Trapped by Dog!

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”  ~ Edith Sitwell Winter arrived overnight at our farm. Brrrr! So cold this morning. And this morning after my meditation I popped back into bed […]

The Taste of Freedom

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”  ~ Nelson Mandela We always clip our dogs onto short leads on the back seat of the car when we travel. It keeps the dogs confined to their positions (otherwise they’d both be […]

Ah, the Romance… (sob)

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ”  ~ Elinor Glyn Thank you so much for all of your anniversary wishes. Ben and I are very grateful for your love and support. I’d like to tell you that yesterday was truly romantic – the stuff of dreams and […]

A Tale Of Two Dogs…

“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.”  ~  Robert McCammon   Once upon a time there was a naughty young pup called Harry. He […]

For The Love Of A Small Dog…

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles M. Schulz   This small red bundle of energy who we now know as Rufous Dog only came into our lives on Monday, but what a difference his presence has already made. Harry hasn’t stopped smiling. He now has a playmate, a buddy, a brother. They play together […]

Meet Rufous – Brother to Harry Dog!

“ Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” ~  Marc Brown A little over a week ago I mentioned in a blog post that we had just begun to think about getting a new baby brother or sister for Harry Dog, who has been mourning the loss of Bert. Only a few […]

He Can’t Take His Eyes Off Me!

“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’” ~ Rudyard Kipling; The Jungle Book   Finally we are home. Harry Dog was […]

Bert’s Latest Operation!

“Doctors?” said Ron, looking startled. “Those Muggle nutters that cut people up?” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix “I saved a man’s life once,” said Granny. “Special medicine, twice a day. Boiled water with a bit of berry juice in it. Told him I’d bought it from the dwarves. That’s the […]

Terrible Horrible Good

“You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.”  ~ Author Unknown   Suddenly it’s cold again here at the farm. Yesterday we dressed Harry in a dog coat. Last year he was so cold in winter, but there was no coat […]

It’s The Little Things…

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea   Yesterday was […]

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