Normally I adopt my dogs but I needed a small breed, because of my bad back , Ozzy is way too heavy for me to handle. In March I lost my other Maltese and I was heartbroken. I wanted another Maltese as they are lightweight and gentle, easy dogs who don’t need long walks. Little did I know….what a little monster we brought home !! In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined it. I have had many dogs in my life but this one is nothing like all the others. She weighed 600 grams (= 21 ounces) when we bought her at 9 weeks old, so she was tiny and supercute. She is now almost 4 months old and she brings my whole garden inside, every leaf, flowers, branches , fruit….but if there aren’t any loose on the soil she pulls them off the plants. She can’t leave Ozzy alone, she jumps on him, bites his ears and paws and he is not man enough to handle her so he begs to go to the bathroom to have a bit of time alone in peace and quite. We love her to bits but we hope she’ll calm down in time.
At the moment we are in the middle of a heathwave, the garden looks awefull and so do I.
I hope you are all ok and keeping safe.
Jipke, 9 years old
I am heartbroken at the moment as my little dog died yesterday, totally out of the blue, she was only 9 years old, she could always make me smile and I loved her to bits.
A while ago I found a deer-head in a shop and it was love at first sight. I knew exactly where it had to hang, above the fire place and it front of the sofa, so I could look at it all the time as I regularly change it’s “outfit”. As we are in the Christmas season I decorated it with red pearls, for Easter it will get colourful Easter eggs in the ears and antlers, and something else for the 4 seasons or whatever I feel like.
Have a great end of the year and a great start in the early days of 2020, enjoy !!!
As I also write about what I see on my travels and not only about gardening you are getting monkeys twice in a row this time.
Sorry but I have to show you some pictures as they are so funny. You probably know by now that I love love love monkeys. I wish I could be so relaxed when people were looking at me.
This little guy was so relaxed despite lots of people were looking at him and taking pictures of him.
These were taken last week when we went on a daytrip with our 2 grandkids in a safari park in the Netherlands.
Have a great and relaxing week !!
Yesterday we went on a daytrip with the grandkids to a safari park in the Netherlands. Much to my surprise I met one of my favorite animals; the gorilla, there were quite a few of them and they were all male, there was one female with a baby but they were not with the male gorilla’s.
What a pity you can’t just go near them and shake hands or give them a big cuddle !!
Have a great weekend all !!
We went away on a short vacation to England and Scotland. I have been in London once for an exhibition in the Tate Gallery some years ago but I never visited England and Scotland before. We used the ferryboat, also a first time experience, and we had a lovely vacation.
We started in Hull and drove to Windermere where we had a boat trip on the lake, and we were not alone…..there were masses and masses of tourists but of course it is the middle of the holiday season here in Europe.
But enough said, here are the pictures.
WE HAD DRAMATIC SKIES EVERYWHERE WE WENT (AND SOME RAIN OFCOURSE)
LOTS OF GEESE, SWANS AND DUCKS ON THE LAKE IN WINDERMERE
THIS IS WHY THERE WERE SO MANY BIRDS….
AND BOATS FOR THE TOURISTS, THEY WERE ALL COMPLETLY FULL
LOTS AND LOTS OF DOGS
MOSSES AND FERNS ON THE ROCKS
Next stop will be the world famous town of Gretna Green.
Thanks for visiting my blog, enjoy your garden and your holidays !