Winter is coming and I can't wait, my favourite time of year. Love those cold days, hot chocolate and cosy jumpers and blankets. It is the time of year I feel most alive. It is the time I tend to take leave and go camping, so really looking forward to that. Currently reading Katherine May's … Continue reading Winter is coming
This week's book snap is Charles Massey's impressive agricultural call to arms; Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture a new Earth. Currently learning more about sustainable agriculture than I ever thought I needed to know. This is a great book, not just for the blueprint it offers on sustainable agriculture but for the … Continue reading Sustainable agriculture for BookSnapSunday
Ada loves the beach. Hates swimming or at least any time her paws leave solid ground. Loves paddling and trying to chase those pesky fish. Chasing a ball on the beach and burying it are also fun things to do. Here is a few photos from locations around Woodgate Beach including some where we tried … Continue reading Simply K9 Joy
"...it's reported that more than 100,000* healthy pets are being killed in pounds across Australia every year without ever even being offered the chance to be adopted." PetRescue Abandoned domestic animals are a problem here in Australia, just as they are a problem everywhere I guess, thankfully here we have a number or groups involved in rescue … Continue reading Rescue
Guess what the best solution to the hyper active, high drive challenge that is Ada is? Another dog. We have become a two dog family, although technically the new resident canine is not ours but Bronte's. Bronte has taken on a dog of her own, a truly beautiful, approximately eight month old bull arab, Bron … Continue reading Cassandra Calliope
So a couple of weeks ago we decided to do a day trip to Deception Bay. I was mainly just looking for somewhere new to go for the day and take Ada. Deception Bay, named in 1832 by John Oxley for the unusual shallowness of the bay is Gubbi Gubbi land. The first Europeans in … Continue reading Deception Bay and the historic Bancroft Baths
Photograph: Dogs Trust/PA Few things beat the companionship of pets whether they be cats, dogs, or anything in between, but dogs do have a special place in our lives and an astounding ability to bring comfort, companionship and richness to our lives and that is on top of the various working and sporting roles they … Continue reading Dogs in lockdown
public domain Last week a story on the ABC about the number of maremma dogs needing re-homing, caught my eye. Apparently demand for the dogs increased after the success of the film Oddball, a movie about a Maremma used to protect penguins. This story highlights one of my pet concerns, that is people taking on … Continue reading Dogs are hard work but they are all worth the effort to bring out the best.