As I mentioned in my last post, I recently spent just over a week in Sydney visiting my parents. I had such a great time, and now i’m back in Melbourne, I’m missing them already. Getting to see my parents dogs were a bit of a highlight. Betsy (above) has some health problems, so I always have this worry in the back of my head about her. It was great to get snuggles with her and see her cute shenanigans!
My nephew Caleb surprised me at the airport! It took me a moment to click who this tall guy with a pokemon hat on was! He’s grown SO tall, he’s NEARLY as tall as me! It’s always a bit more surreal seeing Caleb grow as I witnessed his birth! Of course I had to steal his pikachu hat for a selfie!
My youngest nephew & niece came to visit too! Alex is just precious and makes me laugh so hard! He is a natural comedian. Bethany is currently losing some of her teeth, which makes for adorable gapped grins. I wanted her MLP top!
Oh Aussie, he’s just so cute. He a little poser. As soon as you get a camera out, he’s like “oh, let me give you my best side”.
Yummmmmmmy food! While there my man cooked dinner for my parents and I. It really was delicious (probably one of my favourite meals he cooks).
What a gorgeous view huh? Yep, that’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge! This is from the balcony of one of Dads clients.
What have you been up to whilst I was in Sydney?
Ahh, the age old question, cats or dogs? To be honest, it’s hands down DOGS for me! I do however love all animals & currently only own a cat! If I had my way, I’d have a dog, and hopefully it’s on the cards for this year, but I do love my cat.
I got my first dog when I was around 6 and apart from the last year, have always had at least one dog. My first dog was an Aussie Silky called Billy, then there was an Aussie Silky x Maltese named Prince. Frodo was my 3rd dog, and then I got Ginny (who lives with my ex). Throughout that time, my parents (who I often lived with) have had dogs too, and currently have 2 Cavalier King Charles rescues Betsy and Aussie.
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.
Make me feel better, tell me about your fur babies!