Sometimes it seems its one step forward, two steps back. It’s frustrating. I’ve come down with some flu and my body just wants me to sleep, and then I feel overwhelmed by the list of things I should be doing instead of resting. I need to take a breath. I need to stress less.
The animals in this household never fail to bring my joy. Betsy is finally realising more and more that she can be a dog, that she can do things and not get into trouble for it. She’s sometimes even pushing those limits, but it’s amazing to see her not be afraid to show personality. She’s loving sleeping on the arm chairs between Mum & Dad. For a dog that would cower every time you went to pat her, it’s nice to know she’s feeling safe & loved.
My fur family are good. Silly family portrait above. I got a new rug for #thedarlingden & both Frodo & Tonks thought it was the best thing ever. Tonka is still so very much in love with Frodo, is always snuggling up to him, kissing him. It’s adorable. When frodo thinks i’m not looking, he’ll sit there and clean Tonkas face for him.
Aussie thinks he’s a cat. He was raised with them before we adopted him, and he has so many mannerisms of a cat. When I let Frodo & Tonka out into my parents section, Aussie goes nuts. Luckily him & Tonka will just play & play & play. Then you’ll find them all snuggled up somewhere together.
Aussie is really a little nutter. He’s so full of beans, and so full of love. It’s been a while since we have had a puppy-puppy, and the love and outright affection is astounding compared to rescue dogs, who take forever to trust you and open up.
My furr family – The addition of Aussie has made such a difference to the house. It’s amazing what joy a puppy can bring. Frodo plays with him in ways I’ve never seen him play, even with Ginny. I can’t explain how much that makes my heart swell, seeing him so happy. Betsy is growing and showing more personality, seeing her do things that she wouldn’t have the courage to do even 6 months ago, it’s just wonderful. Oh, and just watching Tonka and Aussie play is so silly!
Our back yard – I love our back yard, so does Tonka. It’s just such a peaceful place to sit outside and take some ‘time out’. Fresh air, greenery. I love nature & we get such a beautiful arrange of wildlife here, like the rainbow lorikeets (below).
Emails – Getting exciting emails full of opportunity! Not to mention from people you care about. For someone who finds it hard to talk on a phone, i’m so thankful for emails! Oh, and mail! I think getting post may be one of lifes biggest simple pleasures, well, you know, as long as it’s not a bill!
TV Shows – First up, the announcement that Billie Piper & David Tennant will be in the 50th anniversary Doctor Who episode. OH MY GOD! I am so excited, yet kind of scared, about it. But mostly excited!
The Walking Dead season finale and the start of the new season of Game of Thrones!
As i’ve been sick I’ve been catching up on TV shows. I don’t claim to have great taste, in fact, the past few seasons my favourite shows have been cancelled. I’m currently loving The Carrie Diaries, Arrow, Nashville, Beauty and the Beast, The New Girl, Smash & The New Normal. Just to name a few
YOU! - I know it may sound like i’m ‘sucking up’, but really, I adore getting comments, emails, tweets, any interaction with people who read my blog. It’s nice to know people are reading and enjoying. THANK YOU!
On Saturday we welcomed a new member into the family! A little boy, yet to have a final name confirmation. It was Jimmy, but due to a few circumstances, Mum’s decided to change it. She just hasn’t found the right one yet. Yep, it’s another Cavi! Mum does seem to love the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels!
I was really surprised when Mum mentioned she was thinking of getting a puppy. After Emily passed away, I didn’t really think Mum would get another dog, let alone a puppy. This little dude, yep, a male, is about 4 months old, so not a young puppy, but oh how I had forgotten how joyous a puppy can be!
Both Emily & Betsy were through rescue and had lived very hard lives. Emily opened up slowly, but was always a very shy, timid and withdrawn dog. Betsy, is opened up more and more, she’s feeling comfortable enough to show off a fun and dorky personality. It’s amazing how a safe and secure environment can change an animal.
With a puppy though, especially one who’s been brought into the world well, loved and cared for, is just simply a little ball of joy. He hasn’t seen the hard things that can happen to a dog. He is open to all the love and just so trustworthy. This little fellow is SO affectionate. Kisses, kisses, let me climb all over you and give you even more kisses!
The other animals are doing well. Puppy came from a house full of cats, so he fell in love with Tonka and has been trying to play with him. Tonka is doing well, not quite used to the attention, but tries to play for a bit with him. I’m so glad Tonka is a cat that seems to love everyone.
Betsy snuck in to lay with him in the bathroom earlier tonight. She’s been ignoring him a little, but is showing interest. Frodo and him seem to be pretty good. Frodo pays him attention when it suits him, and has been wanting to play fetch more then usual. Though he decided to bring the toy over to puppy today. I think Frodo may find a tug-of-war buddy eventually.
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