Sunday, 17 May 2020

Introducing Security Shih Tzu Lucy


I've always had cats, but two months ago, I got my first ever dog, Lucy

She is a senior dog whose elderly owner can no longer take care of her, so she came home with me as we bonded at work


I had to get her the LIDL Security harness.. ♥♥♥♥♥


She likes cat toys.. She'd also like cats, but they run off when she charges at them, barking, and wagging her tail! Not the ideal way to approach cats.. 😂


"Mama, when's that barky thing going to leave?"

- Midnight & Cara..


Lucy loves to roll in the grass..


Lucy doesn't love selfie sessions with Mama, but she tolerates them..


Lucy enjoys rolling on fox poo, but doesn't really enjoy the baths that follow..


Lucy is an avid gardener, and has her own little patch for digging - vigorously..


Lucy barks at the patio cats.. She has now learned to accept Little Mami, though..


Paddock walkies are the best..


Lucy likes to make an appearance when there's mild white cheddar..


She loves napping with her seagull..


When Mama is using the bathroom, Lucy likes to wait nearby..


This is how a small Shih Tzu hogs a large three-seater sofa..


Keeping the garden well fertilised..

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

January moments..


It's been very cold, for the last few days, but I got kerosene again, so we're good




Taking the bin out.. 😃


Mr Kipling French Fancies, and Mermaid Edition Smarties ♥😍♥


Christmas present vino, and HotBot


Cara greets the neighbour.. 😃

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy New Year 2020!


Today was the first day of the new year and the new decade, and also the 15th day of work I've done without any days off.. 👾 (Still at least four more days to come - and maybe a few more..)


So, I haven't really had the time to celebrate the holidays much!

I get up at 4:30am, leave for work at 6am, and have mostly split shifts, during the busy time, so I do a few hours in the morning, come home for a 4-hour lunch break, and then back to work for a few more hours, getting home when it's already past my ideal bed time, feed the cats, put a wash on, need to wait until it's done, so I can hang the clothes to dry (I've only two sets of work clothes), go to bed, and do the same again.. On the two days a week when I have a "short day" (7-2, or 7-3), I have the time to do my shopping, wash the parts of my work gear that need a bit longer to dry, etc..

The good part is that now that we're so busy, we're all at work every day, so there's banter - and we have a ton of chocolate, which helps a lot!!! And, of course, we all love the animals We mostly get regular four-legged customers, so we know them all quite well, and there's cuddles and fun


Aaand I'm off to bed again..

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Happy Christmas!


Christmas Eve candles in the kitchen..

I've done the first seven days of (at least) 19 days of work without any days off, so I'm pretty exhausted, and I'll be on split shifts for Christmas Day & St. Stephen's Day, not leaving much time to celebrate Christmas, but I had a 7am-2pm day today, so tonight was my "Christmas" 🎅🎄


My next 7am-2pm day will be this Friday, so I'm planning to have a much needed "maintenance day" as the weekend will be all split shifts again.. But we actually have lots of fun at work (also, lots of chocolate.. LOTS!!!), and, of course, we love the dogs and cats.. So, it's not too bad!


Thursday, 5 December 2019

Been a while..


A few recent pics as I hadn't posted anything since PeepPeep's death..








Christmassy mood with lots of lights, candles, etc..



Cara and my curvy Barbie..


Introducing Midnight..


I finally have a decent phone, too