Grass Please Grow

Further to my post about little Ruby Rose who doesn’t realise she is a pampered pooch and just can’t keep clean.

Spring day arrived with a bang and such beautiful weather but just a week later we hit a heat wave. Unbelievable from winter to full blown summer overnight. The intense heat was draining and combined with the strong winds slowed down the grass greening up. This resulted in the dry grass around for longer than expected. My little Ruby Rose (Skollie) made the most of this situation and indulged in much rolling around in the dust and dry grass. She was in seventh heaven but I despaired at the task of keeping her clean enough to be in bed with me. She has had constant baths and now does not like coming into the bathroom just in case it’s bath time again. Continue reading “Grass Please Grow”

Quick Bury It

Dogs really are such funny creatures. I would love to read their minds to see what they are thinking. Especially the other day when I discovered Bruno digging in the garden. Now this is annoying as a garden with holes doesn’t look good. As I watched I saw him putting something into the hole he had just dug.

My first thought was “Oh no! He has killed a mouse and is going to leave it until it starts to stink before digging it up again”. I grabbed a packet to pick it up and rushed over to chase him away. Bruno ran off and I bent over with the packet covering my hand to pick it up to dispose of. Surprise!!

What was Bruno thinking! Was this something scary that could bite him so bury it before it can do anything to him! OR was this something that looked good to eat so bury it before the other dogs could see it and take it!
I just couldn’t stop laughing and had to call Diane to come and check out Bruno’s find. We both had a good laugh before I rescued his find and took it indoors for a good wash. Check out the picture to see why we found Bruno’s find so hilarious.

The squid that Bruno was trying to bury
The squid that Bruno was trying to bury
Bruno looking innocent after his attempt of burying the squid
Bruno looking innocent after his attempt of burying the squid

Dogs really and truly are funny creatures that can bring so much joy into our lives. A life without pets is a life missing out on So Much.

Winters End

Winters end has to be the absolute worst on the Highveld. The dry brown grass and the dead leaves together with the dust when the August winds blow is just TOO much.  It is a never ending battle to keep the kitchen floor looking respectable and it is even worse when one has dogs.  They love to sun themselves outside and roll around for a back scratch in the dry grass and dust. After such a fun time it’s back into the kitchen to chill on their bed bringing all that mess coating them in to add to that already lying around the place. Trying to ignore the floor covering is not an easy task so sweeping out or a quick vacuum is needed at least twice a day. On the really windy days three times daily is the norm.

Ruby Rose before her parlor visit
Ruby Rose before her parlour visit
Ruby Rose before her parlor visit
Ruby Rose before her parlour visit

Now that the warmer weather has arrived it was time for a visit to the doggie parlour to get rid of all that dirt attracting fur. The three dogs – 2 Maltese and a little Yorkie looked so cute when we picked them up from their pamper day. So clean and shorn – such a pleasure to think that the floors will be a little better until the grass is all green and thick again. Huh who am I kidding? First afternoon they were only allowed out for a quick loo patrol before back in to chill on the couch.

Ruby Rose chilling on the couch
Ruby Rose chilling on the couch
Ruby Rose exploring the garden all clean from the parlour
Ruby Rose exploring the garden all clean from the parlour

Today

They went out for the early morning patrol before back for a chill while I had my coffee on the couch with them. I do so love my morning chill coffee time on the couch while I am the only one awake. Mid morning I decided to let them out for some chill time basking in the sun. BIG MISTAKE!!!

Digby the older Maltese came back in a lovely light brown colour after having a good roll around. Ruby Rose came back with a light dusting making her coat look grey and covered in grass.

Ruby Rose dirty again one day later
Ruby Rose dirty again one day later

Really couldn’t they at least try to stay respectable for the first week. I suppose I should just be grateful that the dirt coming in with them has been reduced. Unfortunately it is still very windy so I still need to keep sweeping out.

Why are Doves the Most Stupid Birds Ever?

I find myself asking a very important question. Why are Doves the most stupid birds ever? You might be asking yourself why I would think they are so, well it’s simply in their nature. Today I walked out the door into the back yard and noticed Gabbana, my sausage dog sitting in front of a dead tree looking up. Continue reading “Why are Doves the Most Stupid Birds Ever?”