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!




Bathroom renovations!

Wow, at last the bathroom is finished!

The last 4 weeks were quite mixed up.

My son and his partner are busy renovating their house.

The kitchen and lounge are done.

The last month it was the bathroom!

Everything had to be taken out and it had to be re-arranged and


I opened up to let the builder, plumber and electrician in.

I also  looked after Molly and Luigi

while these people were walking in and out,

and also making a lot of noise.

Molly hated all these disturbing things.

Here are some of the photos

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They were also not very happy with the color of the splash back

in the kitchen


The golden was changed to silver.

Now it also looks really good.DSCF5318