House sitting 1: First encounter


My first night(Friday) was miserable because

Meggie

could not get herself to lie down in front of her Mum’s bed!

She knew her Mum wasn’t there.

She is sixteen already and full of arthritis.

At the end, she managed.

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Saturday morning.Here are some photos of my new surroundings. Cold, wet, windy. Not a good start but everything went well. Meggie had a three hours sleep in the kitchen.

This morning(Sunday) everything was much better.

Meggie waking up after her night’s sleep.

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Tomorrow I’m off to school again. Hopeful that the two dogs will manage without me for some time!

 

School Stories: Do you recognise the dog?


The second term is gone.

Half year reports have been handed out.

Some are excited to come back next term.

Some don’t feel that good!

The last three weeks of the term in the Before School Class we tried our hands at making dogs using a toilet roll six egg holder cups and some string, cotton, wool or in this case some raffia.

Only one ended up the wall.

Hopefully, we will see more next term(children were very slow in finishing them off)

Best Birthday Present ever!


My birthday is in February.

Due to posting issues, my sister in South Africa postponed sending

this precious present.

Two weeks ago she said:

“Keep an eye out, I’ve posted your present.”

It took less than two weeks to reach me.

I opened the envelope.

I at first stared in awe!

Unbelievable!

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Sorry folks!

I have not been to the groomers.

This is how I look at the moment.

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Autumn is showing it’s face!


 

 

Autumn is upon us here in New Zealand.

Leaves are changing colour.

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With the warm days and lots of rain,

toadstools came out

showing off their colourful heads.

Trompie had his last haircut before the cold is upon us!

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This morning everything is foggy.

From my doorstep.

We are expecting

Cyclone Cook.

It is already battering the Northern part of the North Island

and is slowly moving down south to us.

We are warned to stay inside,

have our emergency bags ready.

The next 48 hours is going to be tricky to everyone.

Winds of up to 160km p hour are expected and Lots of rain.

Against the odds: The Daily Post: Photo Challenge


Meaning: If you do something against all odds, or against all the odds, you do it even though there were many problems and it didn’t seem possible to do. For example: He had a serious accident and was close to death but, against all odds, he recovered and now he’s fine.

Against the Odds

An unexpected victory? A snapshot of an unlikely moment? This week, show us something that defies the odds.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/against-the-odds/

My dog Trompie thought that he was going to be attacked by this colourful cockerel.

Stretching his neck and creeping nearer the cock against all odds did not move!

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House Sitting no 4: So peaceful


Trompie inspecting everything,

every morning, during the day whenever he got the opportunity to go outside.

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Some photos of the place itself.

This is the last of my house sitting on top of the hills.

I am starting another two weeks of house sitting from Friday, January 27

till February 07.

We are sitting house with Millie, Coco, Munro, miss Sally and Mr Fats.

House Sitting(2): More animals to feed


Every morning, the first thing I had to do was

feed the most important animals.

No One

Trompie

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No Two

Puma

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Who I fed on the front steps while

Trompie kept an eye on us through the lounge window!

He also watched the next animals we had to feed in their cage(photo  left)

Then it’s the bunnies turn.

Trompie went with me to feed them,

every morning and evening.

Puma would sit and wait for us.

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Then we went off for our morning walk. I had a look around if everything was okay around the farm while Trompie hunted for his extra sheep poo morning meal. Puma joined in the walk.

Trompie’s feet were usually full of seed bundles.

Before we went inside I first had to clean his feet and also dry them because we had a lot of rain.

 

Being a farm dog had its good sides but also its bad ones!