Category Archives: Dogs

The Bridge That Wasn’t


GloMoWriMo Day 13 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky! Your poem could be about something that is mysterious and spooky in a bad way (like a witch), … Continue reading

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Yacht Club Before Storm; Then, STORM!


  We decided quite late after a steaming hot summer day to head for the Yacht Club for supper and so that the kids could swim in their pool. Alas, we had barely arrived and settled ourselves when a westerly … Continue reading

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Tea ching old sea dogs new tricks


  Sea dogs, when one may view ship shadow early morning, Brew, one notes, when shaken, while still yawning, Time spent thus should stop — That treat string out, lest efficiency drop.   © December 2018 Colonialist

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RIP TESS


Like us, the entire Pooch Pack are feeling the effects of passing years. All of the dogs have been with us for over twelve years. Annie the Africanis now moves with difficulty, the two Maltese, Gemma and Ni(gel), are not … Continue reading

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A Guide Dog for the Non-blind


Hidden Fishermen’s Path Through Steep Forest to Beach   Sweep of horizon, from shelter of bushes emerge, Ground levels out, sight will wake to the power of sea No map will show where it funnels to push with a surge, … Continue reading

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Company of Pooch Pals


For the weekly photo challenge, the theme is Friend. © June 2017 Colonialist

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A Farming Heritage


On Saturday morning we met some friends on a visit from England at the Shongweni Farmers Market. Although within easy distance, it is somewhere we have not previously visited, and we were glad the venue had been chosen. The views … Continue reading

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