Posts tagged “pets

Hollywood calling

Ruby turned 8 last week. As many of you long-time followers know, she is very good at posing for photos.

Perhaps Hollywood is calling her name…

Here she is as the Snow Queen:

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She makes a good character

in Dame of Thrones, don’t you think?

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And, of course, her ears flapping in a storm

Make her a great favourite to play Yoda.

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“So, Ruby – what do you think of your mum always taking photos of you?”

No, surely that’s not you sticking your tongue out at me!

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For more un-retrievable jokes, please visit: Our World.


The gold in the cold

What a gift from Mother Nature —

Lots more snow!

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Ruby and Simmie look

Especially photogenic

With their golden fur against the snow.

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Ruby looks good

Dressed in snow sparkles too.

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On the way home, I found a mirror and took

A (fairly bad) shot of myself with the dogs.

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For more golden stories, please visit: Our World.


Golden goldens

It was a gorgeous evening

When I went out for a walk with the dogs.

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The summer light

Drizzled over grass and dogs alike

Lighting up the fields

With its honeyed glow

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So that there was gold

Both in the sky

And in the grass.

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For more golden shots, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Can a dog smile?

It was a glorious winter day

With snow, sun and sparkles on the trees.

That made me smile.

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A long walk with friends

To chase

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— That’s what made Simmie smile.

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After two hours of running around

And enjoying the scenery —

We were all tired and happy.

(That’s my Ruby on the right as you look at the photo and Simmie on the back left

With Jessie, Ruby’s puppy, standing in front of him.)

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For more smiles, please go to: Our World.


Warning: Dogs at play!

During the Christmas break, we looked after Jessie, one of Ruby’s puppies from 2014.

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She and Simmie spent a long time

Chasing each other through frozen, silver grasses.

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After a cold and invigorating swim,

The play continued.

(Can you see the water drops flying through the air?)

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To an outsider, it might have looked

As if they were fighting —

But really it was more like love and frolicking

Between two really good friends.

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For more play, please visit: Our World.


Rock ‘n Roll Queen

Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up

On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.

On stone

Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)

But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.

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She then scaled a tall rock

And decided to share a spring shower with me.

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Once out of the water,

She started to steam in the cold air.

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No matter how hard he tried,

Simson just wasn’t agile enough to jump onto the top of that tall tall rock!

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In the meantime, Ruby remained at the top,

Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.

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For more rocky stories, please visit: Our World.

 


The joy of dogs

Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.

(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)

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They know how to live life

So fully and happily and goofily

(Life is better with a bit of silliness in it and Simson is our little goofball.)

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They know how to greet friends

With open paws and make them feel appreciated

(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)

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And they know that a smile and some snow

Is the best cosmetic in the world,

(Just like our Ruby).

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For more joyful posts, please visit: Our World.


Irresistible

I may or may not have taken over 100 photos of Ruby’s pups a couple of weeks ago —

So I hope you don’t mind if I share some more!

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Who can resist

A small, furry puppy face —

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Or a handful

Of puppy love?

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One of the puppies

Attached herself to my son’s finger.

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Our visit tired out

The adorable puppies

And we left them sweetly snoozing.

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For more puppy love, please visit: Our World.

 


Smell the flowers

I’m off to England for a week —

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Time to smell the flowers,

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Enjoy life

And meet the family.

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(So I won’t be able to visit you while I’m away — but I thank you in advance for your visit.)

 I’ve got some scheduled posts in case you want to pop in during the week!

For more beauty, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


The wisdom of dogs

Dogs can teach us many lessons in life:

Test new waters – don’t be afraid to try new things,

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Love unconditionally and be yourself,

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Always always live each moment to its fullest

And don’t be afraid of silliness (it’s fun)!

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For more goofy shots, please visit: Our World.