Category Archives: dogs

Lily looking rather regal

Lily loves grandpa’s chair and sits with him while he reads.  This morning she had obviously had had enough boisterous play with Hardy and James and hopped on his chair … hoping for a moment or two of grandpa’s company … Continue reading

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A few images from Umngazi

Oh my .. how the days pass quite so quickly is a somewhat startling.  I see it’s over a week since my last post.  I still have photographs from  Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, a little piece of paradise on the … Continue reading

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Walking with Africanis (the dog of Africa)

“ Some dismiss them as mongrels and strays. But these dogs are a distinct breed, endemic to southern Africa and with a proven lineage going back some 7 000 years. They are the Africanis – the dog of Africa.”   Quote … Continue reading

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And then the rain came

Since my last post a few days ago we’ve had rain, rain and more rain, consisting of  steady light rain petering down to a guti (a fine drizzle) interspersed with several heavy downpours.  My garden is soaking it up!   Or should … Continue reading

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” Hardy and Lily are my best friends “

“”I am sad 😦 My two best friends in the whole wide world have gone home.  Their mom and dad came back yesterday from a weekend away and took them back to their house Hardy is always running around the house and barks … Continue reading

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James is 7 months old

Affectionately known as Jamesie-bond or Jamesie-poo,  our little Jack Russell, mischief-maker on four legs is 7 months old.  Puppy training worked even though his focus on tasks was rather poor during his training, he has grown up !  Walks so well … Continue reading

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Frog and dog get washed

No words necessary 🙂 🙂 🙂   (James’ favourite toys)

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Not one .. but two new beds for James !

Our little James is growing!   As seen in my previous post, he already has a new bed (promotion gift from Hills pet food), a large cushion really and ideal for hot summer days when he wants a little bit of comfort, … Continue reading

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James graduated from Puppy School

Last Saturday was Graduation Day for James !!  Yay !!!! Staying focused during each session was his main problem.  All he wanted to do was to play with his pals !  Phew it was hard work for me trying to … Continue reading

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This is James

  A 9 week old Jack Russell puppy .. our new addition to the family.  (born 12.05.2016)  We were devastated when our little Maxie-poo died suddenly of a liver shunt at the tender age of 9 months and since then have … Continue reading

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