A Very Hurried Post Because…

“Tantrums are not bad behavior. Tantrums are an expression of emotion that became too much for the child to bear. No punishment is required. What your child needs is compassion and safe, loving arms to unload in.” ― Rebecca Eanes, The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting   Thanks for your understanding as I write this post […]

No Trouble Here!

“Whether you’re being good, or you’re up to no good, try not to look guilty.” ~ Jarod Kintz   They look so sweet and innocent, don’t they? Bucket-Head Bert and Cafe Dog Harry… But looks can be deceiving.   Could these two dogs possibly be responsible for: a) the raiding of the kitchen bin b) […]

The Bucket Of Shame

“What strange creatures brothers are!” ― Jane Austen Bert has a significant wound under his jaw right now after surgery to remove a grass seed that had caused a huge abscess and infection. There are about twenty-five stitches, but in a place he can’t reach. The vets thought he’d be fine and didn’t place a dressing […]

Where’s My Cheese?

“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?”  ~ Bertolt Brecht “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”  ~ G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions   I was sure I put a wedge of cheese on the kitchen bench last night while I was making dinner. I popped outside for a moment to […]

A Very Sad Tale…

“Oh, pity the poor glutton Whose troubles all begin In struggling on and on to turn What’s out into what’s in.”  ~ Walter de la Mare   Harry and Bert invented a new game yesterday afternoon. It’s called ‘chase-the-guava’. There is so much fallen fruit beneath our heavily-bearing guava tree. Even when I pick a full […]

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