DD's Blog


Get a glimpse into my life with pets through excerpts from my diary. Enjoy funny anecdotes about my girls (our dogs Sheba and Sammy), The Twins (our cats Arty and Lewie) and The Budgie Birds (Boris and Georgie) - and not forgetting my human boys too (The Dad and Aaron).


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Joined at the hip!

29th Mar, 2019
And, so, I was yet again faced with that dilemma of missing my elderly mom dearly, feeling the need to surprise her and spend her 82nd birthday with her, but also grappling with the fact that this means having to actually leave my fur kids… something you know by now I find the hardest thing ever to do! ...read more
 

The day was going swimmingly. Work on Happy Tails (www.happytailsmagazine.co.za) was ticking over nicely. Sheba and Sammy were curled up peacefully in their favourite places after a morning game of ball. I can’t be sure where The Twins (Arty Cat and Brother Lewie) were at the time, but no doubt it was somewhere comfy. ...read more
 

Sheba and the shrew

31st Jan, 2019
It was a usual sunny Saturday afternoon, but one not exempt from chores, and so I trundled outside to take down the laundry. Sheba Shanks merrily trotted along behind me but quickly lost interest in what I was doing and became FAR too interested in something under the bits of wood and shrubbery against the wall. ...read more
 

I’d been sans a “poufy little dog” for well over two years. Having previously shared my life with two adorable little Morkies (Maltese Poodle-Yorkshire Terrier dogs), namely Bonnie and, a few years later, Charlie, I longed for a cuddly lap dog to call my own. ...read more
 

Life in the loft

31st Oct, 2018
We recently decided to add to our little cottage and built a cosy little loft. Last night was our first night of sleeping in said loft. It didn’t go as smoothly as planned – but, then, when you have a houseful of fur kids, it never really does… ...read more
 

Mum to all

28th Sep, 2018
Being a crazy animal lover, the comfy life I shared with my five beloved cats and three spoilt dogs was a very contented one. Right up until the news broke, I really did think I was “barren”; destined to be a mom to children of the furred and feathered variety only. I was sure the next baby that came along would be of the puppy variety. ...read more
 

I’m sure many of you will have stories to tell of some of your crazy animal rescue escapades. In fact, when we go live with this excerpt, please feel free to share your story with us – we would love to read about it. ...read more
 

Keeping Sammy Safe

27th Jul, 2018
I have recently taken to sleeping downstairs in order to keep Sammy below decks and safe from tumbling down the stairs as she did recently (I suspect she couldn’t see over the large pair of socks in her little Morkie mouth). ...read more
 

As a Happy Tail-er (a super supporter of our website and Facebook page Link: https://www.facebook.com/happytailsmagazine.co.za/), you will already know all about “The Dad”, aka James; truly my better half, Aaron’s amazing dad, and the fur kids’ bestie! ...read more
 

Life with Lewie

25th May, 2018
The thought of adopting two of the most gorgeous blue-eyed Siamese-looking kittens had my heart bursting with pride and adoration before I even got to meet The Twins, Arty Cat and Brother Lewie. ...read more
 

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