Wednesday, 29 April 2009
He was happy to meet other breeds of dogs, all bigger than him, except for a little Sheltie pup who was almost the same size.
Moreover--------------he hasn't wee-ed on the floor (yet)!
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Just before climbing the steps to our little cul de sac is the wooded area, a favourite with the crows. The nests can be seen through the canopy of leaves and the parents were busy feeding the nestlings.
This tree trunk bears the evidence.
As do the leaves on this big Laurel bush.
....shades of "I'm A Celebrity..etc.." ??
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Determined to try out this latest find on the camera I first tried it out last night on some garden flowers then this afternoon went in search of some wild flora.
Friday, 24 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Having heard recently about such a fight in an acquaintance's kennels which resulted in a huge vet's bill I set about separating them. They were going at it hammer and tongs. I tried with my feet first of all but getting nowhere I grabbed one whereupon the other tried to reinforce her grip.........only she got ME....I shook and shouted and they parted but by this time there was blood all over the kitchen, not from the dogs, they were apparently unmarked, but from my fingers of my right hand. I ran it under the cold tap for a few minutes but it hurt like h***! Chic was in bed, and he would not have been exactly sympathetic in the circumstances. I found the "medical box" with the non adherent dressing, the tea tree antiseptic lotion and the micropore tape--but of course, there was only a length of about 3 inches of tape left and have you ever tried to use scissors (for the dressing) with your left hand, when you are right handed? With blood still dripping copiously I fixed a large wad of cotton wool around the dressing and used the short bit of tape to hold it in place. The procedure was completed by stuffing finger and its "dressing" into an Xlarge fingerstool and tying it in place with my teeth and left hand.
The dogs were boxed and fed, with finger sticking out like a "sore thumb"(!) and the cleaning up began. I would not like to see a room after a murder had been committed. As well as on the floor there was blood on the worktops, the backdoor and the surrounding paintwork. This morning I even found blood spots on the microwave and this afternoon I washed a large bloodstain from my shoe!
The bleeding appears to have stopped fairly quickly and it doesn't hurt much so I reckon I'll pull through. I've discarded the fingerstool and we're now down to a plaster. I did check up on my tetanus jabs and my last one was in 1991, so......
Monday, 20 April 2009
The only downside to the whole day was the fact that the weather outside was of the sunbathing variety and we had spent the whole day inside the icerink!
A general view across the show rings, in Perth Icerink.
Another view taken upstairs, through the window of the restaurant, looking down on the busy show area.
Best of Breed and Group 3 was Kathy Smith's Mister Percival of Adinaken (Percy) shown by her daughter, Jennifer.
Best Puppy in Show was Bonmeshay's Get Carter, owned and bred by Anna Fraser and Gillian Graham.
Best Veteran in Show was my own Pyatshaw White Heat (Spencer), now aged 11 years and 5 months, handled here by grandaughter Lauren.
Friday, 17 April 2009
The proof is in the photograph. She did indeed produce another 4 flowers, now waning, on a third stalk, equal in length to the second and "my guid man", as one of our Highland neighbours used to refer to Chic when addressing me, has at last assumed the upright stance. He tried to stay out of the picture, hence the toasting fork, but to prove he has left the prone position I needed at least part of him there!