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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

A week of bitter winds, hail and snow. Not a week I wanted to walk the dog. How come my dog doesn’t know it’s cold and stay in front of the fire like other dogs? She even still wanted to swim, but I drew the line at that…well, the two coldest days, anyway. Those pleading […]

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Gr8ful

I am Gr8ful. Gr8ful for all the love I have been shown this week past. It started with a dinner date with my darling dearest just for two at our favourite restaurant. Plateau has been an absolute winner every time we have been there. Love the ambiance. Love the flavours. Love the company. Then the […]

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Man’s Best Friend

She might not understand too much English but she sure can understand body language, tone, emotions, and definitely tears. The tears started to flow and Nylah was over in a shot offering her paw, putting her head up for a rub, giving the big brown eye treatment…being man’s best friend. An occasional acknowledging pat will […]

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Sun-Filled Days of Summer

In between the storms rolling through you have to make the most of every sunny day. This week has been no exception. So, the dogs and I spent the afternoon at the beach on Lake Taupo, while the storm brewed further south. The wind was excellent at whipping up some waves that were pretty impressive […]

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A Hare’s Whisker

You may well be asking yourself how a hare’s whisker even comes into my world, let alone be something I am grateful for. And I concur with you on that. In fact, I had to go look it up to make sure I wasn’t just having weird and odd phrases rolling around in my head. […]

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Morning Light

What is your favourite time of day? I wouldn’t call myself a great morning person, but I do love the morning light. It has a beauty all of it’s own. Enough to make it worth getting out of bed for…most of the time. The dog, however, is a great morning, noon and night ‘person’ when […]

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Kindness Just Blew In

Strong winds, rain and more wind… But we went away anyway. Eager as a beaver we were down to the beach with the dog leading the way, excitement oozing out of her. Zipping the jacket right up to the chin, we braced ourselves against the elements and off we went. It was easy one way, […]

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Delightfully Delish

It was taking a while for her to peruse the dress shop. I had decided to stay in the car so we could keep the windows down keeping the car cooler for the dog. We don’t have this dress shop in our town so we were happy to wait. No one was fazed. And she […]

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A Hand Up

Miserably cold and wet with a biting wind, he suggested we walked through the bush to escape the elements. The dog was keen with the bush idea. So he led and I followed. The trees did their job of protecting against wind and rain and it was a nice change of scenery from our normal […]

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The Blessing of Boots

On wet winter days I would come home  with feet soaked and cold from walks with the dog.She didn’t seem fazed but I wasn’t finding it too exciting. My darling dearest woke up one Saturday morning and announced that we were going shopping for a new pair of tramping boots (hiking for those of other more demure […]

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