Category: Dogs

  • Creative non-fiction writing: Last lesson

    Week six, lesson six  Three days of writing  It’s Wednesday. I’m home on my own. The kids are at school, and grownups are at work. I’m in the main home, in the lounge. Minicomputer on my lap, sitting in a recliner chair. Luigi and Molly, the two Yorkshire terriers, are snoozing. Luigi is wheezing like […]


  • Cosy Scarf for Molly

    Thank you Aunty Beryl for the lovely scarf, I love it!

  • Non fiction creative writing

    I completed an intensive non-fiction creative writing four-week course. The second week I felt I couldn’t keep up because it was way too intense for me with my little knowledge of the English language. I pushed through and learned a lot. The last piece was different from the first three weeks. We had to write […]

  • Trompie Sept 2010- Dec 29, 2020

    Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.” – Erica Jong

  • Last on the Card – November 2021

    My son cleaned Dixy’s face and teeth with his face cloth. The rules are simple:1. Post the last photo on your SD card or the last photo on your phone for the 30th of November.2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject […]

  • Lovely winters morning in Upper Hutt.

    Brrrrrrr, it is/was cold today on my son’s birthday. Snow on the hills after last night’s cold blast passing over us. I took the photos at about 9am this morning while walking Trompie. Halfway some hail fell and we had to take a bit of shelter against a garage door. Lucky for us the wind […]

  • Watercolors: Schnauzers?

    Do they look like Schnauzers?

  • Creative Writing: Dogs/cats

    Dogs/animals Words: teacher, sad time, discipline, horses, insects, craft (2015 Saying goodbye to Kiki) As everybody knows, I am a dog fanatic! I am not into horses; that is why I changed horses to dogs. I have undertaken a lot of house-sitting looking after families pets and places. I won’t undertake the house sitting if […]

  • Creative Writing: Another special object.

    Memento 2006 is a year that I’ll always remember. One of the best things that happened to me was visiting my son, who had moved to New Zealand in 2005.  I had a month’s leave from school to explore how my son was operating here. At first, he lived in a tiny flat in Wellington. […]

  • Life in Colour : Brown

    To find out more about this year’s photo challenge on Travel Words, please read this post. This month we are looking at Brown. The colour of Mother Earth.

  • Two dogs on a farm

    This weekend was special for Trompie. He made a real friend and loved every moment of it. It all started with playing with some toys and then an old bone. There were a few old bones on the lawn when we arrived and Trompie picked one to chew on. Diego was rough in his actions. […]

  • In the Moment 7: After the farm visit.