Do you like dogs? Do you LOVE dogs? I will admit that I’m a sucker for a fuzzy dog or any dog thats friendly. I visited Lizzie Moult up at her place in Hunchy this week and fell in love with her chickens and gazed over the fence at the 5 big white goats. While I get carried away with most animals, my heart will always be soft for a dog. When Charlie licks his lips, I know I’m going to give in.
We’ve had Charlie nearly 4 years now and I can’t imagine life without him. Until he drops his toy in the pool one more time! Look at me, look at the pool, look at me, look at the pool. Who says dogs can’t communicate?
Even you could see that “baby” is at the bottom of the pool, right?
Charlie is a swimmy dog. He swims in the pool every day of the year, winter or summer but his BEST thing to do is to go to the beach. We can’t even spell the word any more or he gets all excited and runs for the front door.
The boats in the distance are waiting for a pilot to guide them in to the Port of Brisbane. After a bit of swimming and ball chasing, we head home. Take a look at this and see why we had to buy a cheap car to take the dog to the beach. I could build castles in the car after one shake. Yes, that’s sand all over the seat.
I know there’s no food in this post yet, so to rectify that and keep with the theme, here’s a photo of our dog biscuits. Charlie recommends this recipe for the best homemade dog biscuits, if you need one.
Stephanie Weaver of Recipe Renovator, has written a lovely book about pet love and loss, called Golden Angels, about their first dog, Buddy Girl. They lost her when she was 11 to cancer. Daisy May is their new dog and she’s 1 1/2.
Stephanie has undertaken a Kickstarter campaign to get her book into print and to help spread the word through a book tour. If you’re a dog lover, check it out and lend her a hand. When we all help one another, the load is always lighter. And we all know good things come back to us when we help someone else.
If you are a pet lover, please check out her campaign. She is offering goodie thank you gifts for people who donate to get her book in print.
I’m a bit late in spreading the news about Stephanie’s Kickstarter campaign. It ends on August 18th, so hurry and my apologies. I’ve been busy with family issues. This week John’s mum’s best friend of 40 years died. We’ve been really concerned about her as she’s 88 and the day her friend died, she was waiting for him to arrive for lunch. We’ve still got John’s dad and he’s worried about her too.