New dog friend.


On our walk this weekend we met a new friend.

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Afrikaanse Tokkels: Towerpaleis besoek.


https://www.hesterleynel.co.za/2018/04/18/le-jou-eier-ons-gaan-op-n-skryf-safari-musical-chairs/#comment-10122

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Oe-la-la ons gaan n fees hê!
Soos almal weet het “Die Volmaakte Misdaad” en “Die Voortvlugtiges”, besonderse avonture opgelewer vir Blogland se profesionele misdadigers en vlugtendes.
Daar het heerlike sylyne/stories gevorm wat nog baie pret en plesier kan verskaf.
Een van die ontdekkings was/is dat Camilla, ons blonde sekskoningin met haar rooi stilletos wat nou verlore is, ontdek het dat sy van koninklike afkoms is. Sy het, soos my ma altyd gesê het: met haar gat in die botter geval. Sy het n kasteel van n paleis geërf.

Te heerlik!
Die beste van alles is dat sy ons klomp voortvlugtiges genooi het om te kom makietie by haar plek.
Vir my as die vlieënde Musk-er neem dit n tydjie om te reël om daar te kom. Toorts https://toortsie.com/2018/04/17/koningin-camilla-in-die-towerpaleis/  het egter gesê ons moet elkeen n werkie doen daar. Ek het toe maar besluit om Trompie saam te vat sodat hy, onder my leiding, die paleis poodels kan leer om beskaafd op te tree.

Hul moet geleer word om:
1. nie so hoogmoedig te wees nie.
2. hul mag maar hul voetjies nat maak of vuil maak
3. hul moet geleer word om voëltjies te verwilder
En dan
4. Om varke skrik te maak dat mens net ronde boude sien soos hul weghol.
Ek het n groter vuurpyl moes kry omdat Trompman saam moet gaan en my partytjie klere moes n plekkie kry.
Trompie was soos n steeks donkie. Hy wou nie n helmit opsit nie. Kon glo nie goed genoeg sien nie! Gelukkig is hy gewoond om sy reënjas aan te trek so dit was nie n probleem om die vlugpak aan te trek nie. Ek het sy hare voor sy oë gekam sodat hy niks kon sien nie en toe die helmit opgesit. Hy sit toe maar die hele pad en slaap.
Ek het my troue uitrusting van my seun se troue ingesit sodat ek n deftige aankoms kan maak. Dit moet maar dien vir die feesvierings ook.

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Vir die reëls van hierdie eier-boerdery, om raad te kry oor hoe om deel te neem en om elke week se aankondiging van die nuwe onderwerp te sien, besoek die volgende skakel by Dis Ekke. Onder hierdie kategorie, kyk na die blogposte Lê-Jou-Eier: Reëls (2017-08-22) en Lê-Jou-Eier: Hoe neem ek deel? (2017-08-22).

Early morning adventure.


Early morning adventure.

Friday, April 13, my favourite day!

I usually take Trompie for a quick walk before I leave home at about ten past seven.

With all the bad weather I did not take him for these early walks. I am in the lucky position now to have a fenced garden. I let him out at half past six, but he kept on telling me he wanted to go out.

I know why he wants to go out. He loves to sniff out cat poop to eat.

I put Trompie on his lead. I told him I am already late, he better hurry up.

The road in front of my house is a double drive with an isle in the middle grown with grass.

We crossed the road and walked past the farm where there are about fifty sheep and four cows. It smelled like the farm. Trompie kept on trying to push through the fence. He wasn’t in a hurry at all.

I forced him to keep on walking. We crossed the road just after passing the roundabout.

We were back on the side where my house is. When we came around the bend,

EXCITEMENT:

On the middle part were two huge, white, fat pigs looking at us.

Trompie looked at them, and they looked back.

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Trompie and I slowly moved nearer

You know what these two pigs did?

At first, they stared at us.

We stared back in amazement.

They turned around in a flash, squealing and off they went, back home.

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Afrikaanse Tokkel: Noodsein honde


 

Die hele week warsku die omroepers oor die radio dat die “Civil Defense” gaan toets of hul nuwe noodsein werk. Dis blykbaar gekoppel aan moderne telefone om te waarsku dat daar gevaar is, hetsy n aardbewing, tsuname, tornado of oorstroming.
Saterdagoggend half elf was dit sulke tyd; die toets sou plaasvind.
Ek loop met Trompie bo op die bult. Eers ontmoet ons twee groot honde wat buite op hul kussings lê. As ons elke oggend verby hulle loop blaf hul asof beserk agter die hek. Vanoggend het hul toe die kans om Trompie te ontmoet, terwyl hul buite die omheining is! Die eienaars roep hul terug maar hul luister natuurlik nie. Ek staan toe maar bankvas met Trompie en wag vir die aanval. Honde gryp nie mekaar sommer net nie. Die eerste een wat nie gestop het toe baas haar roep nie snuif aan Trompie. Die reun luister toe ook nie vir sy mense nie en storm ook nader. Nou was dit van kalm bly en rustig die saak benader. Beide honde se hare staan regop en die reun is nogal lus vir n hap. Trompie staan sy man. Sy ore soort van agtertoe en bene styf reg vir die terug aanval.(Asof hy n kans het teen die twee)In die tussen tyd kom die eienaar nader. Die vrou gryp die twee honde aan die halsbande net toe die reun n hap wou vat. “Vreeslik jammer!” maar hoe jammer sou hul gewees het as die twee Trompie rerig gegryp het. Daar sou nie veel van Trompie oorgebly het nie.

https://stories.barkpost.com/dogfighting-explained/
Nou terug na die noodsein. Ek loop toe aan en daar gaan die sirene af presies soos hul voorspel het. My selfoon is gelukkig nog n oue en het nie die app dat dit op hom werk nie. Die omgewing se luidsprekers en in huise waar fone is kon mens duidelik hoor dat dit werk.
Die sirene se geluid het my n beklemming in my bors gegee. Dit het my teruggevat na die tyd met die opstande: Sharpville en guerilla oorlog van ANC. Die aanval op Sasol II is nog helder in my gedagte. Ons het langs een van die sein torings gebly. As daar gevaar was het hy geloei en in rondte gedraai. Die mense kon ook oor die toring praat om te sê waar gevaar is en wat gedoen moes word.
Hier het ons nou weer n ander gevaar wat hanteer moet word. Die lewe is vol opwindinde belewenisse

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.

A day in Trompie’s life!


After the earthquake and then the stormy weather with floods we had a dry day. We (Trompie and I) walked up the hill. On our way up, we found some baby birds on the pavement. Blown out of their nests into the wetness without their parents they could not survive.

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Trompie had a sniff at it.

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This morning we visited Trompie’s cousins Molly and Luigi.

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 We also met Lilly one of Trompie’s girlfriends on our late afternoon walk.

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Three days after a 7.5 earthquake


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86511695/Weta-IT-geek-captures-Wellington-tsunami-surge-after-earthquake-rocks-New-Zealand

Sunday evening(13/11/2016) after a busy day, I went off to bed at about 10:30 not knowing what the night would bring two hours later.

I woke up just after 12 o’clock. My bed was swaying, Trompie picked up his head. I felt the bed moving and the walls shaking. It sounded as if the house was going to collapse. Then Trompie gave a fierce bark. Earthquake! We jumped out of bed. I did not switch on the light and told Trompie to get out of the way. He kept close to me. I stood in the passage waiting for the worst.The shaking subsided.  I decided to go into the bathroom because nature was calling.

It kept on rolling underneath. We went back to bed. Then my border came out of his room. He got a message from his wife near Christchurch asking how he was. He told me that it had been  the worst quake he had experienced.

We went back to bed. The whole night aftershocks kept on rolling underneath. One of my pot plants had tumbled to the floor, and my books on my bookshelf moved and nearly tumbled off.

Monday morning my alarm went off. I did my usual morning rituals.  My border told me that he could not go into Wellington. The news on the radio said that no trains were running and the roads into Wellington were closed down.

Just after seven I received a call that there would be no Before School Care but the school would be open. I told the secretary that I would anyway go in case some parents had not received the message.

It is about a ten minutes drive to school from my home. I arrived just before 7:30 am. At 7:45 am a board member came to check the building. He brought his two young children with him. While he checked the school, I kept an eye on the two boys. Then a parent turned up with his little girl. He had not read the message about no Before school care. I told him it would be okay; I would look after her and keep her safe.

Teachers started to arrive just before eight.

I went home at 8:15. Aftershocks kept coming and going. I went back to After School Care in the afternoon. There were twelve children till about 4.30 that afternoon.

Tuesday morning I went back for Before School care. It was wet; heavy torrential rain kept pouring down. I was so tired and did not feel up to going back for the afternoon session. Lucky for me the school called, I did not need to come because most children were picked up before lunch time. The rain caused havoc with flooding and causing slips on the roads. Wellington was cut off. In the meantime, more earthquakes kept on coming and going. Two strong quakes shook us at 1.15 and 1.30 pm.

Now it is Wednesday evening; we survived another exciting day of tremors and a bit of dry weather. I am happy to say that I am well but tired.   Looking after children and keeping them all safe and happy for the last three days was very stressful.

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Trompie having a look
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Wednesday back to normal
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Trompie showing no interest anymore today(Wednesday)