Trompie enjoying himself: Michelle’s Pet Challenge

I showed Trompie tearing his new toy apart in B & W.

It looks much better with a bit of color!

Poor frog is begging Trompie:

Please, don’t hurt me!DSCF5786

I won’t hurt you!

You will feel nothing!


Here we go!!!!

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Oh dear, poor Luigi! Michelle’s Pet Challenge


The last Pet Challenge  Luigi was

dog tired.

Today poor Luigi has to be locked up in a cage

(going to be for six weeks!!!!!!)

because he has broken his one front leg last Sunday while out

chasing the ducks at the duck pond!

He was in hospital since Sunday afternoon till Wednesday.

His leg is broken at two places and they had to put in a plate to keep it straight.

He has also nearly torn off his dew -claw on his other front leg.

The vet has also taken off both dew -claws.

Thursday Luigi went to work with my son’s partner.

Early Friday morning

Phone call:

Mum, could you PLEASE look after Luigi today?

Little buddy stayed with me for the day.

He is such a sweet, good boy.

No complaints!

While Luigi had to be quiet in his cage

Molly and Trompie enjoyed themselves .


Dog tired: Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

Last Saturday was our Santa parade in

Main Street, Upper Hutt.

Luigi and Molly participated with their mum.

I did not attend the Parade but

I know it was very tiring  for the two dogs .

Here is Luigi after his busy afternoon!


I can still hear and see  you!


I’m dog tired!!


Meeting someone special

I did my writing for It’s write Easy using the world


December 6,2013

It’s write easy

Words: teacher, church, view, travel, sea trip


I had an interesting day yesterday, Thursday, Dec 5. A traveler, who I had never met before, came to visit me. I am keen on blogging and one of my blog friends from  Australia is visiting her family in New Zealand. We arranged to meet yesterday. She traveled with her cousin from Lower Hutt to Upper Hutt. They picked me up and we went to the Stone Stead Tea Garden for a lovely cup of Devonshire tea and home-baked scone.

My blog friend and her daughter first came to my place to meet Trompie because they also have a Schnauzer at home. After the meeting we first drove to Birchville and then to the tea garden because the owner knows a lot about Upper Hutt and also Birchvile.

While we were chatting away, my friend’s daughter took lots of photos of all the flowers in the garden. We decided to have tea and a scone after a while. While drinking and eating we kept on talking about all our interesting adventures, dogs, photography, crafts and also family issues.

We could not stop talking. It was as if we had known each other for ever. After a lovely outing, we said our good byes. I think I really met a wonderful lady who is worth knowing. I gave her one of our 2013 printed story books with a collection of best stories we have written this year, because I know she would love to read the them.

Thank you special friend for giving me the opportunity to meet you, it is a real honour!



Canterbury  Bells

Aren’t they beautiful.

I took these photos in the tea garden





PETS : Sunday Stills





This is wonderful congratulations!

Theme is


guess who this is?

(3 years now!)



This is for sure my good friend and buddy!

I am using these two photos also for Michelle’s weekly pet challenge!

Entertainment by Trompie! Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

I am still doing my “It’s Write Easy” meetings in our library.

Today we were celebrating our new published book for 2013.

It has 3 short stories or anecdotes in it  from the writers who attended the sessions in 2013.

We still had to do some writing for today.

I wrote a few lines on  Trompie  and me playing hide and seek.


November 29, 2013

Words: imagination, animals, zoo, fun fair, queue

I do not need my imagination or animals in the zoo, to entertain myself. My dog, Trompie, can be so funny at times that I usually can’t stop laughing at him. He knows many tricks to make me smile.

Yesterday was no exception! Trompie never lets me out of his sight for long. He always comes around after a  while to see if I am still inside or wherever I am. He was busy outside doing some bird watching while I started to get ready to wash the dishes.

I suddenly got the bright idea of playing hide and seek.

I went into the bathroom, then into my bedroom and then into the second bedroom where I kneeled behind the bed. I knew that Trompie would come and look for my. After about 5 minutes I heard him quickly rushing in. My unit has wooden floor so he slides more around the corners than run.

He came in at the kitchen, through the lounge, into my bedroom and out into the bathroom. Back to the kitchen door and outside. Quiet for a few second – listening and he could not hear or see my. Then he came back.

I could hear trip- trip, trip – sniff- sniff faster and faster. Into my bedroom, then the bathroom again and back into the passage.  “Oops” he missed the second bedroom the first time. He charged in and around the bed. Put his face into my face on the floor saying: “What the heck do you think you are doing? Hiding from me?! Never! You can’t escape me!”  He was so excited when he found me.

I had a good laugh at him while he was telling me what he thought of me on the floor, by barking at me. “Stupid old woman hiding from me behind the bed!”

I love to play with him. He gives me lots of joy and laughter while we are together.


What are you doing behind the bed?


Stupid old woman!


Here is Trompie on top of the bed

looking at me on the floor!