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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Do you, like me, find it incredibly odd to visit a home without even ONE furkid? Honest, I don’t know how people cope and I can honestly – and happily – say that I’ve never experienced life without a furkid or two, or three (or more!). ...read more
 

The day started with the usual doggie yawn alarm in my ear – uncannily, as it happens five minutes before the clock radio alarm goes off. Sheba, the German Shepherd-Labrador pup, had once again snuck onto the bed as soon as she knew I was asleep. ...read more
 

Boo for Barking

1st Dec, 2017
My surprisingly happy day just hit a speed bump… in the form of a kindly policeman personally delivering my “First Warning” about my “excessively barking dogs”. Hmmmpffff! ...read more
 

Just back from a manic walk with the dogs. What made it manic, you ask? We were enjoying a stroll in the park next to the fire station where they have a mini farmyard when, as luck would have it, we spotted a loose chicken. Argggghhh! Talk about a heart-stopping moment – and not because it was such a beautiful bird. ...read more
 

I’ve always had a “fancy cat” in my life, be it a Siamese, Burmese or Oriental, who was part of my happy mix of “just plain moggies”. But, by the beginning of 2014, all my beloved golden oldie cats had passed on. I felt very blessed that they’d all made it – or as close as dammit – to the ripe old age of 18 years… but oh, how I missed them in my life. ...read more
 

The bird in a bush

1st Sep, 2017
My son, Aaron, often asks how I can be an animal lover when I’m actually rather afraid of most animals. I know it is odd, but I really do love them. ...read more
 

Illustration by Jenny Lamont In which DD and Sammy do the shuffle in the dead of night It wasn’t long before our Sammy was in the little dog box again over her clothing fetish. I had kindly salvaged a used school sock as her “bedtime treat”. She refused to follow me and said sock up the stairs to bed so we carried on without her. As I got into bed, I swore I could hear… ...read more
 

Anyone familiar with my previous diary excerpts or who follows my evening ramblings on our Facebook page, Happy Tails magazine, will already know that our sweet (well, when she feels like it) Sammy is a “bit” of a clothing thief; a hoarder of note who can’t sleep unless she’s cuddled up to something – preferably an item previously worn by one of the humans in the cottage. ...read more
 

Bright and early this morning, we took the girls, Sheba and Sammy, for a speed walk around the neighbourhood, which was good for all of us. But maybe it was not so much of a hoot for the little family of Guinea Fowl that were trotting ahead of us. ...read more
 

Sheba, our Labrador-German Shepherd pup, is an absolute star pupil at puppy school, but then, like me, she will do anything for a treat in James’s hand! Sammy, aka The Monster Maltese, had her first “accompanied walk” lesson with our trainer and me on Tuesday. ...read more
 

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