduced to hers…

and she appeared to give it…


the nose of approval.

She promised Candi that she would not

use hers until Candi had one, also.

Then Maggie had a look around and

decided she wanted new digs also.

so it was that we had three home-made

kennels being occupied.

This is Candi’s kennel.

Yesterday, as on other days when Taji is tied up

and Candi off the chain,

they snuggle up for their midday nap together.


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Tuesday this week (yesterday)…

I was heading outside to swap the dogs over.

I don’t like both off the chain together.

They are still too young.

I had to take a photo.

Taji’s morning had exhausted her and it was not yet 10 AM.

MGW has never seen this occurrence.

Taji was to be tied up.

Note her chain.


Hope you enjoyed.


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Odd Ball

Week 29, 2017


Due to shooting through a glass door… 

these are not good photos, however…

they do give two perspectives on the term

Morning Exercise


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Week 86


There were many times about twelve months ago…
when scenes like this left us wondering

if Candi would survive her first year.


But those scenes soon morphed into these scenes

and they are now great friends.

There is only one exception to that rule…

two dogs wanting to chew the same bone

does cause some problems.


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