Friday, March 29, 2013
She took to Tara straight away. :-)
So far, Twinkle has had a nice romp in the garden, and a walk to Highwoods, and we already have an enquiry for her. We bumped into a lady I know, and she is looking for a companion for her 2 year old staffie, who is completely deaf. The two dogs were playing nicely at Highwoods, so we are arranging some play dates to see if they continue to get on, and if the lady's hubby takes to her.
Keeping everything crossed that Mumbles (the Staffie) can become Twinkle's new best friend, and maybe give her a forever home and a doggy companion to help her get over losing her brother.
Oooh! I just discovered she understands 'paw'! :-)
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Twinkle, the little dog I am about to foster, has no worldly goods to speak of, so she will be turning up with only has a collar and lead to her name, so that was all the excuse I needed for a little doggy-related shopping! :-)
Brand new food and water bowls...
Cupboard full of doggy noms and treats...
New extending lead and harnesses...
And some new friends for her to play with. If she gets particularly attached to any of these she can take them to her forever home with her, if they survive that long! LOL
Ok, so I got a little carried away, and she may not like everything I bought, but future dogs may if she doesn't, and I made sure to get the food she is used to eating, so her diet won't be affected.
Getting quite excited now. We are expecting her about 11am tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
By building garden furniture in the snow. How else? LOL
No, it wasn't that bad. It was more sleet and the occasional hailstone. And barely above freezing, which chilled me to the bone. I'm still feeling cold, even though I have been indoors with the heating turned up for the last three hours.
Still, it was worth it...
Now you see the bramble...
and now you don't...
My lovely gardener started work in earnest today. First I dragged him to B&Q for a garden bench and a table, which we then brought home and built, then he took his hedge trimmer to the bramble, cleared it, and saved both my Rowan and my Bay. He even gave the Bay a trim before he left! Incidentally, the table has a hidden surprise... First it is a table...
but if you get cold, you pull on the ring in the middle, and voila! You have a firepit instead...
Now that's what I call multi-tasking! :-)
Oh, and the garden bench was supposed to be just a cheap wooden bench, but when I spotted this little beauty, I had a change of plan...
Now I can be out there in all (well, most) weathers, all comfy on a seat that can rock me to sleep, with a nice fire to keep me warm. :-)
Next stage, off to Kent Blaxill to choose some paving on Friday, all being well. :-)
Meet our resident Blackbird! He is keeping a close eye on proceedings. I hope he approves.
Maggie is also watching us carefully for signs of noms and shinies:
Incidentally, if you can find the Young's Gastro range in your local supermarket, I can heartily recommend the Basa cooked in a lemon and herb tempura batter. It truly melts in the mouth! It is only 252 calories, and is substantial enough that you don't need anything except some veggies with it. Utterly delicious!
Happy Alban Eiler, everyone (that's Druid for Happy Spring Equinox). :-)
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